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What is the meaningful distance between human experiences?

  • It is infinitesimally small while we experience an interface in a mobile application.
  • It is substantially large while we experience an information overload in a twitter wall or a large physical library archive.
  • It is quite immeasurable while we experience dreams where we sift between cognitive states.

How do human mind behave in between experiences? This question is pertinent when we are cognizant about the transition from one experience to another.

It becomes further more relevant in a digitally connected world with ubiquitous computing possibilities, as human mind is pretty much conscious about the journey from a device to another device, one interface to another interface and so on. In these situations, experiences get identified with devices and interfaces.

DigitalMind

At the moment, we are finding it tough to trace how human mind traverses between digital experiences. It is because of the structural issues in mapping human mental states in complete precision.

Human mind has been transitory from its dawn. As technology has become pervasive we are finding better options to absorb the transition states of human mind. The transitory nature of our mind has helped a lot in the digitization of information and experiences. Yet the physical entity called human mind in itself remains outside the realm of digitization.

When we realize that human mind is transitory, on the other side experiences are also transitory. Thus it appears to be a nested loop. Information is another component in this equation. Thus human mind, human experiences, and humanized information traverse with respect to each other.

What traverse faster? Is it the human experiences or the information created by human engagements. Or is it the human mind which is at the root of all these marvelous achievements. It is an interesting question at this juncture. Let’s explore further.