This article doesn’t just show you how to use Astrology! Instead, it shows you how Astrology and Modern Day Technology can be used to predict the Entire Life Of A Human.
The abundance of personal data generated about individuals through various technologies (internet history, social networks, wearable devices, etc.) that we come across in our day-to-day life can potentially one day be utilized to develop a new system to predict the life of every human being on Earth. This system would be something similar to the ancient Vedic astrology system which is being used, even today, to predict human life events and possibilities.
It also attempts to explain how big data analytics played an important role in the invention of ancient astrology systems even thousands of years ago (through mythological references) and how it is possibly going to play the same role in the creation of a next gen technology-based human prediction system.
Big data analytics have been in use by most of the big business houses for some time now to uncover such things as business trends, insights, and patterns, and their correlation to the psychology of customers/consumers. Recently, because of its far reaching ability to successfully predict human behavioural patterns, the application of data analytics has been spreading into many fields.
For example, it’s being used by police departments to predict crime occurrences in their area, by employers to forecast employee future actions, behaviours, productivity and psychology, and by retailers to predict customers/ consumers preferences.
Vedic Astrology & The World’s Oldest Big Data Projects
The period of Vedic civilization witnessed the birth of a number of amazing systems and methodologies, such as Yogasutra, Ayurveda, Vedic mathematics and Astrology. As per mythological scriptures, these inventions and discoveries were made possible by the siddhis (metaphysical powers) or yogic power of the great Vedic sages (thinkers). During that period, different versions of astrological systems were developed by different sages based on their research and findings in the field. All of these versions (branches) differ slightly in the way calculations are made or formulas are applied to predict future events, but they all revolve around a common philosophy which forms the very basis of these prediction techniques. That is, planetary alignments and movements influence the human body and mind. Though its validity and accuracy still remain highly debatable, if we go by Indian mythological references, it appears that the lifecycle of many of these astrology projects consisted of three major phases – the same as any of the present day big data analytic projects: 1) Detailed data gathering, 2) Analysis and 3) Devising formulas/rules based on the findings.
One such project was the Bhrigu astrology system, which was created by a great sage of the same name who was believed to have attained great siddhis through deep meditation and penance.
First Phase: Data Collection
In the first phase, Bhrigu focused on collecting data about detailed life events capturing every moment of 500,000 individuals spreading across different geographies/social and economic classes.
Second Phase: Crunching Of Data
As the analysis of these huge and unstructured data sets required a brain matching the combined power of thousands of modern day servers, he approached the best available computing powerhouse available at the time to aid him. That powerhouse was none other than the “mythological god Ganesha,” also known as the god of intellect, mathematics, and algos, and the bestower of problem solving and analytic skills. In Vedic scriptures he is often described as having an intellect or processing power equal to the power of the thousand finest brains put together (like a cluster of a thousand powerful server nodes). In yogic theology, he is the manifestation of intellect in the human brain and, once activated fully through deep meditation techniques, gives unmatched intellect and power. And after invoking the power of Ganesha in his mind, Bhrigu continued with his analysis of all the data he had collected.
Third Phase: Deriving Rules & Formulas
His careful crunching of detailed data helped him to uncover the hidden correlation between human life events and personality traits with planetary alignments, enabling him to formulate rules to predict most human life events. He then shared his findings with his community. Over time, further improvements were made based on various observations and some rules were altered to correspond to social, biological and environmental evolutions.
One question remains unanswered here. How did he manage to collect the vast personal data of so many individuals? This can again be attributed to a yogic power called citta siddhi (mind reading power). It’s a metaphysical power often described in many ancient scriptures, having been used for reading any individual’s memory – even memories to which the native brain has lost access.
Even after a thousand years, astrology is practiced extensively in most parts of India mainly for two reasons 1) to predict personality, future events, and various possibilities about an individual’s life, and 2) to predict successful marital life between prospective marriage partners (matchmaking services).
Nobody knows the truth behind these astrology systems for certain, nor does anyone know if these sages truly had the siddhis to create such amazing projects. But one thing we now know is that we have the technology required to replace those siddhis and invent a similar prediction system.
Designing A New Human Life Prediction System
At first glance, the idea of collecting data about a large number of individuals detailing every moment of their lives and then analyzing the same appears impossible. But in reality we have already made such technological progress that carrying out a big data project to predict human lives doesn’t seem so unrealistic. We have the necessary computing power and sophisticated algos to analyze any type of data of any size and complexity, and our ever growing addictions/dependencies to various technologies ensure that we encapsulate every moment of our lives in digital format. And our digital footprints are potentially the perfect alternatives for the “citta siddhis” (mind reading power of past and present things) of the sages. Let’s see how: