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Reviving the Departed – Second Life

I came across an interesting article today which is kind of geeky but has an emotional touch too. It deals with the biggest fear we have for ourselves and our loved ones – ‘Death’

People say that the memories of our loved ones stay forever in our hearts but the evolution of AI technology has opened up an opportunity to resurrect the departed soul into their digital self.Sci-Fi movies always had some stories in movies like Star Wars, Superman etc. where characters would interact with holographic projections of a dead relative or another character from the story.

This story is about Roman Mazurenko and I learnt that he was startup founder of Stampsy service which I had also used during its initial launch phase, his friend Eugenia Kuyda has collected all possible data available from Roman’s digital life to create his bot.
This kind of technology may help us overcome grief or it may make us delusional about the concept of death itself leading us to taking help of technology to hide our feeling of loss and loneliness. What do you think readers?


Neurocinematics: Can it really separate us from reality?


We are living in an age where pushing boundaries of digital innovation have become a necessity for entertainment and gadget companies, In the race to come up with groundbreaking technological advancements we are dangerously coming close to living our lives in a digital simulator.

Read this interesting article and comment if you think technology can really pull us away from reality at current pace of breakneck breakthroughs achieved in gaming, gadget and movie industry?

Recognising the true potential of technology to change behaviour

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Technology could successfully change behaviours where decades of campaigns and legislation have failed
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‘Smart bag’ technology by Airbus and T-Systems could end lost airline luggage woes

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As holiday travel picks up, Airbus tests a ‘smart bag’ that lets owners track their luggage when they fly
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How mGaadi is Changing Your Auto-Rickshaw Experience, And the Drivers’ Lives

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A little startup in Bangalore is trying to solve a major problem in the city. The task? Organize auto drivers & make it work really well for commuters.
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Smart parenting sans smart technology = SMART kids

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All modern age parents deal with varied challenges in bringing up their children, working parents and growing trend of nuclear families in India along with growing influence of technology and gadgets in our daily lives requires a balanced approach towards parenting which can be quiet a tight rope walk.

Here’s an interesting article highlighting factors parents should consider while raising their children,

Children perform better at building their language skills when parents make an effort reading out aloud on a daily basis, stories etc, rather than sitting in front of a TV and watching educational videos on DVD’s.

Tossing gadgets and mobiles to kids may help parents pacify them for a while, but if this habit takes a form of an addiction it is hard to reverse those effects, as parents we try to make a concious effort for our 4 year kid finding ways of keeping him engaged to his toys, allowing him to draw any random stuff on a slate, his coloring books etc. making sure he gets 1-2 hours playing time in the garden or outside the home in evening every alternate day in the week

It is hard to keep kids away from gadgets these days, that is why we allow our kid to fiddle with our mobile or tablet for some time in the evening, as parents we may not hit all the checklists right, however the maximum you can score helps your child anyways

Refer the link below for further reading, a must for every parent

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Microsoft reveals wrist-mounted controller – “Digits”

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As spotted on Edge, Microsoft has revealed a wrist-mounted bracelet that can be used to control games, smartphones, TVs, and eventually an army of killer robots, via infra-red sensors that create an accurate 3D model of the user’s hand.

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3D simply isn’t motivating consumers to buy new televisions

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It’s not a compelling reason to upgrade current television just for the 3D feature, Personally I am still torn between Passive and Active Shutter 3D tech available through LG and Samsung in India.

I would emphasise importance of a connected device in the current gen television range that would let me enjoy web entertainment content on the go.

Would you plan your next Television upgrade with 3D on your must have list?
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