...and he strikes me as someone who would question why the future hasn't happened yet. It's a signature Ray Bradbury narrative - always bringing his level of thought energy to a new height. Every time I go back to Bradbury's work, I find myself not only fascinated by his story telling abilities but also intrigued … Continue reading When Mars, Ray B.?
If twitter had existed in the 17th century, I bet François de La Rochefoucauld would have dropped mics left and right with his words. His books are full of pithy maxims that perfectly fit inside the 'what's happening' tweet box; 280 characters at a time. Not sure though if those maxims would have received unusually … Continue reading François de La Rochefoucauld: Master of aphorisms (and a failure of none)
Far be it from me to say but I am guessing this post could turn out to be one of the most significant ones - not because I have any earth shattering things to talk about, but knowing how long it took to get to this point, I feel like that's the closest thing I … Continue reading Sifting through the chemicals burnin’ in my bloodstream!*
The year is 2050. Robots, Deep Learning/AI, Automation is everywhere. People are enjoying a longer life expectancy than ever. But, everyone is anxious to know whether machines will take over our lives and if so, how can we protect ourselves so automation wont make us irrelevant? The answer may be found in this fascinating article, … Continue reading 2050.
a not-so-obligatory new years bit to start 2019...with quotes, of course. I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. — Alice R. Longworth I find this quote so endearing that I may have to keep coming back to it every year, just as a reminder :). In a way, its … Continue reading 2019.
When Steve Jobs passed away, I wanted to pay homage to him so I drove down to his residence in Palo Alto and left some flowers in front of his yard (apple garden). Felt a sense of gratitude for his vision and a will to truly change the world. Some see him as a flawed … Continue reading Staying hungry, staying foolish…
been sitting on its draft for a little more than 14 months, i guess now is as good a time as any to hit publish on this thing - given that its bitcoin white paper's 10th birthday! bitcoin. everyone is talking about it because everyone is talking about it. First time I ever heard of … Continue reading Three sides of a (bit) coin
This video of Stavroz (a group from Belgium) is really something. The entire session is awesome, and they didn't even play their best track. ....must be fun jamming live in front of mother nature. Would be cool if their next gig is at the Mt. Everest base camp....heard its beautiful out there, and a wee … Continue reading Music that makes you fly…
Every once in a while you run into a story that is as powerful as it is moving - the kind that generates sort of emotional kick. Almost as if it has all the makings of a dramatic movie, or perhaps of a French cinema - somewhat melancholic, slightly philosophical, silently poetic, at times tragic, … Continue reading You know where it ends, yo it usually depends on where you start….
This clip was circulated back in 2013, and is still good for a re-play. For the Swiss–German duo, it happened to be the first time they were performing in the US. A genuinely overwhelmed lead singer tries to continue singing when she unexpectedly hears the audience singing along. ...to a musician, that's what its all … Continue reading “Little Numbers”…