Experimentation and theory have been almost orthogonal from the inception of humans, the former looking for practical proof and the latter conceptual leaps. Experimentation, however, seldom explains anything or even prove or disprove anything. Careers have been made by approximating or reducing theory to heuristics. …


As over 100 billion human souls wondered over time, is there a heaven? Given a limited allocation of time and space, it has been tempting to think about breaking free. The heaven fits as it lacks precise definition affording infinite flexibility. And those who could prove otherwise had already left…


As each human floats unidirectionally in time

As she approaches the impenetrable horizon

Given a final look behind, what does she see?

Is it a wasted life or something else?

Humans are funny

As David Gilmour says,

In the end, it is “only round and round,”

But most go around…


As nearly 8 billion cover and the remaining count their coins, it is clear humanity has reached a discontinuity. It is time anybody who wants to play a part in the future to step in. Unfortunately, there is no money in it, just sheer satisfaction. …


As the world breaks into pieces

As the vaccinated appear superior to those who can’t get vaccines

As the ones who have access, decline it

I am crying alone

As the developed shun the developing

To their way to churches, temples and mosques

As the missiles get longer ranges and…


Humans appear to hold history as valuable or at least useful. History, however, likely has a negative value for humans as it seems to constrain present thoughts or bias future actions. This is likely a result of high utility of the same at inception with little preceding data. …


As I walked out to take off-stump guard

I knew there was trouble ahead

As the ball flew past my left ear making a whizzing noise

I knew it will not be too long for the long walk back to the pavilion

Then there was the sweet sound of the…


Rationality is often considered a good trait. After all in the age of reason and logic, rationality has to be top shelf. Nobel laureate Herbert Simon attempted to reign in the enthusiasm by suggesting that rationality is bounded or limited. He suggested that the cognitive abilities of humans are limited…


As pain and tribulation set in at the cross roads of Central and South Asia, as thirty million people struggle to mend the past and let the future in, as the West leave, the East hesitate and the rest roil in apathy, as tears roll down the cheeks of children…


A definition for consciousness has eluded humanity from the moment they realized something has changed. As she climbed down from the tree and tiptoed across the African savannah, it became clear that she could see herself and nature in a hitherto unknown context. She called it consciousness but failed to…

Gill Eapen

Gill Eapen is the founder and CEO of Decision Options ®, Mr. Eapen has over 30 years of experience in strategy, finance, engineering, and general management

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