We are required to remain in quarantine or lockdown for the duration of the Covid-19. We can’t visit the cinemas, shop in shopping centers, or eat at fine restaurants every weekend. And we are restricted from exploring top destinations on our bucket-list.
Even though it’s impossible to live our daily routines and enjoy the common sources of entertainment, we still find ways to escape boredom. Some choose to watch Netflix or garden, while others prefer streaming movies. Some enjoy reading their favorite novels. Some spend quality times with their family.
You might find repetitive tasks boring and uninteresting. Is there a better way to stay productive? Sure! Rubik’s Cube was famous for a reason.
A Short History About Rubik’s Cube
In 1977, the Magic Cube was released. It was then introduced to America as Rubik’s Cube.
“In 1980,” I attended the International Toy Fair New York. That marked the start of Rubik’s Cube USA. It would go on to become a very popular American invention. It was a hit in New York, as well as other places on the continents.” Erno Rubik, the inventor and architect of the invention, said.
“Over the decades, the six-sided, multicolored object captured people’s interest and attention, regardless of nationality, education, age or gender. Rubik’s Cube was popular among kids, teens, as well as adults. They shared it their families, close friends and colleagues, as well as with neighbors,” he explained.
My invention is also called the Rubik Cube the Wider Middle East in economic policies and healthcare. It was shocking to me at the same time. Covid-19 was dubbed by many as the Rubik’s Cube in pandemics.” he said.
“The Rubik cannot address our current problems, but it can help us frame the threat that the virus poses.”
Rubik’s Cube — A Real Challenge For Players
Most likely you’ve seen a Rubik’s Cube. You’ve probably jumbled the colors. Then, it was time to restore the order. How was that experience? It’s not an easy task, is it?
“A jumbled square can bring out anxiety, frustrations and anger. We are trapped in a Rubik’s Cube because of all we experienced in 2020 (Australian bushfires, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter protests, Beirut explosion, West Coat wildfires ).
It is much easier than everyone imagines.
“As an inventor and architect of the Rubik’s Cube solving it is not impossible.”
Edge is the Rubik’s Cube part where two colors meet. An edge piece is found in every corner of the Rubik’s Cube. The center cube, located on each side, is the center. It only has one colour.
A layer is where you typically turn the Cube. It has nine blocks. Rubik’s Cube is also composed of six faces. These are commonly called sides. They include the right face (left face), down face (up face), back face (front face), entire Cube, and the middle face.
It is possible to turn layers by using inverted or regular. What are they, you ask? Inverted is a counterclockwise turning, while regular is a normal turning.
How about the algorithm. It is a series if operations that reorients each block towards a desired result.
Permutation on the other hand, is the process by which all blocks are moved into the arrangement or configuration that every player prefers.
Now that you have mastered the basics of Rubik’s Cube you can start to use different strategies. You can solve the corners with white crosses, make a yellow cross, then swap all the yellow edges of the top layer. Position all corners correctly and you can solve the remaining corners. That’s it!
It is much easier said than accomplished. You need patience, persistence, commitment, practice and a lot more time to get a Rubik’s Cube back into its original position.
But your efforts will yield results. It fosters curiosity, openness, honesty, and intellectual curiosity. It promotes focus and perseverance. It will punish impatience as well as prejudice. There are no secrets that will get you to the best solutions. The Cube is about the triumph of human genius over the greatest complexity.
“Unnerving problems can be difficult to solve. It takes patience and perseverance to deal with every setback that comes along the way. As Speed Cubers shows, some players can solve a Rubik’s Cube in just seconds. But others took many months to unscramble their first Cube. In my case, it took me a whole month to solve the Cube. “All my failures and many attempts were worth it.”
Anyone Can Solve the Cube
“Anyone can do anything, no matter how impossible or difficult the Rubik’s Cube might seem. The chance of earning the bacon is greater than you thought with algorithms and strategies that other players have developed. It was hard to find reliable and complete information in the past. These days, things are very different. Everything can be done with just one button and the power internet.
YouTube is not only a great place to read books online but it’s also a platform that any aspiring cuber can use. There are clear, step-by–step instructions that are both practical and understandable. You can’t beat the help of someone you trust.
2021 has been one of the most challenging and difficult years that we have ever seen. Many disasters were experienced. Covid-19 has caused havoc for billions of people. Finding grand-scale, innovative solutions is not easy. But it’s like the Cube. It takes courage and faith to rely on our innovative minds in the face of a future pandemic.