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Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering: what is this all about?

They’re different facets of the same constructive and creative discipline dealing with information flow: the mathematical study and literature, the technical knowledge and the actual designing and writing respectively. Information is a sequence of conventional signs that convey ideas; big amounts of information and dedicated machinery can be also used to encode, transmit and reproduce sensorial objects such as images, video and audio. So, information flow design is all about creating abstract worlds: playgrounds and tools for, and about, the abstract mind (or small mind as it is called in some traditions), which is the only one current computing machines can deal with fast enough for our needs. Being essentially constructive (it …

Reality? There ain’t such stuff: science, art and spirituality melt back into creative living

You might know already a young, western-originated curious man’s practical reasoning discipline called “science”. Well, its “physics” offspring in its modern “quantum” dress is basically telling us, in a new disguise, a few key things that have been long known to several elder “mind sciences”, spiritual traditions or “ways”: The way we think about things (call it “model”) molds the reality we’re going to experience. This can be true to such an extent that when we setup experiments for one physical model about light’s behaviour, say the “particle” one, then for another incompatible model, say the “wave” one, we’ll get a “yes it matches” answer in both cases (I suggest reading, …