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I was merely 13 years old when I fell in love with the concept of programming. My school had just become one of the first in the country to get a computer terminal. The machine was really huge and slow, and it didn’t even have a screen—but I was hooked.
My friends and I would spend hours creating new programs and plugging away in BASIC. It wasn’t until a friend of mine ended up taking an after-school computer class that I really began to understand the concept of computer programming. Three days a week, after he had finished his homework, he would grab a roll of tinfoil and a marker and rush to the back of the classroom. He would then use the marker as a light gun and shoot at the light on the terminal screen, where the teacher had written code for a program. They were learning basic computer programming, using the terminal’s sophisticated BASIC shell as a debugging tool to detect bugs.
I really loved that class and was very upset when I was told I couldn’t enrol in it. The class was only available to advanced students and I had to complete high school first before I could take it.
But since I was really fascinated, I already knew what I would do after I graduated high school. My parents had always wanted me to get a university degree, but I saw no future in that as a career, so I decided to apply to the local community college and start taking computer science classes instead.
I was a shining star in those classes. I solved every problem and I solved them in the fastest time I possibly could. My grades were perfect. But, as someone pointed out, I was never going to be a good programmer or designer—my skills were more in the hands-on, “get your hands dirty” field. Unfortunately, that was not my forte.
After one of my classes, a group of us were discussing what high schools we all came from and one of my friends showed me the technology portfolio she had done for her high school’s Print Shop. I had heard about 3D printers but, back then, I had no idea what they were or what they even did. Now I was beginning to grasp the concept.
The Print Shop was created in the late ‘70s by Don Tait, a teacher at another school in the area. The program was the brainchild of Tait; he had been one of the students in Don’s programming class. Students would set up shop in the school’s library after school, and the school would fund them to create small mechanical machines. The machines were usually the size of a small tricycle, and they would create items such as key chains, mice, and games. Students spent hours in the Print Shop, literally painting and sculpting and creating those little machines.
I went home that night and explained the entire concept of 3D printing to my parents and my Dad was very interested. He said that he had used a 3D printer he got from an ANZAC day event at the local army museum back in the day, and he filled out a form on the 3D printer website. A few days later they received a postal order in the mail, and they immediately began to set up the printer. Soon, however, it became apparent that my Dad wasn’t very good at it. He had purchased the cheapest printer possible on the website, and really didn’t know how it worked, and it soon became clear why. He didn’t know the process of creating a resin printing object, so when the resin was burnt, he never knew what to do. After about a month, he gave up.
My parents were very disappointed with him, and he decided not to follow through any further.
But I remained fascinated with 3D printing, so I started going to the Print Shop at our local library more often, learning everything I could about it. After I was finished with high school, I decided to do a university degree in computer science. I was excited about how great 3D printing could be for our economy and how beneficial it would be if we could use it to create tiny parts. And I also knew that 3D printing was going to be an absolute game-changer for the world. We finally had the solution to the problem of oil, supply-side economics, and many other issues that had for too long plagued our world.
Today, 3D printing is becoming very widespread, especially with all of the enthusiastic and rapid news coverage. People are coming out of the woodwork, trying to get a hold of one. They want to purchase their own 3D printers for the medical field and end up not understanding how the process works.
I know we are a long way off from the day when most of us will have our own 3D printers. But it is clear that we are approaching that day sooner than we might have imagined and sooner than we might like.
My hopes for the future? Obviously, my answer to this is 4D printing. 4D printing will create a new symbiotic relationship between the people and the environment, an immensely positive shift from how we currently conduct ourselves, towards a more sustainable existence. Those who can imagine the world of the future tend to be impatient, hopeful, and confident.
I believe that I will figure out how to use a 4D printer for 4D printing when it launches, and, if I do, no doubt I will be very pleased with the fruits of my labour.
The Bhagavad Gita is the beautiful story of a battle. The Lord Krishna says: "I am God. You have to listen to me. The battle will take place whether you win or lose, whether you die or live. Your only choice is to win or lose consciously. It is not a battle of your death. It is a battle of your inner life. If your side wins all of you are dead. If you surrender to me, all will be well. I will come and be with you at moments of crisis, giving you the right advice."
Krishna was an incarnation of Vishnu. He was divine. He was not a dictator. He was loving. He wanted to help Arjuna take his destiny in his own hands.
In today’s modern time we all have to do things that we don’t like to do like working long hours. We have to tolerate office politics and needless people who are always happy to pass on tasks and are never at work. You have to take the call in all these matters. Giving up is not an option. We must carry on and do the work we were trained to do and do it faithfully. We must do it with great enthusiasm and maintain our enthusiasm. If you get tired, take time out and re-charge. There is no fixed schedule. Just get back to your job.
Do not be a cynic and think that you will not gain from your job. One day you will gain from all your efforts. It may not be money! It may be a promotion. It may be a grateful son or daughter. There are many other gains. You will see good things growing from your efforts. Do your work to the best of your abilities, faithfully.
One of the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna is that pursuit of the mystical leads one to detachment. Krishna was also a warrior. He embodied the best of both worlds. He was wise and deep. But at the same time he was warm and compassionate. He was a lover of the people. You and I have to have a growth mindset. We work hard to get where we want to be but should not forget to enjoy the success.
I see many people at the office who rattle on about their family life and social life. They just want to be seen. They want other people to talk about how they have traveled, done their business, met new people and so on.
Don’t waste your time on such people. No one will care or remember. Make your time count. Make your money count. Make your achievements count. But also make your relationships count. Heart is in the center. A balanced life: hard work, travel, family, community. Make every aspect count.
Do not make the mistake of working hard only to quit when you get your promotion. Hold on. Use your new responsibility to get better at your job. It is what you do well that works out for you. What is important in the matter is not the fact that your friend has a better job than you. The fact is that he or she still depends on you. This is a good thing. They will be supportive of you in all ways. This is a good relationship. This is a good bank balance. It is not your goal. It is transitory. It is like seeds dropped in the hot sun. They do not die. They just change variety. Except for a few, they change into something else. A few should not be seen as an exception. They are the strongest and cleverest, not necessarily the wealthiest, who make the greatest inroads into the world. Use this opportunity to build your own business and learn how to promote your company and take it places. Not all your efforts will be successful. That is the way it is. But it will always be better to be a failure as a boy than as a bureaucrat.
There is a fine balance between being too anxious and being too relaxed. If you are too anxious, you cannot be effective. If you are too relaxed, you waste your time and your life. Look at Steve Jobs. He was too anxious. He changed the world. He was too critical. He crushed his own workers. He was a tough and a cruel boss. That was the cost of being so successful. Thomas Edison took ten thousand attempts. That is what it means to be really good.
To rise and not crush others, to be intensely successful and yet not be cynical or brutal, that is the power of the great human soul , a human soul that has more power then the world, a soul that is beyond our comprehension, a great soul. It is that great soul who showed the world the way. It is our great responsibility to follow that great soul. He is our guide to the path of wealth, success, fulfilment and happiness. He is not just the Hindu god, Lord Krishna. He is also our own Lord Krishna. It is we who have to make the choice.
We have to realise our potentials in the world. We are going to do this anyway. All we have to do is make the best of it. We have to go ahead with our ambitions. We have to learn to enjoy the good things in life and think less of the bad ones. The bad ones are just stepping stones but that does not mean we want to see them as stepping stones. That is the key. You will always find them as stepping stones. Do not let them be stepping stones. Crush them. We have to build that pressure.
People say the Bhagavad Gita is meant to be a prayer. What prayer? The Bhagavad Gita is not a prayer. It is a battle, one against an enemy. The enemy is the ego and the ignorance. The battle is one against ignorance and the ego. The Bhagavad Gita is not a prayer. It is a war cry, a battle cry. It is a riotous battle. It is a fight. It is a fiesta. It is a celebration of all the hopes and dreams of all mankind. It is a pep talk. It is a roar. It is a call to all those in the battle field. It is a call to the world. It is a call to the life everlasting, a call to the eternal life. It is not a call to the religion. It is a call to humanity. It is a call beyond religion. It is a call for life. It is a call to the eternal life. It is a direct call to the eternal existence. .
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First sentence provided to Aera before generation: Life is never going to be the same since the Covid-19 outbreak.
Life is never going to be the same since the Covid-19 outbreak. We are at the beginning of the end, waiting for a fresh start. If we immediately revise our actions, Planet Earth will break its partnership agreement with mankind. Life will only return if we save it.
In the early days, people had no idea what the virus would do to them. As they tried to cut off the first spread using anti-virals, the pandemic finally showed its true face to the world. Although the fact that the patient was fine for some time, one would only realise it was all not fine when the symptoms manifested. A common cold would sometimes be the only cause of the sickness. A common cold could completely trigger the virus, resulting in the patient wandering off to die whatever the side effects or external factors. Once the virus finally manifested itself in the patient, he would be doomed to a fate of unavoidable death; the pandemic had claimed another victim. Many had tried their hardest to treat the patients, but to no avail.
In five weeks, the first reports of the outbreak came out. For years, the government tried to get the message across to the people; if not today, then perhaps tomorrow. But as the people snubbed it off, the more the virus spread around the globe. Most of the population was unaware of it. It was a joke to the pros and when the serious signs were shown, it was too late.
The streets were empty, the cities were silent. The world was on a standstill. Or at least most of it was. More than a million people had lost their lives in the entire world, after a few months when the outbreak peaked. The sky was filled with the souls who returned to the universe, never to return.
The trains and the creaking buses were quieter than the rest of the world. Only a few houses in the corners of the city were illuminated by the street lights that were installed in the city. Only the lucky people were alive to watch the world degenerate and I was one of them. I have conveyed all my experiences and detailed my vision of how the world would look like after COVID-19 Pandemic in this incredible book. Let's see whether anyone has read this type of work and thought it is mere fiction or not. I should have bit off more than I could chew in my first attempt. A few papers and magazines had also produced a recreation of my vision and we will see if the people find that credible or not.
I am just a young man with a simple dream. I just want to see how my vision looks, with the help of this book. Let's begin..
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Digital Marketing Legend "Srinidhi Ranganathan" is the Director of Digital Marketing at First Look Digital Marketing Solutions (India's First Artificial Intelligence Powered Digital Marketing company) located in Bangalore and is one of the top instructors in India who is teaching futuristic marketing-related courses on Udemy. He is a Technologist, Digital Marketing Coach, Author, and Video Creation Specialist with over 12+ years of experience and has worked at top companies in India.
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