...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.?
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…
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….
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🤔🤔🤔 🍕🍕🍕 (as told by Sergey Brin) Not many people know that the founding of Google depended on the failure of a fax. Back in college, I wanted to use the web to order a pizza, back before took orders. So I wrote a fax script to order pizza on the web. It was much … Continue reading On Google’s origin
Trying to get back to penning posts a bit more regularly, will see how long it lasts.... Around 1921, Otto Warburg (scientist, medical doctor, and Nobel laureate), applied for grant money for his research. His letter to the Association of German Science is one of a kind, to say the least. It simply stated: 'I require 10,000 … Continue reading Otto Warburg: A badass scientist
From his talk at Bell Communications in 1986 (also in his book "The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn"): If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance. -You and your research - Dr. Richard W. Hamming, video