Thursday, January 29, 2009
Pattern Recognition Vs. Perceived Value
Figure 3 is actually the same object as Figure 2 rather it is being viewed as if you were to turn the object 90 degrees to the right (from a 3D perspective). The 3rd figure does not appear to have as much in common with the previous due to the observer's attempt to recognize a pattern.
One application I get from this is in regards to the perceived value of people, products, services, etc, in the marketplace and beyond. Perceived value is essential to economic drivers in the stock market, banking institutions and many other entities. What I find to be more troubling is the pernicious impact it has on people, e.g. their confidence, self-esteem, rage, depression, etc. Guess there will likely be a magnificent pendulum swing in the opposite direction toward fear, skepticism and cynicism.
It's only natural to react after getting it wrong. Sometimes, however, it is important to take a step back and recognize what mistakes were made. Regardless, in the end, it is important that one be able to keep on going.