Last Wednesday was no ordinary. The event horizon team were able to engineer the first picture of a black hole. Since over a hundred 100 years, this has only been imaginary and theoretical. Not any more though.
Burgeoning population & the shadow of war
About 20 years back, having a graduation degree was a hallmark of excellence in academia. A graduate had a specialized knowledge and it was fairly easy to land up on a high paying job. As a matter of fact, it was quite common to first start on with the job and learn about the role subsequently in those days.
Believe it or not, few months bank i got to know about an individual who has a masters degree and working as a janitor. When he was awarded with the degree, his ambitions had no limits.
Robots will take over…
Many times over in movies we have seen a robot chasing a protagonist to kill, only to be shut by a door at the last moment giving chills and relief to the audience. Not anymore!
Boston dynamics yesterday published video of a dog like robot capable to open doors. Moreover, the way it locates the door knob and aims for it looks surreal.
Man vs machine
We have seen massive progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) over last few years.
By harnessing advanced machine learning capability using neural networks, We have been successful in replicating the power of a human brain.
Deep Blue computer developed by IBM turned heads when it defeated world champion Garry Kasparov in 1st game of a six match series. Human brain eventually won as Garry won the series (4-2) but this was the first step towards realising the advent of AI.
Idea of teleportation
Most of us have watched “The Centurions” that used to be telecasted on cartoon network in 90’s. The 3 main protagonist Max Ray, Jake Rockwell & Ace Mccloud used to be teleported from the their space station “Sky Vault” along with weapons by 2 magic words “power extreme!”
Teleportation has always been an imperative theme in many Sci-Fi novels and TV shows.
The anonymous billionaire
In october 2008, a person / group with pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto” published a tectonic shifting paper on a digital currency system which was named as “Bitcoin”.
It was first of its kind peer to peer currency system with no central authority or supervision. To put it simply, it is like “torrent” of currency where every participant has a journal of transactions of everyone so no single entity can exert their control over it. The underlining technology “blockchain” is now implemented to solve various complex problems of governance.