Happy New Year!
Here is a good question to start the year: What is the meaning of life?
I suggest you stop reading for a moment and reflect what you would say if someone were to come up to you and ask you this question.
Have you ever read the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? It has a very interesting ultimate answer to “everything”. Watch it here .
After you watched this you will probably wonder what the ultimate computer is. Right? You can read about that here … but essentially: the living super computer that is currently running a 10 million year program to figure out the ultimate question is the Earth! So maybe you and me are supposed to contribute to finding the answer. Some super intelligent species many million light years away is patiently waiting for the answer. So we better get to work!
If this has put you in the mood of reading about this question more seriously here is an article on “The Meaning of Life” on the wikipedia:
I will be writing more about this in a few days … don’t want to let down those aliens who are patiently waiting for answers.
This is part 1 of a series of three posts on this topic: