The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
As a devout fan of both science and science fiction, it has been a fascinating journey watching science-fiction give way to science.
I’m sure all of us can think back on earlier moments of science fiction and find little moments that connect. When my company created NXTGENTV in 2005, I felt as if we were making the AT&T video phone that I saw in 2001 : A Space Odyssey back in 1968.
Now, with Sizzle, we have created something akin to the holodeck in Star Trek or the construct in The Matrix.
As I have read different works by scientists who are fascinated by quantum physics, I find that their deep investigation into the mysteries of the unknown seem to lead them surprisingly closer to God.
There is always a presumption that science and religion are entirely separate communities, but the deeper a scientific mind explores a particular topic, the more the magical mystery becomes apparent. So the pursuit of knowledge, seems to regularly give way to the appreciation of the majesty of the amazing system that we are living within.
Knowledge is a bottomless pit. The deeper you travel, the further you see that you really have to go.
For someone like myself who was not steeped in religion over the course of my life, seeing the appreciation of the unknown through all of the scientists and great thinkers whom I have come to admire has given me an even deeper appreciation for the wonder of the immensely complicated systems that make up our body and all of the different things in the world that we inhabit, and all of the different things that make up the universe at large. It is genuinely almost unfathomable that all of these systems have evolved into such a beautiful stasis.
As a simple case in point, look at what has just happened here: a juxtaposition of colored pixels showed you an image in a lab with squiggles on top of it that communicate a deep thought from a person who is no longer alive. Followed by more squiggles from someone who is speaking into a device in their hand so that they may transmit all of this through the ethos into a device in your hand so that your brain can see squiggles and contemplate seriously deep subject matter. All of this is firing neurons in your brain, stimulating thoughts and generating memories. Is that not in and of itself an absolute wonder? Da Vinci was the first person who figured out that sound and light travel in waves. Imagine what a text message with a picture would be like to him… at this stage.
There are many wonderful quotes from Albert Einstein, if you want a great time travel journey into the mind of one of the greatest thinkers in time, try reading 100 quotations from Einstein and you will teleport into his brain and start to see the same wonder that he is talking about in this one particular quotation. It’s a great journey!