Monday, August 20, 2007

What is real?

A weird thought has stuck in my mind :)

What ever we see, we see it because for light. If there is no light or if the light doesn't reflects on an object we don't see that particular thing...right?

Though light travels in high speed (300,000 kilometers per second)...it still takes time. If I see a star tonight, though i feel I'm seeing it, that star may not exist even! Because I'm seeing the light of that star which has started it's journey few hundreds or million years ago! It may have been exploded some million years ago! When we take our dear ol' Sun...it is some 8 or so light minutes away. So if the Sun vanishes to thin air...we still won't notice that change for 8 or so minutes! We will still have sun shine!!! isn't that strange...

Now what about things right in front of me. I'm typing on my keyboard, looking at a monitor. Am I seeing the monitor NOW?! Whoa...this is really...creeepy! I'm seeing a monitor which existed some millions nano seconds ago. Because I'm seeing a light which is 'old' I'm not seeing the real monitor which exists 'now'. Oops...then what is the definition of 'now'? What if I look in the mirror...whoa...it's not real ME...I'm seeing my PAST :O

WHAT IS REAL!!!????

5 comments:

The Reader said...

Woah! what a cool thought.. ;)

What I can say is to.. touch it, touch your monitor, touch yourself, to feel what existing is.. you may feel 'now'..

hehe nice thought buddy.. ;)

Cheers!

Dulanja said...

What u say is true bro...

But we can't touch everything ne! ;)

And how can I touch what i'm typing???

Hiranya said...

What an extra ordinary thought.. I think 'now' means omitting that nano seconds.. And I also think we see as real only things that we want to see as real..

Nevi said...

what we see at the moment.... hmm.. yes u are correct ma friend..cannot give a definition for "now" like that.. but.... what we feel at the moment is bringing a new definition to the word "now"...because our feelings make us alive and without our feelings, the word "now" is not exist.

Chamila said...

Great Thought Dude.And even the things you see we may not see it the exact way it is.Our eyes are only sensitive to some range of light so we only see what our eyes are sensitive to out of the reflected light.Even after that our brain filters that signal and identifies that, so we see what our brain want's to see.So we can never what we see is true or it is the correct way it is,it totally depends on the way your mind identifies it.There are no mentally retarded people just people who see things differently who knows may be they say things better than us????