Friday, February 19, 2010

A Single Random Number holds so much Information

If I told you to think of a number from 1 to 100
the result will be different every time I ask you


Lots of factors affect this number. There are the external factors like the weather (cold, hot, windy, humid) or the internal factors like your mood (sad, happy) , status (married, single), health (fatigue, healthy) etc..

All those factors get fed into the function of your random generator and generate a number that is dependent on these factor.

Imagine if we can hypothetically gathered 100 serial killers and ask them to choose a number between 1 to 100, while we try to fix the other external factors as much as we can. Then chart the results. We do the same with 100 child abusers, 100 nurses. Compare the results

We will get interesting results, we will get pattern.

So whatever random number you select. This number hold information, very valuable information. its not so random after all.

Think of that.

3 comments:

  1. very interesting post bro..
    yes we 've alot of valuable results which are very useful for many MANY things ;)

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  2. Could be true, however some people have favorite numbers that they'd usually choose, their birthday day, their lucky number, etc...

    So a single number could be misleading, wouldn't be too nice to mistaken someone for a serial killer ;p

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  3. @Manna

    Thanks sis, it just poped in my head and wanted to write it down ...

    @titi
    exactly, lucky numbers and special numbers are essentially non random .. thus might be considered as noise to our statistics

    and yes that would be so bad LOL

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