Machine of Luck

March 14, 2005
If there no clear conception about exterior and structure of machine of luck, it is necessary to find the image of its antipode:the machine of failure.

Machines should work. People should think.
IBM Pollyanna Principle

When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.
Willoughby's Law

Attempts to create the machine for instant moving through the space (or in the time) have failed, therefore I suggest to not waste time any more on similar silliness. I invite you to invent the machine of luck!

Tell me fairly quickly, what for to create other machines? What for you should move anywhere and to aspire to something greater, if Success already in your pocket?

So, the Pocket Machine of Luck! It seems it is that ideal product in which manufacture it is necessary to engage immediately.

But what market? Can you imagine how many people want to buy it? If you think someone will refuse, you are mistaken.

I shall not torment you any longer by abstract reasoning. I suggest using the method on contrary immediately!

If there no clear conception about exterior and structure of machine of luck, it is necessary to find the image of its antipode: the machine of failure. And then search for a way of its return work, or (as a last resort) to find an effective way of its denying.
From abstract formulation of problem we immediately pass to synthesis procedure. For the beginning we shall try to imagine an ideal of failure or (at the worst case) its symbol. For example, a black cat, numbers 13 or 666. Here it is possible to add ten more names of the well-known losers, politicians' tyrants and the name of geographical points or names to which well-known troubles are connected. For example: The Bermuda Triangle is perfectly included in a circle of troubles and can become a nucleus of a collection of the Misfortune Museum. All this objects is excellent “material” for designing of failure machine.

If to mean only numbers the stop watch counting up to 13 and then issuing despicable cry is the modest prototype. The new portion of time (13 seconds) and vicinities covers new groan of the loser!

The following natural step is a resolute break from failure to success. What exactly it is necessary to do? To destroy failure and its symbols!

Now obvious: the machine of failure should be completed with a big hammer for its destruction! It is not a whim, and the fair requirement of a principle of completeness.
The machine of failure + means for its destructions simply and naturally forms a “harmonious” pair with intriguing name “The Machine of luck”!

Not looking at the general playful tone. Actually the idea is quite serious. Speech about a new product! Certainly, to buy itself such machine to be rather silly, but buy here to present the friend on a tribute of a birth is idea quite suitable. The cost of such “set” will be not more than cost of a nice bouquet of colors!

Let's recollect Rubik's Cube. For whom the cube became a source of irritation, and then has turned to a symbol of failures, the wooden hammer as additional equipment for a crush a hating cube has appeared on sale. The cube and a hammer were on sale separately. In it I see essential omission of the talented inventor. In fact he from the very beginning could sell a hammer in the set with a cube, taking additional profit.

We shall act wisely if will sell the completed system! You should agree: It is difficult to struggle against temptation to have (possess) the machine of luck in kind completed and quite ready to use!

Let you are not confused with a strange combination of the squealing stopwatch and a hammer. In fact we not always aspire to sovereignty of reason. Sometimes we all need immediate and effective satisfaction of a sincere impulse. Therefore the machine of luck has chance to become a funny souvenir or means of emotional discharge.

Chapter of book 'Principles of Survival, a Theory of Every Day Creativity' by Gennady Kizevich.