How can I figure out what I really want to do with my life?

Answer by Oliver Emberton:

Time to grow up and give yourself a better childhood. Let me explain, via Bill Gates the Potato Farmer.

You know how anyone can be anything they want, right? Well, they can’t.

Had Bill Gates been born in a different time – or just a different town – he might have spent his days as an illiterate peasant scooping up potatoes with his hands.

Your circumstances matter. Bill’s real childhood had what mattered most: the opportunity to stumble upon what he was born to do, and to go completely bananas doing it.

Few are so lucky, but there’s still hope for the rest of us.

Kids are geniuses

We rarely prize people for acting like a child. The world is forever telling us to “grow up” and “take responsibility”, as if anything else is a bug in the system. On the contrary – childish behaviour can be quite brilliant.

  • Kids try many things. Stupid things, like eating soil or rollerskating on ice. But they’re fearless and relentless.
  • Kids don’t know what they don’t know. So they question everything.
  • Kids are easily bored. They live in fantasy worlds because present reality is limiting.

Such behaviour is spectacularly good at figuring out the world and your part in it. Acting like a kid is a brilliant way to explore your boundaries and deduce your strengths. Ideally, your childhood is when you stumble upon your passions, leaving your adult years to focus on them.

Unfortunately many of us – like Bill the Potato Farmer – aren’t so lucky. The good news is, modern life gives you more chances than ever to fix that.

Grown-up children

Childlike behaviour is generally frowned upon as an adult.

The great advantage of being an adult is you can direct yourself. Children don’t have the freedom or the awareness to steer their own development. Maybe your childhood wasn’t what it could have been – but you can fix it now:

  • Play. The first time baby John Lennon picked up a guitar, I doubt he seriously ran a cost benefit analysis. If you’re trying something out, don’t be in too much of a hurry to take it seriously. Aim to simply enjoy. The effort will come if the passion is there.
  • Get reckless. If you really don’t know what you want to do, you’re going to have to try things you haven’t done yet. And you’re going to fail – a lot – trying many different things, most of which won’t work. Kids find this a lot easier because they don’t worry about consequences. I encourage you to do the same. If it helps, make it a proud part of your identity: you’re making a point out of fearlessly trying as many things as possible, you sexy roguish daredevil you.
  • Question everything. You know how everyone knew the world was flat until it wasn’t? You have similarly limiting beliefs in your head right now – probably things like “artists can’t earn a living” or “I’m not smart enough to do this”. Maybe, but have you checked? Have you tried – really tried, like a gun is pointed at your kneecaps – to find an alternative? Most really successful people didn’t just find a way, they created one.
  • Ignore reality. You know how kids always dream of becoming astronauts, pop stars and giant transforming robots? Barriers don’t apply when you’re five years old. And whilst that seems like a stupid habit that you’d be wise to grow out of, if you’re not sure what you want to do, don’t be in such a hurry to shut your dreams down. Explore the impossible. Often it doesn’t lead to exactly what you’re after (say walking on the moon) but it finds something else instead (like a love of science that starts a whole career). You can’t know this in advance. Just dare to follow where your heart takes you.

Chances are, even if you don’t know what you want, that your childhood at least left you some hints. Are there things you think of fondly, but never find the time for? Start there.

The great solace you have is that – by virtue of reading this – you automatically have better options than potato farmer Bill. Access to the entirety of human knowledge (The Google) for one. Better economics for another. And more freedom than most of your grandparents could ever conceive of.

Now get outside and play.


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Could we call Mr. Arvind Kejriwal a loser with respect to the 2014 Indian Election?

Answer by Anonymous:

I have always been anti-AAP and anti-AK and in all probability my comment will be downvoted (and not debated) by the AAP supporters for the obvious reason.

I am a Delhiite and a passionate follower of politics in India. I am in my early twenties and according to political stereotypes should have been a naive AAP supporters like my many peers but I am not and proudly so.

I will tell you why I do not support AAP and try to explain the historical, political and societal context for it. Hopefully, people (irrespective of whether they support AAP or not) read this answer.

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My take on AAP:

1) AAP banks on negative politics: AAP believes in criticism and lots of it. But it also believes in unaccountable criticism which people are increasingly finding difficult to digest. The problem with who AAP does it is:

a) Often the facts cannot be accounted for: Though many people do not dig deep but some do and at times find that AAP is trying to spread negative propaganda.

For example: the talk of Gujarat govt giving land to Adani for free in Gujarat is complete contradiction to Supreme Court's judgement which observed that Gujarat's land distribution policy is among the best in the country and should be followed by other states.

Obviously, AAP tries to attract people who would willingly believe all the nonsense that it spews and won't verify the facts individually. Much like what the Congress managed to do with the 2002 riots case against Modi.

b) They never follow it up with action: Example: the 300 page evidence against Dikshit has now disappeared and she has been appointed the Governor of Kerala and which means that without the approval of the central govt nobody will be able to even touch her. And AAP which is popular for dharna did not open its mouth or try to bring it to the notice of its people or even try to stop her appointment. Clearly, they are not serious about corruption at all.

c) They act the opposite of what they want the people to believe: They gave ticket to the person who replaced Khemka and who reversed his orders. Nobody understands what they were trying to achieve by it.

d) They take away the credit from other people: Subramanian Swamy is the one how is fighting the Congress in the Supreme Court. He is the reason why Kanimozhi and A Raja were put in jail though only for a short period of time. Other cases that he is involved in are: Black money, Sonia Gandhi's false affidavit about her education, and other scams.

He is actually the man, along with people like Khemka who are doing the real work, AAP is busy benefitting from the work that these patriotic and real anti-corruption crusaders are involved in.

My conclusion: it is all dirty negative politics against political opponent but has no substance and no follow up action.

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2) It has no vision: People will disagree with me but I want to remind them that an anti-corruption plank does not account for a vision. AAP is completely silent on many issues of national, economic importance.

i. Kashmir Issue: The irresponsible statements by AAP founders and sympathisers like Prashant Bhushan on referendum in Kashmir does not encourage support.

 People might state that he is not part of the AAP, but he is definitely part of the AAP's main ideological core group.Every party has an ideological group. BJP has the RSS, Congress has the family, and AAP too cannot be without one.

Now what is exactly wrong with the statement:

a) Many people consider that Kashmir is an integral part of India and find the idea of the referendum anti-national (being political correct is different but this what most feel and you cannot change how people feel)

b) But most importantly it does not address the real problem in Kashmir. Most people think that referendum is too simplistic a solution and India should work towards integrating the state with the nation instead of simply shirking its responsibilities towards the people of Kashmir.

c) The referendum of Kashmir is unethical. People have not forgotten about Hindu Kashmiri Pandits who were drive out from their own state. These people though living as refugees in other parts of the country are still the native and citizens of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and the kind of referendum that Bhushan wants will deny these Kashmiris their voice. If you want a referendum you will have to give them back their homeland and then hold the poll. But you cannot return these people to their homeland, you completely lose the ethical right to conduct any referendum there.

ii. Silence on POTA: It seems that AAP does not care about the issue of national security. They have been completely mum about terrorism and that threat it poses to India.

iii. Party of closet maoists and anti-nationals. Many AAP's so called heavy weights are actually are anti-development and pro-maoist icons. Medha Patkar is anti-development who was driven out of Gujarat after stalling the Narmada project for years and even by the tribals she tried to visit in Chhattisgarh because of her support to the Maoist.

One of the guys from south held anti-nuclear projects. Many people who call themselves anti-war and pro-peace forget that the real intention with the project is to continue India's dependence on oil and gulf imports in the absence of alternate power source.

India is a very peaceful country and which is won't be using any of the power produced by the reactor for military purposes (and also because we are bound by agreements with other countries and will have sanctions imposed on us if we did). A safe production nuclear power is for the benefit of the nation especially in the absence of other alternate source of energy.

iv. Leftist ideology: Marx died and left crony capitalism behind i.e communist ideology. Most people are not aware of the fact that according Marxist ideology the only difference between capitalism and communism is that the the latter is the authoritative form of capitalism itself and because of the direct control of the government in all industrial enterprises, it leads to lots of corruption. And which is why communism is actually the crony capitalism that AAP accuses others of.

In fact, the kind of policies that AAP wants to implement in this kind will take us back to the 1950s and 60s and which is even worse than the 80s. Communism has failed in almost all countries. The disintegration of the Soviet Union is the most apt example of the failure of communist and leftist ideology which AAP wants to practice.

As for AAP, the less we talk about their subsidies on water and electricity the better. For people who are new to economics: you cannot sustain something for too long on just the initial capital, if you are not investing into something that continually leads to inflow of cash.

 That is, the subsidies which is the tax payer money, are short term measures. With no jobs for the middle class (who are the most affected because of the subsidies), the govt will soon have no money for the half-price and all that free stuff that AAP promises.

Remember, nothing is free, there are always invisible costs. A sensible person will always recognise those invisible and generate a ways to overcome that job. The best is generate jobs and have people pay for their own subsidies without govt interference. You pay for things you want from your own money and lead to lowering doing corruption in the public sector. Also, when you generate jobs, the middle class starts increasing because the poor start entering the middle class when they have jobs.

Communism is actually saying that if we cannot make the poor rich, we will make the rich poor and which is what AAP intends to do.

Having said this Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir wanted me to add:

Electricity and water companies weren't able to keep up with the sudden increase in electricity and water usage and Kejriwal threatened to cancel their permit; then he put the Delhi state government into huge debts because they couldn't pay the entire state's water bills and half the electricity bills… I wonder what would be the environmental impact if AAP had won the national elections… 

Something we must all ponder about I think. If AAP had won the national elections, they would have started earnestly for their ideal India i.e complete anarchy and massively poor.

v. AAP's treats technology like an untouchable: Technology simply does not exist in the dictionary of AAP and nor do they understand how best to make use it (except when they hire people sitting in the US to record private date of the users flouting all concerns for national security and citizen privacy).

For that matter, they encourage human factor over technology, and which is bound to increase corruption. For example: the stupid thing about sting operations and calling and reporting etc. AAP did not understand that it is not the job of the citizens to carry out investigations but the govt.

They could have easily installed CCTV cameras and set up surveillance in all govt offices but did not. It felt like as if AAP wanted that people increase giving and taking bribes.

All countries around the world are more or less equally corrupt, but the difference lies in providing an atmosphere (through technology) that discourages it. But AAP is completely not interested in it.

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3) Communal politics practiced by AAP.

a) Youtube videos photographs are available showing AK visiting the Batla colony and distributing pamphlets which said that the Supreme Court judgement was incorrect. Not only was he practices communal politics but also indulging in Contempt of Court.

b) The Shazia Ilmi episode must be fresh on everyone's mind. I do not feel the need to post the video where she said ,'Muslims need to be communal and vote for AAP as AK is for the muslims.' No matter how much silent AK might be on the subject but clearly this was all must have been conveyed to the minority community by the blessing of His Honesty Kejriwal.

c) Yogendra Yadav has been recorded by the press wanting reservations for the religious minorities and many other castes that haven's still been included in the OBC, SCs and STs. Clearly AAP is anti-progress.

For people, who are too naive, reservation only acts as an excuse by the govt for not providing its citizens with developmental. For understanding consider the following; instead of building colleges they say ,'we have given you reservation'. Instead of building hospitals they say, 'we have given you reservations' etc etc.

The govt should meet the demand why building the required infrastructure instead of dividing the prevalent infrastructure within different communities and leading to development of feelings of animosity among them.

d) AK visits temples and mosques to gain the tag of a true secular Indian style. The true meaning of a secular state is, 'state separate from religion', i.e politicians and govt servants should refrain from display of preference of religion (be it any, one  or more than one) in the public. And the exact opposite is what AK does.

The message that he give out, 'I am as backward as the most backward part of India. I believe in tokenism and religious appeasements.' Most people might not have a problem with this but I have. I feel the message should have been, 'religion and state are separate'.

Also, to most people, who are quite well read, this kind of behaviour show lack of intellectual integrity.

e) Another addition by Abhimanyu: AK explicitly said, "There is no question of banning the Khap panchayat." And, "The Khap is a cultural entity". The AAP representative at one of the Times Now debates even endorsed Sati and other such barbaric practices.

Clearly AAP practices vote bank politics and they are more like new bottle, old wine.

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4) Lies, lies and more lies, AAP's suspicious history:

i. Ground reports in Varanasi said that AAP distributed Rs 500 enclosed in 'topis' to the voters. Similarly, it was reported by people that it had also distributed bottles during Delhi assembly election.

People will ask for proof. Well, one you should keep your eyes and ears open, because most of such reports in MSM go under-reported if not unreported. But thanks to the downvotes by AAPtards, many such voices on social media also go unheard.

I read the former (Varanasi) on Quora where a guy from Varanasi had talked about. And the latter (Delhi) watched it on Ravish Show where a man from east Delhi openly spoke about.

Not at all surprising by AAP's low standards.

ii. How many people are aware that Yogendra Yadav was part of INC's NAC headed by Sonia Gandhi?

iii. How many people know that Somnath Bharti was found guilty of phishing scam in the United States of America?

iv. How many people know that Prashant Bhushan who donated 1 crore to AAP and has much ideological influence in the party fought a case that would prevent NCERT textbook from stop calling Bhagat Singh a terrorist, i.e according to Bhushan Bhagat Singh is not a martyr but a terrorist?

v. How many know know that AK's Kabir Foundation is the beneficiary of Ford Foundation? And so are many of the NGO's of all activists in the AAP party? Any AAPtard who would want to explain why all the NGO's of all AAP members are funded by Ford Foundation?

vi. The AAP and AK did not give the Indian people either the RTI or the Lokpal. For that matter RTI existed in India as Freedom of Information during the NDA term and the Lokpal was first introduced in the Uttaranchal govt during the BJP rule?

vii. How many know that AK has been accused of plagiarism for his book Swaraj?
(The case was accepted in the court though I do not know what came out of it).

viii. Abhimanyu adds: AK's dictatorial and censorious nature is quite clear when he threatened to censor the media and imprison journalists if he were to win the national elections. They even claimed a "boycott" of Times Now once, that debate was quite hilarious because an empty chair was kept visible throughout the debate with a caption referring to the AAP. Will any AAP supporter explain why AK and AAP are so much against Media and free speech? Does this not show a dictatorial attitude?

The AAP party is a of liars and build on lies.

Here is is video of Vajpayee speaking in favour of Jan Lok Pal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykpPZ8yzhyI

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There are many more issues that I would come up with but I would to stay up all night to write all those down.

Now, to answer your question. Most people did not vote for AAP in Delhi this time not because they understand the above issues. If they did, they would never given any seat to AAP in the Delhi Assembly elections.

Most people vote on the basis who is going to provide them with good roads, better infrastructure, development etc and which is why they voted for BJP which in much better position to fulfil those promises.

I would not say that AK has failed, any seat, any vote to AK is a vote against India. So for me he has actually won and which is not something I am happy about.

Lastly, I would like to add we have all seen that how AK quit Delhi government to contest national elections, ran a malicious campaign against one individual (i.e Modi when there are visibly corrupt people like Sonia Gandhi etc to attack), wanted the LG not to dissolve the govt, but took a U-turn when Congress refused support, held an apology drama, AK got himself locked in jail but continued to spread lies through his supporters (again amounting to Contempt of Court for which Yadav and Sisodia have been booked), finally paid the bail amount and now is back in town and I am sure devising a strategy to hog some more limelight. Should we be even willing to give even a gram panchayat to this thug and loose cannon, forget the nation?

Thank you Abhimanyu for your inputs. 🙂

I wish people took the above issues that I have highlighted more seriously and stop voting and supporting crooks like AK who are only here to make our lives worse.

Thank you for reading.

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What is the single most revealing thing about any person?

Answer by Becky Lee:

How they treat the less fortunate.

I was recently sitting in a doctors office waiting for an appointment. A man approached the reception desk with no shirt on, using it as a sling around his leg.

He was sweating profusely and he stunk. He was dirty. He looked like a bum. He was pleading with the receptionist to get a doctor to see him because he didnt have any pain pills.

The receptionist and I smirked at eachother and the waiting room all shot eachother a knowing glance.. As if we were all thinking "oh brother"

The receptionist patronizingly explained that he would have to make an appointment and the doctor was too busy to renew his prescription. She refused to ask. I felt like rolling my eyes at this man. I mean HELLO DUDE make an appointment and for god sakes put on a shirt and have some self respect. He disgusted me.

At that moment the man dropped to the floor and looked up at the sky. He started to weep. I mean REALLY WEEP. I will never forget what he said.

He said " just take everything. I have nothing left. Nothing but pain. Nothing. You've taken it all.. Just take me. I'm tired! I'm tired! I'm so tired.. What do I have? Nothing but pain.."

I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up and I was covered in goosebumps. I felt so much shame.. So much shame in who I was.

I looked at the receptionist as she called security and Turned from him. I looked around as people started snickering and smirking at me .. Disgusted that I had been one of them.

I can't tell you how I found the courage, but I got up and I went over to him. I got down on the floor and to the shock of everyone, especially myself, I put my arms around his sweaty body and held him close.. And I didn't let go. I held him and I told him that everything would be alright. I told him that I cared about him and that I was so sorry.

He went limp and cried in my arms in front of everyone until the security guard came.

As he was leaving he looked into my eyes and we connected. It was the most real and deepest compassion I have ever felt for another person.

I knew that that man had not been touched, comforted, or treated with respect for what could have been years. He was living in poverty, with nothing in his life but his addiction to pain pills and his medical problems.

This was a grown man at the end of his pitiful rope. A Person just like me with a heart and a soul. And I judged him. I laughed at him.. In the lowest part of his life.. When he had lost all hope and all self respect.

I learned that day that the measure of a person is not their success or accomplishments.. Not their intelligence or charm or appearance, but how they treat the least of all men.

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What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about India?

Answer by Hanith Konkimalla:

This post is about Indian technological advancement in Thorium based nuclear power:
India has the world's largest Thorium deposits, enough to produce 500GWe of power, every year for 400 years, if you consider only the reserves that can be extracted economically.
Monazite powder is the source of world's most of the thorium. It looks like this.

Thorium deposits by state
Andhra Pradesh : 35 %
Tamil Nadu and Odisha : 15-20 %
Kerala and West Bengal : 10-15 %
Bihar : 0-5 %

And just a day back, India successfully tested its Thorium based reactor.

Also, India is the only country in the world to have the know-how of producing the Thorium based reactor.
Half the publications on Thorium in the world are from India.
India plans to build 60 of these nuclear reactors in the coming 10 years, thereby making the country self-sufficient in its energy needs.
There were also plans to implement this in automobile technology, thereby reducing the dependence on oil imports.
8 gm of thorium can power a car for 3 lakh miles.
The US automobile giant Cadillac has showcased its Thorium powered concept car which they claim can be refueled once a century.

A single bowling ball of Thorium has the same energy as the oil that can be fit in Knock Nevis, the world's largest oil tanker. It can carry up to 4 million barrels of oil at once.
Knock Nevis Size Comparison :

EDIT :  It is estimated that 64 lakh crores or 880 billion dollars worth of Thorium is illegally looted from the shores of Kerala.
The figures are different because they are taken from two independent estimates.
Shame the Indian congress bootlicking paid media does not show any of these.
EDIT 2 : Kamini at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu is the world's first and only U233 fuelled reactor.
KAMINI
KAlpakkam Mini Reactor (KAMINI)
Courtesy Kamya Chandrasekhar

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What are some of the mind blowing operations of India’s intelligence agency RAW?

Post by Chandra Prakash CP:

This is not about any of the operations which RAW did but one of the personality who worked with them.

Ravinder Kaushik,referred as Black Tiger.

He was born in Sri Ganganagar,Rajasthan on April 11, 1952. He was a famous theater artist and displayed his talent at the national level dramatic meet in Lucknow, which was witnessed by some officials of the Indian Intelligence Agency RAW. He was contacted and offered a job for being an undercover agent of India in Pakistan. At the age of 23,he was sent to Pakistan on a mission.
Ravinder Kaushik was recruited by RAW and was given extensive training in Delhi for two years. Sunnat (circumcision) was performed on him to show him as a Muslim. He was taught Urdu, given religious education and acquainted with the topography and other details about Pakistan. Being from Punjab-speaking Sri Ganganager, he was well versed in the language which is spoken in major part of Pakistan.

Now the Mind Blowing part:-

In 1975 he was sent to Pakistan and given the name Nabi Ahmed Shakir. He was successful in getting admission in Karachi University and completed his LLB. He joined Pakistan Army and became a commissioned officer and later was promoted to the rank of a Major,Now tell me,how awesome is that . He married a local girl Amanat, and became father of a girl.

From 1979 to 1983, while in military service, he passed on valuable information to RAW which was of great help to the Indian defense forces.
He was given the title of 'Black Tiger' by India's then home minister S.B. Chavan. Some testify that the title was conferred by then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.
He spent 26 years of his life away from his home and family in Pakistan in very unfavourable conditions.

In September 1983, Indian intelligence agencies had sent an agent, Inyat Masiha, to get in touch with Black Tiger. But the agent was caught by Pakistan’s intelligence agencies and revealed Ravinder Kaushik's true identity.
Kaushik was then captured, tortured for two years at an interrogation centre in Sialkot. Ravinder was awarded death sentence in the year 1985. His sentence was later commuted to a life term by the Pakistan Supreme court.
He died in 2000.

You can actually measure the amount of sacrifice this Man has done.Not many people know about him,but its one hell of a heroic job that he did.

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What are the frontiers of computer science research?

Answer by Ian Cosgrove:

AI:
Convolutional Neural Networks. Instead of training a neural network to recognise what an object is, CNN uses multiple neural networks. Each one trained to recognise individual features that add up to one overall identification.
Pointy ears+whiskers+sits on keyboard while you're working = Cat
CNNs are what enable Google Now and recent improvements in speech and character recognition

Cognitive Systems, like IBMs Watson. Provides some of the features you would traditionally look at expert systems for but rules don't need to be hard coded. Cognitive systems excel at big data and pattern recognition to provide analysis decision support systems, Watson assists in diagnosis and selection of cancer treatment.

Big Data:

Blended Datasets, combination of multiple indirectly related datasets. Looking at an upcoming predicted heatwave and realtime power usage you can predict how all of those air conditioners kicking on will affect the grid. Blend in travel data like booked airplane tickets coming in (coastal region) or going out (cities) and you have a better idea again.

Platforms, Hadoop and NoSql DBs are changing things and there's still a far way to go. Install Ubuntu server 13 and MongoDB now.

Security, how do you keep all that sensitive real world, real people safe and secure. Then how do you monetize it?

Internet of Things:

Sensors, IoT is not just an internet enabled refridgerator. Realworld sensors will allow autonomic systems to be aware of what is happening in the real world in real time, understand it and take action in real time. From Nest thermostats to smart meters to the whole SmartGrid the IoT can enable massive power/money/carbon savings.

Jobs for makers, the IT industry has been moving away from embedded and low level/hardware developers for years leaving that area up to hobbyists, hackerspaces and the maker community. That expertise is needed more than ever so find your local hackerspace and see when they are holding their next open day/workshops and see what this sensor/arduino/raspberry pi business is all about.

Human Sensors, anyone with a smart phone can be considered a node in the IoT, people contribute real world data as it happens about weather and traffic events, traffic routes etc and social contribution apps will only get bigger thanks to successes like Waze

Cloud and Web Services:
What? Aren't they the buzzwords of 2-14 years ago? Yes but what do you think enables all of these IoT, BD, AI things to communicate. Services will continue to become more modular and composable until AI can identify your needs and weave a custom solution out of the cloud. When things go wrong you're going to need an increasingly self diagnosing/healing interweb and that's going to need some new types of magic.

Languages:
Object Oriented languages were a great step up, the problem is that they're too good. They don't speak concurrently and they lack the correct verbage for building big big systems of the future but they allow us to build things that work so we put up with them to solve problems they were never intended for. I'm thinking something based on Set theory..

Wearables and blended reality:
Yea confidence in the market took a knock after the Nike Fuelband situation but how many times did tablets fail before the iPad launched?
I'm not a huge fan of augmented reality but come on, Word Lens did it right. Just a pity Glass didn't go far enough.  Then on the other end of the spectrum you have Oculus Rift.

Add in some big data from the IoT categorized by CNNs and analyzed by cognitive system and you have just elevated the capabilities of the human mind.

So aspects of all of these things exist on the fringes, you may have heard of some or all of them already but they are still cutting into new frontiers and exposing new challenges. It's where these trends will be combining that real fringe opportunities are emerging.

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What was the best thing that happened to the nation in the 2014 general election?

Answer by Varun Hrishikesh Sharma:

I would say no election ever created such an interest among people.

Few positive things were:

  • Highest voter turn-out.. Yes we Indians care for the country 🙂
  • Congress rout! Abki baar Antim Sanskaar!
  • BSP not getting any seats! Mayawati's elephant gave an egg 😀
  • No coalition dirt this time..

This election was the election of words.. Look what all these people said..

Nothing says “losing” like winning 71 seats in UP

Mr. Gowda, please fulfill your promise..

LOL

No comments.. Its his personal life, we cant interfere..

"Single largest Party!!" 😀

So whats your new name Lalu'ji?

Mr.Aiyar what will you sell now.?

nothing says “stumbling” like losing 22 seats to BJP in Bihar!

And more than all, I remember Dr.Abdul Kalam saying 2020 will be India's year.. With Modi Sarkar, I am hopeful that it will be a reality!

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