Technology

Our names are important and these days our email or twitter/facebook/instagram handles reflect our passions too. For few it is their name or last name (which community) you belong it, When I had to choose my email, i chose atultech@gmail.com since i find technology as one of the most powerful force multipliers for good as well as bad. When US successfully tested the Nuclear Bomb in New Mexico then the lead scientist of that project Oppenhiermer remembered these powerful words of Krishna from Geeta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb13ynu3Iac
Of course nuclear fission and hopefully fusion soon will be able to solve our energy problem, Meanwhile alternative sources like Solar, Wind, Water show some promise too besides the fossil fuels like Coal, Gas & OIl.

Fire, wheel & machines helped shape the transition from hunter to farmers and and then we had industrial revolution. In modern world internet which has changed the world in uimagineable ways. Many people associate internet with spread of virus, spam, hate messages too. In my view it is like Fire, Water and Air, technology can be used to cause harm or do good. It can help feed the wold and eliminate or reduce thirst, hunger, sickness & transform the word in a paradise. Even death is likely to be conquered by 2045 as predicted by likes of Ray Kurzweil of the Singularity is Near Fame and now Head of AI Research at Google. I had the fortune of a brief discussion with him at the Time & Life Buildiing event by Jim Clark of https://www.wtn.net/. I am very hopeful in the ability of science to canquer death and make us immortal. Though time and budget is hard to predict.

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Ray Kurzweil & Atul Kumar discussiong Geeta



Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the head of thed to  Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb” for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons

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