Know Thyself Part II

Azimawellness Talk 3/2017     

Know Thyself Part II

In our first article, we found that the smart companies running the world on technology borrowed heavily from God’s creation especially from human beings.

There is enough evidence that people who have studied the human being well and borrowed heavily from God’s engineering are the leading lights in their area of specialization.

In our 2nd newsletter, we broke down the amazing parts that make our body systems and operate harmoniously.

Today we dive deeper into this complex system.

Kindly note we are unpacking human physiology to come up with the proper ways to take care of The Temple and choose what we can leverage.

Today we look at the human brain.

                       

Am convinced that this is what the wise men who gifted us the amazing computer borrowed from. The human brain must have inspired creation of the CPU- (central processing unit) in a computer. All the messages our body receives either from sight, feeling or hearing are relayed to the brain which interprets the message and determine the action taken. This is how the good computer works. Any message from the keyboard or the mouse is sent to the CPU as a byte which interprets and connects this message.

The human brain has amazing memory capacity to store information for a long time. Any time you want to retrieve the message, the brain scan through the stored data to retrieve it.

Our mind operates in similar patterns. Any new message you receive is stored in our memory. The next time you spot the same or similar image , the brain quickly scan through stored images that looks similar, interpret it and match it to a similar one for  identity .

To retain the brain capacity to carry out these functions, we must keep our brain in the right conditions with consistent supply of the right nutrients. We also sleep to allow the brain to recharge. This also happens in a computer.

A computer system requires four main aspects of data flow:  Input, Processing, Output, and Storage.

                                

Input: What goes in

Input is the data that you put into the computer system for processing. It may include what you type on the keyboard, what you point using your mouse, what is scanned by the scanner, the barcode at the back of products at the supermarket or lately our fingerprint.

The CPU and memory: Data Manipulation

                                             

In a computer, the processor (Central Processing Unit) is the center of activity. The CPU consists of electronic circuits that interpret and execute program instructions as well as communicate with the input, output, and storage devices. It is the central processing unit that actually transforms data into information. Data is the raw material to be processed by a computer.

Processed data becomes information (data that is organized, meaningful, and useful) In school, for instance, an instructor could enter various student grades (data), which can be processed to produce final grades and perhaps a class average (information).

Output: What Comes Out

Output devices show people the processed data (information) in a form that we can understand. Output is a computer’s whole reason for being. Output is usable data that has been processed by the computer into information.

The human brain has an amazing capacity to process data into information that we can consume. The tragedy of our time is we (especially in Africa) are not utilizing the brain capability to process and interpret data into usable information. We prefer to copy and paste in its raw form.

This is why we import almost everything that we consume from the people who utilize their mental processing power. How can you explain that at this day and age, we still import small items like geometry sets used in primary schools and paper punch???

Secondary Storage: For future reference

Secondary storage provides additional storage space for data. Secondary storage is needed for large volumes of data for preservation

In human beings, God gave us the capacity to write and save data for posterity. We extract what is in our mind and process it into words or images that we can interpret to give it meaning

In computers, secondary storage consists of devices such as flash-disks, hard disks, DVDs, CDs, which can store data and programs outside the computer itself. These devices supplement the computer’s memory which holds limited data and programs.

Like a human being, a computer storage has two types of memory

Random Access Memory

This is primary memory that holds data before it is processed. It is highly volatile(it is temporary and lost in the event of power loss) It is the fastest in terms of being accessed by the processor, but has limited capacity. This is equivalent to our conscious brain the neocortex which is temporary and only 4% of our memory

Read Only Memory

This is the secondary storage. In takes longer for the processor to access data stored here. It is permanent- even after the computer is shut down, it is will still be accessible. It has the highest capacity. This is similar to the subconscious brain that forms 96% of the human mind.

It is indisputable that the wise men who invented the computer and many of the tech gadgets were inspired by what God made many years ago

The question we should ask ourselves is what can we borrow from God’s creation to come up with our own inventions or innovations?

Join me in the next article we explore what options we can tap and how to go about it

We cannot be spectators in this game that is making innovators dollar billionaires within a short time. Will you?

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