Human Evolution is slow and we
evolved at the rate of approximately 600 years
per mutation. On each mutation we stored the genetically learned
knowledge in our DNA structure and grew with it, passing this learning
to the next generation. This was a very slow process taking
generations. When the human brain evolved enough that it started to
learn by seeing what others do, it accelerated the learning rate. Then
we learned to speak, and the knowledge spread using this verbal
communication. The old knowledge passed along is still present around
in the form of things like folklore and myths
that we hear from our older generation. The only problem with this was
that the original information was lost substantially and garbage
information was added to it as passed along generation to generation.
The breakthrough in storing and
spreading knowledge came with the invention of writing. Written
pictorial representation can be seen from many early civilizations. And
it further evolved to polished scripts. And then books came into
existence that allowed humans to write and spread it quickly as well as
store it for future generation (like in libraries). With advent in
technologies (of course with the help of stored information in the
books) we started evolving much quicker than what basic facility (DNA
mutation) the nature has provided us.
The problem with books is that it
needs physical medium to reach people, and physical mediums are slow
(and comparatively expensive). This was another bottleneck in our
evolution process. Then the digital medium was invented, which allowed
the information present in books to be converted in non physical form
that could be transferred on wire, in air or also in vacuum. And this
brought the ultimate revolution in human evolution. It's called The
Internet provided us the ultimate
access to the information, and also fast ways of searching the required
information. Now one need not always go to a library for the
information (sadly every information is still not digital and on
Internet), its accessible on the Internet. Now after Google's
initiative, all the old books present in various libraries across the
world is getting digitized (Microsoft has also joined this bandwagon).
Shortly all this information can now be searched and accessed by any
one sitting anywhere in the world with access to Internet.
With people more and more getting
acquainted with Internet are finding more ways to share and provide
information that could be used by others. One of the latest inventions
is called Blog. This
is a fast evolving world, and I am sure we will have lot more
inventions that would make our life simpler and better.
But for all this to work, one
thing is needed very strongly. That is the desire to share. Unless
something is commercially lucrative it is difficult for people to
share. But I think humans are curious in nature and also very helpful
to others. That is why WH Questions (www.whquestions.com - shut down
long back) like web site was popular among the Internet people in its
time, which was for people to ask questions and the one who knows to
answer them. Currently the same concept is again started by Yahoo (Yahoo Answers).
So here we are!
"I believe in sharing, sharing
knowledge that could be used by us to learn and ultimately evolve"
This site is a step in that
direction, and I hope you will find information that is useful for you.
27 January 2006
- Third Generation looks and site
organisation (Migration Start)
|06 April 2010
- Migrated the Host to GoDaddy after virus
|18 October 2009
- Revamped the Main Index page
|01 April 2006
- Experimented with Google Adsense
- Second Generation looks and site
|04 October 2005
- Added informative articles sections
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