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CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: MECHANICS OF COMPUTER VIRUS by Shaikh Raisuddin [refresh]
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Author Shaikh Raisuddin wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 15:11 GMT
Essay Abstract

Near the border of animate and inanimate worlds, there lies a many-body system called virus. The answer to the question, “How do goal-oriented systems arise?”, is hidden in understanding the mechanics of virus which represent the beginning of goal-oriented behaviour. Intentionality or goal of a many-body system is a physical programme whereby the constituents acquire unity-of-direction or unity-of-purpose. An exploration of the ways of physical programming can help us know and design goal-orientedness in a system of matter. A series of paradigm-shifting come to our help to answer how do goal-oriented systems may possibly arise? The list of enabling as well as disabling paradigms have been prepared. Further, the easier option of understanding goal-oriented property is through Physics of computer Virus instead of biological virus. Physically computer virus act through flow of electrons into circuitry of a computer controlled by programming language. Computer virus are analogous of biological virus. Like living systems, computer virus too, are organized by their simplest components with the intricate aims of survival, reproduction, and other ends similar to biological virus; and as an intelligent system employ a panoply of physical effects to accomplish many flexibly chosen goals. A thorough study of mechanics of computer virus in the end can help us invent the genesis device for transforming inanimate into animate and vice versa. A caution is necessary here to not to mistake goal-oriented behaviour with free-willed behaviour out of anthropocentric worldview. Freewill is a socially-implanted concept for the sake of social order else it is contrary to causality principle and has been disproved by Benjamin Libet’s neuroscientific experiment. That is, no goal-directed system is self-originated or self-designed independent of causality but is a circumstantial construct.

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The author is a Petroleum Reservoir Engineer and has been researching on reality and consciousness for more than 30 years. He is originally creative thinker. Currently working on relationship between man and matter to establish the missing link between man, AI and evolution.

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adel sadeq wrote on Mar. 8, 2017 @ 21:28 GMT
Dear Shaikh,

I think your abstract is better and more useful than many of the essays, however there seem to be some human virus or viruses that keep rating people very low just so that they can survive. It is a definite proof that an inanimate object trying to come alive!

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Author Shaikh Raisuddin replied on Mar. 8, 2017 @ 22:03 GMT
Thanks Adel Sadeq

I appreciate your encouragement.

Merit speaks in its own ways with or without rating. My ideas are comparatively more unconventional so secure rating slowly. Slowly but surely the ideas will prevail.

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Author Shaikh Raisuddin wrote on Mar. 10, 2017 @ 03:03 GMT
Computer Virus is where relationship between Metaphysics and Physics begin. Language create reality.

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Joe Fisher replied on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 16:25 GMT
Dear Shaikh Raisuddin,

Please excuse me for I have no intention of disparaging in any way any part of your essay.

I merely wish to point out that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate.

Only nature could produce a reality so simple, a single cell amoeba could deal with it.

The real Universe must consist only of one unified visible infinite physical surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light.

A more detailed explanation of natural reality can be found in my essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY. I do hope that you will read my essay and perhaps comment on its merit.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Author Shaikh Raisuddin replied on Mar. 22, 2017 @ 18:11 GMT
Joe Fisher,

Thanks for your comment. I prefer criticism on my ideas. And I welcome your comment.

I question, why the world is not known to us by birth when our body and brain are made on the best principles of science?

The things are complex and not simple because we do not know "language of Matter".

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Edwin Eugene Klingman wrote on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 19:52 GMT
Dear Shaikh Raisuddin,

Thanks for commenting on my essay. Yours is a very interesting essay. In it you say:

"It is not physics that gives behavior to matter instead it is behavior of matter that gives physics. That means matter has its own mind and intelligence. Mind is that which decides a response and not that emerges from brain alone."

I generally agree with this statement, although it's not clear to me how you define matter, so I'm unsure exactly what you mean. Is an electron matter? Are quarks matter? Is the electromagnetic field of matter? Is the gravitomagnetic field matter? Since Einstein's paradigm-shifting equation E=mc**2, such fields have been considered material. They have mass energy, and are generally considered substantial. The field I propose is physical, therefore I consider it material.

So it is not clear to me that you and I are in disagreement about consciousness and matter. I am perhaps a little more uncertain about the material status of a computer virus.

I have not heard the saying "what is not inborn is artificial." You apply this by noting "the conventionally meant human mind is artificial."

It seems to me that our essays agree more than they disagree.

I am pleased that you found out about this essay contest in time to submit your ideas.

My best regards,

Edwin Eugene Klingman

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Author Shaikh Raisuddin replied on Mar. 22, 2017 @ 18:14 GMT

Matter is the thing that can occupy space or that is collisionable or tangible and that have an internal structure.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 14, 2017 @ 15:48 GMT
Nice essay Raisuddin,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent, you wrote a powerful short essay even in two days time. Very good. Your words….

It is irony that many minds are insane and suffers from variety of psychological sicknesses due to reckless classical conditioning by the society. Cognition (mind) distorts perception. Many philosophers and scientists are wasting their labour...

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 23, 2017 @ 22:55 GMT
Dear Shaikh Raisuddin sab,

Thank you for kind appreciation. You are exactly correct about DESIGN of structure!

Definitely correct sir, "The Universe also must have life or some form of intelligence of its own."

I will give an example….

You take the attraction between a boy and girl in their youth in human society. They love each other, marry and give birth to children. The couple work for children, their upkeep, education and their health etc. Everybody does this. Enjoy the old age and go away, it is natural…….

But if anyone (male or female) sits peacefully & silently and think a little, one understand that this whole thing is “MAYA” as said in Hindu philosophy. It is all nothing but some kind of magic that forces one to this work (MAYA). All these are ties and handcuffs making one as prisoner to do this family work and REPRODUCTION.

So the immediate thinking comes to our thinker, is why should I do all these work. I will resign and sit back and do nothing. As because, it is not profitable to anyone, why should anyone do anything about this REPRODUCTION, which involves large amount of work, which is not beneficial…………..

Now the question comes who gets benefit and who is forcing us to do all these REPRODUCTION? Who wants us to do all these things? It is probably the GOD or the Mother Nature. They created the ATTRACTION between boy and girl. Not only in humans, but in other animals also had these instincts. So the God and Mother Nature are FORCING even the Universe to REPRODUCE. They know perfectly well nothing is permanent in this Universe …..!!!!!!

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 05:11 GMT
Dear Sirs!

Physics of Descartes, which existed prior to the physics of Newton returned as the New Cartesian Physic and promises to be a theory of everything. To tell you this good news I use «spam».

New Cartesian Physic based on the identity of space and matter. It showed that the formula of mass-energy equivalence comes from the pressure of the Universe, the flow of force which on the corpuscle is equal to the product of Planck's constant to the speed of light.

New Cartesian Physic has great potential for understanding the world. To show it, I ventured to give "materialistic explanations of the paranormal and supernatural" is the title of my essay.

Visit my essay, you will find there the New Cartesian Physic and make a short entry: "I believe that space is a matter" I will answer you in return. Can put me 1.


Dizhechko Boris

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Author Shaikh Raisuddin wrote on Apr. 26, 2017 @ 20:04 GMT

All matter obey the inertial frame they onto it. But the goal-directed systems of matter violate kinetic energy of the inertial system they rest on

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