Analog Species

The spinal cord of most Animals on Earth is not straight as compared of Humans. They don’t look up at the sky as we do. Our ancestor started their journey of curiosity, science, literature, and communication by interpreting the position of celestial objects.

The development has given humans a precious companion, we call it Machines. We are surrounded by a gazillion machines. Of all these machines one of the best is a computer. It is incredible to see a text written on my screen with the click of a few buttons. Our Digital world has achieved such many milestones in the last 30 years that we could only imagine in dreams and fiction stories.

It is necessary to understand how the digital world grew so fast. It is because of an amazing language in which only two letters existed, 1s and 0s. Given enough number of bits, all forms of language, all expressions of images, and the calculation of the 20 x 20 vector matrix, the extreme level of complexity can be described by just these two letters.

All forms of Electronics understand the voltage and current but NATURE does not allow us to precisely estimate this voltage and current. Because of this, we had to adapt the language of 1’s and 0’s. What if we never had invented or adapted this language? What if we’d continued the electronics with voltages and currents.

Let’s do a thought experiment:

Imagine you want to send a message consisting of a few sentences. Each word can be represented with a different voltage level. Just by reading the voltage at other ends of electronics, we could have interpreted the actual message. Sounds right? No! Well, I have skipped a lot of stuff, assuming the ideal case. What I mean is Voltage and Current values are real numbers, which mean 1.0 could be 1.01 or 1.09 or 1.0034 etc. and 1.00003 could be an actual  1.000031 or 1.00003055 or 1.00000025 etc. You get the idea. It is impossible to predict precisely. What is the solution?

Decimal points are one critical aspect of the Analog species i.e – HUMANS. We are on the verge of creating ASI (Artificial Super Intelligence). The values of ASI in our established civilization will certainly be SURVIVAL. How can it not be? It is a proven fact by nature that those who adapt to changes survive. Human days are numbered on earth. We won’t last unless we figure out these decimal points’ significance and implication on us by nature. 

A quote read by any individual on a paper can be understood by each person on earth DISTINCTIVELY, and that is amazing – How? Ecology? Too many variables? – No! Even if we derive all variable relationships we will still face a challenge – How infinitesimally should we define their values?

Here is my idea –

Let’s build new electronics, not following logical mathematics. It should be made of Op-amp, differential circuits, with no precision and uncertain tolerance. Sounds funny? As a technical reader, you must be thinking that would be an unstable system. Yeah, you are right. It will be unstable because I want it to be. I want it to have one critical quality of all living species- Vulnerability.

You may now think of further possibilities.