What is Kabbalah and why do we care?
Because Kabbalah is a science, not a religion. Life has no spirituality to detect with our senses
According to Michael Laitman, a former scientist turned Kabbalist
In Kabbalah, all of one’s earthly desires are regarded as “the heart,” while the desire to discover the meaning of life is described as “the point in the heart.” The point in the heart is a desire that awakens in our hearts and pulls us “upward.” That new desire led Abraham to discover the complete reality, the spiritual reality.
The point 5 has to be discovered, it is not visible through common senses
The Jewish nation was not formed on a racial or a national basis. Jews today are incarnations of the same people gathered around Abraham in ancient Babylon to realize the spiritual idea of “Love thy friend as thyself” . It does not matter if they were black, white or yellow.
We were all used to say Kabbalah is Jewish Mysticism and no one really knew what it means. The current word Mystic did not exist before 17th century. This is a quote from Oxford Dictionary:
Middle English (in the sense ‘mystical meaning’): from Old French mystique, or via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs ‘initiated person’ from muein ‘close the eyes or lips’, also ‘initiate’. The current sense of the noun dates from the late 17th century.
Hidden for thousands of years, the Kabbalah was rediscovered 200 years ago. The original text of the Zohar is very difficult to read. The Daniel Matt scholarly translation to English published by Stanford University Press is still ongoing
Perfection is not happiness
From Michael Laitman
I may have everything in the corporeal sense, but I feel that it is all worthless, that I am completely dissatisfied. Why? I haven’t a clue but it is what I feel. I have a home, I make a good living, I can afford to travel, to enjoy myself, I have friends, yet something is missing.” In previous generations, people lived far worse than we do. Compared to them, our lives are lives of kings, yet they are tasteless. The emptiness experienced today is leading us to discover what lies behind the verse, “Taste and see that the Lord is good,” which Kabbalists offer to us as the remedy. We must discover the upper force that creates us, that takes us through this process, and that is now pulling us back to it through the question, “What am I living for?” This question is really like a door handle. If we open that door we will discover heaven.
Kabbalah and business design
In every new service, product or process, we are looking for the point 5, the meaning of life.
Design Thinking is sort of tightly defined around customers and it is mostly invisible.
Since 1970 we pay attention and record failed and successful products. The number 1 reason or failed products, based on research the last 50 years is overwhelmingly the lack of understanding of customer and user needs
We still do not know or have not been successful how to embed a customer focus deeply in an organization
Most organizations today make their decisions on basis of numbers that sometimes have NOTHING to do with whether they’re satisfying their customers. For example, market share.
Sarah Beckman from UC Berkeley says: What I really want to get to is what I call meaning based needs, what are the outcomes that customers are trying to achieve, and what’s standing in the way of them achieving those outcome
To illustrate she gives the example Huggies Pull Up diapers which came up not from redesigning the tabs on the diapers, but because they understood the parents who were nervous about toilet training. That is a meaning based need
So what are the meaning based needs for edge computing? 5G? Digital Transformation?
We do not know, but discovering the meaning based needs is equivalent to the spirituality of edge computing, and all topics that we thought that technology is the meaning of life. It is not
As of today Cloud computing still dominates the mind share
The biggest interest in Edge computing is in India Bengaluru and UK London. The top countries are Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China and Finland
Here is Edge Computing mind share by itself
In this analysis, by far the #1 edge computing country is China
I leave the readers to interpret these findings. But there is one logical conclusion here.
Any American and European Edge Computing company, like MobiledgeX , must work alliances to Far East companies to reach global success.
Today I tweeted thinking about how to explain edge computing
Why your writing is so hard to understand? The main cause of incomprehensible prose is the difficulty of imaging what it is like for someone else not to know something that you know
— Miha Ahronovitz (@myinnervoice) November 25, 2018
This is called by Steven Pinker, a Harvard professor, the curse of knowledge . I feel a desperation trying to understand the main ideas from social networks
Why so much writing is so hard to understand? Why must a typical reader struggle to follow an academic article, fill a tax return or read instructions on how to install a home network?
The most popular explanation, says Steven, is captured in this NewYorker cartoon
People intentionally opaque their prose. Bureaucrats and managers insists in gibberish to cover themselves. Plain clad technical writers ... seek revenge for all the girls who turned them down for dates. Pseudo-intellectuals spout obscure verbiage to hide that they have nothing to say.
There is a big difference between a coherent passage of writing and a flaunting of one erudition. A coherent text is a designed object, a window to the reader. Otherwise the text is unreadable for most people, who are not transformed in readers. They are overwhelmed by gibberish.
We have a propensity to speak, not to write.
Classic style is an antidote for academese, bureaucratise, corporatese, legalise. oficialise and other kinds of stuffy prose.
The classic style helps the reader see the world. The writer can see something that the reader has not yet noticed. He orients the reader's gaze, so she can see for herself. The success means clarity and simplicity and disinterested truth. It also means people read what you write
Classic style is different from practical style. It gets through. It very relevant to how to evangelize edge computing, for example.