Long time since I ran my first Marathon. Well I didn’t run all of it. I also walked some kilometres in the middle. I did however run the last 6 kilometres. My time? 5:30:46. That wasn’t the worst. Now, I, gearing up to my visa interview for the US. Business school is next. Hopefully everything goes across ok. I’ve learnt that it’s very important to contribute positively to your environment. It’s like a positive feedback loop. The more you give the more you get. This might not seem like a new thing but it is definitely important to reinforce the thought time and again.
I’m in the waning part of stint at Whirlpool Asia. I’ve given this company a lot of my good time. Much of it had been a good investment. I learnt a lot going along different functions and locations. People are important. I’ve learnt the most from situations involving people interactions. Memorable in a good way and bad. Testing times, specially the ones when people are pushed to their limits of behaving within their norms, brings out the best or worst in people.
Hopefully management school will teach me fundamentals of finance but will also help me indulge in such people situations.
I’m going to run my first marthon today. I’ve not trained for it. I have carb-loaded for it =)
It’s a night Marathon. Let’s see how things play out. It starts 5.5 hours from now i.e. at 12.30 AM. More udpates after that!
Recently I’ve heard and read a lot about Artificial Intelligence or AI as it is popularly known. Frankly it’s not a lot but there has defnitely been a spike in my information input about this topic. I recently read about Cambridge Analytics. After that I heard Alex Jones on The Joe Rogan Experience. You can listen to it here. That episode alone is an information overload. You’ll know what I’m saying after you take a listen. Is it all believable? Of course not. It’s only when you take a step back and try to look at everything Alex Jones is saying with respect to what’s happening all around you kind of freeze and want to listen to it again.
I’m sure this blog is already on someone or something’s radar. ‘Something’ seems more appropriate after understanding how search algorithms work. Does that mean my visa will get rejected? Does this mean everything I write, chat, say, etc. here on out will be speculated? I don’t think so. If I do have an “intelligent” audience then I’m sure it’s “understanding” goes well deeper that to create an impression just on the basis of what I output. That’s what human beings, they are are not one layer deep. Funny because WordPress now tells me “Saving of draft failed.” Should I read deeper than this output? Of course not… This is a machine or is it? Haha … I’m already showing signs of dementia.
If AI isn’t very intelligent right now, it will be very soon. That soon is much closer than we say soon in human terms. Technology is increasing at an exponential rate and that has an impact on everything connected to technology. This laptop, the HVAC, the internet, water purifiers, artificial intelligence, etc. I’m trying to find balance in all this information overload. Does creating content matter? Yes. It is a form of expression. It’s a vent for creative expression. It’s not supposed to be the best. It is just another medium that helps express our fragile human expression. I’m trying to find sense in all this noise. I’m trying to find balance in all this nonsense.
“Don’t believe in anything but have faith in something ” – Leah Remini. More about Scientology and her another time.
Love & Peace
I deciding to grow organically. Not in real life but in my persona on the internet. I am going to publish all my opinions on this website as much as I can in long form. For a long time people have become used to reading bits of information on the internet without adapting to long form. I now thing long form and dialogue is more important than ever. This is the reason I am now deciding to get back to composing long form compositions here on this page/ blog. I will not promote the growth of this blog through means of likes/ up-votes but rather let it grow on its reader base naturally. If someone finds the information on this blog appealing, so be it. If he or she subscribes to read more of my opinion pieces good, but if not, I cannot help it. However I will not write to provide my brain with shots of dopamine.
Today I spurred my interest in bjj again… perhaps I’m going to focus now… two things that I want to do… understand the hash cash and pursue bjj. Let’s see how that turns out. Any advice welcome
I’m returning to school in 5 months. I have a couple of formalities to complete before I do that. The world has changed. Donald J. Trumph was formally nominated as the 45th President of the USA. While the President of India requested political parties not to pull him into a political debate. Not to undermine that the political structure of both countries is very different and to make a comparison isn’t the best thing to do.
On another note, evernote’s updated, wordpress looks more streamlined. I then have more opportunities to create content. The book I’m reading these days is Zero to One by Peter Thiel. It’s an interesting read but I want to absorb more than just read it. I think the nuggets of information it has in every chapter makes the reader perceive the book like a collection of TIL from reddit. I want to remember the lessons specially knowing that the book originally was a group of lectures Thiel gave to his class at Stanford.
This made me think if it was an option. I have been interested in a lot of things but I have never specialized in any one. Before this writing goes the way of the usual wrant I would like to warn that this post points to more optimistic beginnings. It was an inspiration to read about Barak Obama’s thoughts on the recent election. I am inspired to go the dierction in which I start my own business. When the business reaches a certain size I will go the philanthropic way or proceed to have an impact on society. I did write about this in a lot of my applications and now I seem to believe this more than ever. Perhaps change that I want to see in the world is the change that I will have ot make in myself. I’m not sure how long it will take because I’m not sure of the path I need to take. All I have in sight right now is the end destination. Encouragement, optimism and resilience is what I need right now.