Saturday, November 20, 2010

Central Dogma- Information of life

I felt a blustery turbulence creating the adrenaline rush in my nerves stimulating the synapse of my neurons, when I paused for a while to think how information related to life resonates in the universe. This is captured to an extent in the movie “Avtaar”.
I wonder how incredibly we communicate and respond with/to every entity of this universe. How unique it is when we communicate to the machines (when we code programs and information in it is translated in to binary- 0 and 1), when our genes communicate with each other- transforming the information of our life (DNA translation -central dogma- ATGC and AUGC), when nature communicates with life in the form of mutation indicating its decision on evolution and survival of the fittest.
As we grow we choose different streams of studies like arts, economics, science, engineering (computer science, biotechnology and mechanical), management studies etc. As we specialize in our areas we start looking at the world from that sole perspective but in essence everything in life is interconnected by a metaphysical, biological network which may seem like a cognitive dissonance. But this network is the very essence of life which has multiple non linear threads filled with information- a part of which is coded and rest is decoded. This can be explained by these analogies: 1) Fundamental origination of life began through information (quantum of data) which was transmitted to earth in the form of sun rays (e=mc2). 2)Neural network elucidates the fundamental phenomenon of how we grow up from a child to a mature humans through learning, by understanding the norms of society and developing the ability of reasoning.3)This is applicable to the phenomenon of how we teach our codes to understand the fuzzy logics and give us the output (artificial neural network). 4) This is further applicable to phenomenon of building and managing organizations by developing, instutionalizing and evolving them as a process over time.
Thus mysteriously, everything in this universe in interconnected and bounded by the cryptic information pool and every entity of this universe is interconnected through a fragile thread called informational network which is not as frequently realized as it should be.