Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I am a Truck

Trucks are not born. We don't have parents. There is no father and mother who taught me how to run on roads. In fact I cannot run on roads without someone with biological parents handling me. Though I cannot do things on my own, but I do carry a lot of power. More powerful than any of the living being with biological parents.

A truck is a complicated piece of machinery. There is a variety of material that is used to make me. I have got steel in me, a lot of steel. This steel might have come from India or UK or god knows from where. Someone Narendra in India or Theresa in UK would have run the plant to make the steel. The steel itself comes from one of the iron ore mines, may be Kiruna Mines. Stefan would have worked to excavate the mines to get the iron ore.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The data driven world

We all talk about data now a days. Big data, large data, humongous amount of data. Data is encompassing all of us in myriad ways. Also it's not just about data being created but data being shared among multiple parties who see an interest in it. Couple of weeks back I met someone in a marriage and we exchanged numbers. Next day he started showing up in my recommendation list in Facebook. I don't have Facebook installed on my mobile, but still the connection happened. Google
and Facebook has mapped everyone in their ecosystem that they know more than about you, than you might be knowing about yourself. Don't be surprised if travel agencies start sending you mails in March for deals as everyone in the world knows that you take a vacation in May and book your travel plans in April.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Limitation of Language in Communication

People communicate with each other using language and not one but many. The languages which got developed as part of human development in different parts of world. 

Language is a pattern of sound, which in many cases works at two levels. There is an alphabet level and combining alphabets, more complex sound pattern is created. A,B,C, D are alphabets in English language and apple, bat are the patterns created using alphabets. The other dimension to the language is pronunciation. B exists in both English and German but are pronounced differently.

The construct of language helps humans to communicate to each other in an easy way. Languages

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

History depends on who writes it

History is considered as a collection of facts of what had happened in the past. But more often than not , History becomes the perception of the presenter. This is not just true about History but even about present. People or institutions presenting the facts colour things based on their own underlying motives and understanding. The terrorist for a country or religion or sect is a martyr/freedom fighter for another country or religion or sect. I would not take names or historical events as it gets into

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gamification vs Game Theory

Gamification is quite different from Game theory. Game theory is about strategic decision making especially in the context of choices available to the competitors. Prisoner's dilemma is a classic game theory situation. A classic game theory equilibrium happens when all the players maximize their gains or minimize their losses. The max(min) is done considering how the competition is going to act.

The world of Numbers

This is a world of big numbers. In every aspect of life, what matters is numbers. There are billions of sites in the web. Some companies have revenues running in billions. With advancement in medical science and control over epidemics, we have billions of people on earth now. The most respected people on earth are people with billions and millions of worth. There is terabytes or petabytes or not sure which byte of data on web and in all the machines all around. Yes, we have progressed a lot.


There are millions of people who sleep daily without having a proper meal ( or maybe mail). Millions

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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