CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

26/12/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 2
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Talking with Symbols - Emojis

Talking with Symbols - Emojis

As the demographic gets younger, the use of emoji's should escalate and that accompanies the rise of mobile phones that seek emotional information with texting.聽 Yet video chats may kill the emoji before a new visual language can rise to the level...

Ravi Ranjan

Ravi Ranjan

great read sir ! kindly allow me to share this on my various social media profiles.

5/1/2019
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

BTW Franci, the header picture is not a picture of a sad emoji but of an emoji which means a confused emoji. Confusion is a good thing in age of confusion, it gives us scope to work out what it is we need to see clearly as individual life filled human beings that are a part of a greater whole.

4/1/2019
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

20/12/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 3
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I Choose Not To Know 7 Billion People

I Choose Not To Know 7 Billion People

The impetus of this post is as an extended answer to a question posed by Tausif Mundrawala about dining with complete strangers.聽 This buzz goes further than the comment I left on Tausif's buzz namely :In short it is a frame of reference which does...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

Yes a stranger indeed is a friend that you have not met so I do have an affinity for lurkers online and the silent majority offline but the difficulty is a "wedding invitation" dilemma. We can get an "x" number of seats at a wedding function but we cannot invite everybody we know - some people will inevitably not be invited and those can be relatives and not just distant friends. At the same time I do see the brilliance in people and I love connecting with brilliant people, but how many of these people can I connect with before I spread myself too thin. Finally there is our language and disposition, where we are told that our success is related to how generous we are, but generosity with money is a very different thing to generosity with attention. Ultimately not knowing someone and saying goodbye to a person forever isn't that much different other than the latter has built up relationship memory, that is the opportunity cost of not knowing those we would have loved to have known. If I choose not to know 7 billion people because I cannot then that makes the footprint of what is sustainable connection more manageable and discernible - then w suddenly find that we do have time for those people closer at home whose attention got sacrificed because we got engulfed or busy with knowing so many outside our home.

23/12/2018
Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

Like you, Manjit, I am careful with whom I choose to make friends, and I guess, by default, I also "choose to not know 7 billion people", plus or minus a few million or so (brilliant concept, by the way). Unlike you I am not a 'target' at functions for one sided business relationships loaded with ulterior motives, primarily because, these days, I no longer carry out consulting work, being semi-retired, and am not in the position of being able to grant favours. Furthermore. I am fortunate enough to be able to teach and mentor when resident in the office, rather than running with the wolf pack chasing down the same weary game and occasionally lifting my leg, or dumping my snout in the pig trough of corporate greed. It follows then that on social occasions I tend to be fairly relaxed, not constantly on my guard, and generally willing to engage in conversation with .... whomever. It's also an Aussie thing to say g'day to all and sundry and to commence engagement with "How's it going", knowing, of course, that in polite society this is not taken as an invitation to actually telling me how it's going.

Getting back to Tausif's Dining with Strangers post, what I found strange was that many of his table companions appeared to ignore each other altogether, a rare situation to encounter in the Antipodes.

When all's said and done, "today's stranger is a friend you've not yet met", or words to that effect.

23/12/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

5/5/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 5
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Translating the Global Village

Translating the Global Village

We reside in a time when technology is rapidly overcoming the limitations of the "Tower of Babel" - which is a biblical story of why human beings spoke so many languages - the idea being that if all human beings spoke in a universal language, that...

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

I understand. One of the wonders of what I do is that I am often granted the benefit of meeting with men and women referred to as brilliant by their peers and customers. Their greatest lament is that they cannot communicate with others at the level they are thinking. They are, to some extent, desperate for contact with people that "think as fast." And so it goes.

8/5/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

Pretty much agree with you @Harvey Lloyd - though in my case my life has always been about two galaxies colliding because I while I was born in England, I did not speak English until I was about eight years old, and that is because my parents guarded us from the gangs that marauded in the ghetto town I was born in.

That meant that I have always come home to an Eastern culture and walk out my home to a Western one. I remember what it was like not knowing English when I went to junior school and yet I was born in England and then when I learned English, I nearly lost my mother tongue, and I remember as a teenager realizing how much I was cut off from the stories and experiences that were discussed in Indian.

Once I got married at the age of 24, my wife had spent her younger years in California but she was born in India - and it is through her that I reconnected with my mother language. Now add to that I am not much of a traveler and even when I went to places like France, Belgium or Brazil - it was for business and yet again I stayed in the hotel and did not venture out, unlike my brother who is way more cosmopolitan.

These experiences have shaped the galaxies that have collided in my life. I do see myself as a global citizen, yet still live an extreme local existence. It is through these differences I have whole new frontiers to discover - which is a good thing. I don't see an Italian represent Italy, or a Nigerian represent Nigeria - it is through the individual quirks of a human being that these relationships unfold and constantly provide fresh and hopefully incrementally transforming insights.

7/5/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

13/4/2018 路 5 min read 路 ~10 路 4
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Artifiical Intelligence vs. Superficial Intelligence

Artifiical Intelligence vs. Superficial Intelligence

If we are going to examine the worst of what artificial intelligence can do to us, we should join that at the hip of hiplessness with what the worst of superficial intelligence can do in conjunction.The tree picture is my hat tip to the Windows 10...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

It is the synthetic biologists that are folks whose experiments merge the living and the mechanical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DcquAYG41Q and maybe we need to build empathetic AI to explain to us mere mortals what these folk may accomplish over the next 25 years.

29/4/2018
Edward Lewellen

Edward Lewellen

My friend, CityVP 馃悵 Manjit, I'm still one of those who believe that AI may never reach the abilities and capacities of the human brain. I'll share some stats that support my belief:

At any given moment, we have 2 Terabytes of information coming upon us. Our 5 senses only absorb 11 Megabytes, about 5%, of that information. We might call this "Superficial Intelligence". However, other parts of our brain are recording EVERYTHING. All of this information is stored in our subconscious mind. I have seen estimates that our subconscious mind runs around 10 Petabytes per second, compared to 40 Bytes per second of the conscious mind. We might call this "Significant Intelligence".

I have many stories of my own, and those of others, who successfully retrieved information that was unavailable to the conscious mind, but was readily available from the subconscious. For instance, there is a part of our brain that allows us to focus on a conversation between ourselves and another person even when we are in a crowded, noisy room full of people. Though we don't think we're hearing all of the conversations around us, our subconscious mind is recording them all. When a person is put into the right state, they can recall those other conversations.

These are just a few of the amazingly wonderful things that make our brain vastly superior to AI.

27/4/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

9/2/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10
Innovative Collaboration

Innovative Collaboration

I am not invested in conceptual collaboration as much as I am not invested in conceptual leadership, because in both we are given a set definition that we can either agree or disagree, and such definition does not serve to make us personally that...

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

agree there is need to reset the understanding on collaboration but not only that... many concepts have been taken over by marketers with a dull narrative which is as exploratory than a fully mapped trip to Disney land.

9/2/2018

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