Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The CROWD pressure

As dust settled down on Earth bacteria came out of something, few evolved to be monkey eating fruits & vegetables. Those are days where monkeys don't eat coconuts. One monkey out of tens may be hundred decided to try coconut. Assuming it's not something traditional and different what rest of population does, coconut eating monkey is the ONE like Neo. How would other monkeys treat it?

Similar to an classroom with low head count, say 10 students when one of student has an funky hair style. Rest of students may laugh or make fun but due to less head count they keep mingling and difference doesn't weight high.

Yup, now few monkeys can eat coconuts. No problem. When monkey population grows exponentially and if still few monkeys were only eating coconuts difference becomes huge.

20 more students join the class. Now the student with funky hair style is going to be made fun of and looked & treated differently.

Crowd pressure make everything looks the same and suppress innovation. In an world with strong preferences are we stuck in the cycle of natural evolution? To make an tasty curry, monkey needs coconut. Unless all monkeys realize to accept new and alternate ideas and views they are stuck. Did I mean being silent is suppressive as well? Yes, I do.