Numbers

Yesterday my colleagues and I discussed something about the Wuhan outbreak. It was inevitable that the victims, alive or dead, were becoming numbers on a spreadsheet or news items. Somebody quoted, “It’s said that a human’s death is a tragedy. But collective demise is statistics.” True, this was an honest …

Reality: Inside or Outside?

I finished reading 1984 by George Orwell, A Beginner’s Guide of Reality by Jim Baggott, and halfway through Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I find the underlying common theme of the three books is about the existence of absolute reality or the lack thereof. The Orwellian universe in a state …