Friday, August 19, 2016

Act of Man

Scientists on earth plan to populate moon with machines and robots. It is planned that the moon would be populated on similar lines as the life evolved on the planet earth.

Over a period of 100 years, reproducing robots were evolved in to a very advance robotic civilization on Moon. Man controlled the robots from earth but the robots felt as if they were doing and controlling things themselves. However,  robots were hinted and programmed to believe in a creator, a God. This was most important otherwise the toys would have gotten confused on their way to evolution by the imperfect simulation. God acted like a suspense account to them while we people debugged and conveyed logic through scientist robots.

However, some were left atheists. 

There was greed, emotions, sex & violence, family, religion, politics and all other ingredients of a blockbuster soap.

One day, a  meditating stubborn believer robot was brought to earth and allowed to meet his creator. He was made to tour the godly planet earth. Seeing the plight of his God on planet earth, the robot, Ram, said, "Oh my God! Poor God."

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Jai Ho!

When I started learning painting at school, I would draw only the subject. But then my art teacher would tell that my work was incomplete as there was no background in that. I gradually started understanding the importance of  background in a painting. ...and with that came the respect for fellow Indians and my Indianness.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Unmanned Car

The other day during a discussion with my most learned friend, Deven Kalra of Big 'G' Google, he told me the philosophy behind developing driverless car at Google is, the man must do only those jobs where there is need to apply brain or where it is imperative, rest all routine jobs must be handed over to robots.

Hmmm... a great philosophy and logical too. Having come thus far and having loads of information at hand, man's job should be to synthesis information and work on technological solutions to take total control of our lives.  Routine cut copy paste jobs are waste of time and human resource when alternatives are available.

Going back to history, man's obsession with tools has been integral to his evolution. From hunting to going all the way spatial.  Man has toyed with machines. The basic instincts attached to this weird love are:
- Seeking comfort and ease of work
- Greed for more in the shortest possible time
- Identity crisis

Mechanization of human society has not been a smooth sailing. At various levels it met with stiff resistance from the incumbent methods, practices, lobbies & religion. There was always a fear that the increasing use of machines would render the human workforce unemployed. But on the contrary there were other types of jobs created. And each time people embraced and settled to the disruptive technology.

So far so good... But I have my own reservations now.

No doubt our hold on technology is stronger than ever before and it is further growing manifolds at fast pace. But at the same time today the majority of population is making living out of absolutely no skill petty cut&paste data feeding jobs or simple machine operating and monitoring jobs. And that's a great cause of concern. Technology in its stride is going to gobble up these jobs someday very soon. That would leave a vast majority of this unskilled, bum-ass (not used to mental or physical hardship) population redundant.

Whenever I think of human society, I think of ants and bees and bacteria. And that takes me into bit of biology. Some of the biological facts are:
- With in a generation, members of a species are born with various levels of capabilities.
-  Evolution of a species is direct function of the number of mutations and population

Excessive consumption by the worker ants/bees will certainly change the ph & temperature of the hive. The growing large population of  bum-ass drones will have to parish in order to preserve the resources, temperature and ph of the hive. But these drones actually play a crucial role in evolution of the hive. Thus any such eradication of the drones may hamper the evolution process of human beings as whole.

Progression of human society has uncanny similarity to that of  bacteria in a culture. I guess, our growth is almost at the acme of the log phase now, which would have to be followed by the stationary and death phases respectively.

...and that would leave the unmanned car without a passenger.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A short but never ending story...

There is this rich owner of a skyrise. He is perturbed by the development of a small property in the vicinity. He is unhappy because:
  • the construction process is causing inconvenience and turning the surroundings dirty
  • the upcoming property may grow bigger and become a potential threat to his superiority in the region.
Besides, there could be several other reasons for him to feel offended and insecure.

Also, there is a beggar in the area near the developing site. He is happy as he foresees more alms falling in his kitty. 

But the big schizophrenic fella has the other idea. He pays the beggar some money to throw stones at the small guy's property and create nuisance.   The beggar willingly accepts the money and marshals the commands of his powerful boss.  The small guy now considers the beggar as his biggest enemy and root of all his problems. The beggar is by now a full time servant to his rich employer.

...and the life goes on...

p.s. I have since short listed 3 candidates for casting in my film. The candidates are USA, India & Pakistan. The problem is, Pakistan wants the rich man's role.