Selasa, 09 September 2008

Modern Day Match-Making : DNA Based Romance

Searching for romantic relationship partner is one of the most dangerous game in human life.

Some of us met their partner in school, get married and living happily until old.
Some of us get married, divorced, remarried, divorced again, and trapped in nightmare circle.
While some of us find it very difficult to have a partner, even only for short term relationship.

Many biologist and human behavior researcher have tried to answer this dazzling question : could modern science help us finding our soulmate, yet giving new additional information and perspective to match-making service? Researcher answered : it could be, but they still needs some research and evidences.

In 1995 Claud Wedekind, a Swiss biologist, found that women preferred men who has dissimilar HLA (human leukocyte antigen - which contains specific DNA marker) profile, only by smelling T-shirt worn by labeled man group. It seems that people attracted to mates with HLA profile different from their own. It has been proofed, but the evidence is still not clear, and need some additional research.

Despite of its lack evidence, some "scientific" match-making service already started their program based on DNA analysis. GenePartner, a Swiss company offering DNA marker in HLA analysis for couples or soulmate-searching-singles to look at their potential to unite, and having family. "Proper age, similar life goals and ideas, education levels - all of these things have to fit. And on top of that, you need to be biologically compatible," said Tamara Brown, managing director of GenePartner.

Many scientist looked at this service as controversial and has no solid evidence. But there's still a chance to advantaged this technology. Life itself is a great mystery, I hope that one day we would uncover its secrets.

Rabu, 03 September 2008

2 Days Break To Releasing Myself From "Discomgoogolation"

Sorry for leaving my blogs for 2 days. I'm suffering "discomgoogolation", and need some times to relaxing my mind. Now, I'm fresh and ready for web world.

"Discomgoogolation"? Wow, what kind of food is it?
Sorry, it's not a food. It's a new mental disease emerged on internet addicts community.

DailyMail reported that large numbers of internet addicts are suffering from anxiety and extreme stress when they're being disconnected from internet. By monitoring the heavy internet addicts, British psychiatrist researcher found that subject's brain activity and blood pressure increased markedly when the internet connection being cut off. Subjects suffers extreme stress, as if they were being late for important meeting, or get fired from job. They named the high level stress caused by internet dependency as "discomgoogolation". The definition of "discomgoogolation" is "feeling of distress or anxiety when unable to gain immediate information access".

It seems that obsessive behavior for internet has been an epidemic in our modern society. I myself suffering "discomgoogolation" symptoms for more than 3 years, such as get stressed every time the internet connection goes down, forgetting to sleep, needing more online hours. I was a Friendster (most of you in US/Europe already left it behind) addicts for 3 years, and I've just started my blogs 1 month ago, which makes me attached to internet intensively - really intense.

I won't leave web world forever, I've already fell in love to internet. But we've got to spend more times for relaxing, and gathered with our family. We've got to balancing our life activity, so we can blink up our life. That's why I named this blog as "Get Blink Me".

Is it too serious? I just wanna remind everyone, don't forget to spend your precious times for your real life. Life is big, bigger than what we can see on screen.