The Hardware, the Software and the Casing

When we meet someone, particularly for the first time, we usually observe their looks or their clothes. In terms of comparison with a machine, I call these traits the hardware and the casing of the machine, respectively. Hardware is something…
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How to Get a Message Across Clearly

We spend a significant part of our lives talking to people, whether it is in our profession or in our personal relationships, or our own selves (voice in the head). Many a times, we say what we want to say…
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The Cold Equations and the Emotionless Universe

Recently, I happened to read The Cold Equations, a 1954 science fiction short story by American writer Tom Godwin which was selected as one of the best science-fiction short stories published before 1965 by the Science Fiction Writers of America….
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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence

There is a widespread fear these days that the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning advancements will announce an end to numerous existing jobs. The primary example of this phenomenon is self-driving cars and trucks that can put millions…
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Collecting Gems along the Way

I don’t play video games now but when I used to play them as a child, almost all of them contained one task as an essential ingredient to successfully finishing it: the player had to collect gems and tokens along…
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The Most Beautiful Machine on Earth

Digging a hole in Saturn

On the axis of time, we have been through the stone age, the agricultural age and the industrial age; now we are passing through the information age. During all this time, numerous machines have been made and put to great…
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All Round Happiness Habits

Shawn Achor gave a great (and probably the funniest) TED talk on the happy secret to better work. His main thesis was that we don’t need to succeed to become happy; we need to be happy to succeed. It is…
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Slavery in the Modern Age

The history of slavery goes back to thousands of years ago when new cities were built and the concept of land ownership started to emerge. The slaves were captured and put to work for their lives, a practice in which…
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A Different Circle of Life

A different circle of life

The circle of life is a symbolic representation of birth, survival and death (reference.com). It is a nature’s way of taking — and then giving back — life to earth, which implies that when one being dies, it gives life…
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Education in the Future

artifical intelligence

Once upon a time, education was measured in the form of a piece of paper — the degree in hand. Things are changing fast and the job market will drastically change, more so for the unprepared. In words of Jon…
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