Category Archives: Things above the sun

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day

 

Shakespeare (Sonnet 18)
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
     So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
     So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. #Nile

The threat called ‘intelligent machines’?

With the industrial revolution, the intellectuals of this world have often thought whether machines are serving the man or is the man has become a slave to machine. With the rise of intelligent machines (robots), this question has advanced a step further: is it possible that one day, the robots will over power us humans and would want to implement their decisions upon us? Is it just a fancy thought or could it really happen? What do you say? (video)

How to be a great discoverer

Yes, it is possible that you could make a great scientific discovery. Only if you realise that how simple ideas can lead us towards monumental discoveries. In the linked video below, the speaker makes two points,

  • have faith in simplicity, no matter if you have less knowledge or more, you must have curiosity and creativity to invent something, and find something new.
  • science in its essence is simple, you do not need big money and big equipment to do science.

“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.”

Enjoy the video! https://www.ted.com/talks/how_simple_ideas_lead_to_scientific_discoveries