I Think, Therefore I Am
(Cogito ergo sum – for those who prefer the Latin.) whoami is a command to find out exactly who the current user is of a computer system. It is a question we should continue asking our self. Who Am I?
When Moses asked God his name, (so he could tell the people who sent him), God said, “Tell them that I Am sent you.”
Exodus 3:14 International Standard Version (ISV)
God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM,” and then said, “Tell the Israelis: ‘I AM sent me to you.’”
So, that tells us who He is… But what about Me? You? Everyone?
Douglas Adams is another hero of mine… I love every little snippet he wrote. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was the first book I laughed at, out loud, while reading. It was a bit embarrassing because I was in a public place. It surprised me, and while I read, sometimes I had to take a moment for the tears of laughter to clear from my eyes so I could continue reading. It took me a long time to read because I laughed so much.
(Caution, contains spoilers…) In Douglas Adam’s “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, earth was built and designed to be the ultimate computer. Every person, animal, plant, etc. was part of this computer. The computer’s entire purpose over the billions of years existence was to work out the answer to the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Well actually, Deep Thought was the first ultimate computer to ponder the question, and it said the answer to the question is 42 and the real problem was nobody really understood the question. Of course, the Vogons destroyed Earth right before the answer was complete. (For those who really need to know, there was a back-up earth…)
I really do suggest you go get the 5 books of the trilogy and read them. (Or all 6 books if you dare)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe, and everything
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Oh, and for those who enjoy the series as much as I, check out the sixth book of the trilogy by Eoin Colfer. It is written in a manner resembling the voice of the original author… I think Doug would approve.
And Another Thing…
Read, Think, Discuss, and Above all else, Question Everything!