“We got ourselves a game”
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
Came across this video on my Google+. It is super inspiring and just makes you believe that “Nothing is really Impossible”, there are some innovators in this world who have been able to prove this.
Likewise we have Larry Page & Sergey Brin, who were able to build a MASSIVE library of content Google, which is available to us at our fingertips (and now voice) completely free of cost and whats even better is that this library gives me what I am looking even before I have finished telling it what I want. Isn’t that amazing?
One last example and very recent one, Mr Mark Zuckerberg with his Facebook has created a world which has so many people that it is 3rd after China and India. This is made sure that we are always, at all times connected to people from around the world knowingly or unknowingly. It has made sure we are updated with peoples lives without having to call or talk to them.
The video just said it right “The Future is Ours”. So Go get it, no one or no thing is stopping you from achieving what you want, except you.
For the last few days I was on a look out for an android phone with NFC i.e. Near Field Communication so that I could start using this technology and experience it first hand. NFC is pretty much the biggest buzzword of the season over taking Cloud Computing especially after Google announced the launch of Google Wallet last year.
So, I thought let me pencil down few lines about NFC -
Near Field Communication (NFC) is, put simply, a means for two devices to interact wirelessly at a very short range, about 4-10 cms. There are multiple use cases for NFC, mobile payments being the biggest one talked about today. There are various opinions on whether Apple will have NFC chips in their new devices like iPhone 5 and new iPad, however I feel it is just the matter of time before Apple comes up with their own NFC devices and attacks Google in what Google feel is going to be the biggest game changer i.e. Google Wallet. Apart from mobile payments, NFC has other potential uses like getting into your hotel room, unlocking your car door, connecting to your wi-fi without entering the network key, exchanging business cards and many more. To summarize, NFC can be used for pairing devices, to transfer information and is super user friendly. It almost seems magical with your phone being the magic wand.
Some reports suggest that NFC phones in the world are expected to increase at very fast pace with India alone having about 100mn devices by the end of 2012 (i.e. about 1 in every 8 devices will be NFC enabled).
I have been using and working on creating applications for this technology and it looks like NFC is here to stay.
Call me old school, but I am still fond of using bookmarks to the point where I have 300+ bookmarks across 12 categories - super sub optimal. Yeah, I know there are multiple tools, websites which help you become more efficient with bookmarks - Evernote, Pinterest etc, but never got hooked on to these sites. I think one of the problems was that I was not too keen on getting on another website and having a new login/password to remember.
I did try sharing on Twitter and Facebook, so that it gets in my timeline and I can access this content at a later stage. But the big problem there is that both these accounts get updated with so much content so fast that when you go back looking for the post you will probably end up spending a night or two.
Which leads to the question, Why Blog?
Well, blog will also mean that I will need another login however I think a blog will give me what I call “A Complete Package”. Lets define this a little..
- Easy way to note down my thoughts
- Store bookmarks or content that I find interesting
- Share content
- Upload photos
- Follow/Get Inspired from community
- Design my own blog style
I am sure I am missing quite a few advantages but these are the ones that come to mind at 4am in the morning.
What I will be using this for?
For a very long time I have been getting very interesting ideas for tech startups (a lot of us do) and I would just keep them in mind or create a word doc. Subsequently, during my free time or late nights a lot of reading and research will start for these ideas and soon I will start bookmarking relevant information (which explains the count of bookmarks). I figured it would be best to start writing it down and sharing/discussing with the community.
So here I am doing my first blog post on tumblr (which btw is awesomely cool I think). Expect to see a lot of Tech related posts, and maybe fitness too and definitely photos of my dogs.