Author: Avishek Gupta
Payments in remote locations
Payments to dairy farmers in residing in rural remote locations is made primarily in cash across India. Every week/fortnight, the milk collection van brings in a cash box and pays the farmers the price of milk bought since the last payday. In some cases, the payment is daily. Experience revealed that in making payments to…
Elevators permitted increases in height of buildings. In other words, density of people living per square km could go up because elevator permitted multiple floors and hence more people. More people per square km means that a much larger number of people are using the same available space of roads to move around. Congestion. What do…
Renewable Energy. Water. Medical Technologies. (Detection and treatment) Agriculture.- Food production & Food preservation. That is where breakthrough innovation is required. We will possibly see breakthrough innovations in these areas (in that order) in future. Something similar to what we have seen in case of communication technologies over the past decade. While Renewable Energy…
Reading List – 2nd Ferbruary, 2014
1.) Framework for non-profits to have clear fundraising conversations. Article: 10 Non-profit Funding Models 2.) Interesting article on how Amazon.com manages to be a favourite in spite of not churning profits! Article: Amazon & nil profits 3.)Why Nokia is one of the greatest companies of the world. Article: Nokia Bridge Programme
Adjust your room temperature through chat!
Future that is coming: With Google buying NEST- the state of the art thermostat and room temperature control hardware maker, you can soon expect the temperature at your home going up, the moment you tell someone on Google chat “I am feeling cold”. Forget the remote! Is that good?
Reading List- 29th November, 2013
1.) Not the first time. BitCoin crashed a few days back. Some perspective on a possible political agenda behind BitCoin! Article: BitCoin 2.) A 1200 year old phone! Article: Phone 3.) Taking photographs affect our memory Article: Memory and Photographs
Reading List 21st Nov, 2013
(Was out on a vacation and hence no edition of reading list came out during the last couple of weeks.) 1.) Why drinking hits women harder and why older you get alcohol hits you harder? Some interesting facts: Body composition starts to change as early as the 30s. As people age, they tend to lose…
Reading List- 23rd Nov, 2013
1.)What if your memory is fake? Article: Fake memory Those people who seem to have a photographic memory might just be having a fake memory! 2.) A brilliant innovation gets you fit for the Olympics! Video: Subway tickets 3.) The story of Mike Tyson. Told again. Article: Mike Tyson 4.) How Amazon became an everything…