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Vinay Rao
Works at Red Silk Holdings
Attended Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Lives in Boondocks
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Some of our greatest cultural and technological achievements took place between 1945 and 1971. Why has progress stalled?
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Exploring the world with +Google Glass

Just recently, I met this gentleman in the wilds beyond the desert. He was so curious and interested in Glass. Absolutely transfixed, he asked me everything about it, then tried it on and played and played and played!  He loved it!  

First I had him go through the same demo I give everyone.  I have them say, "Okay Glass, Take a picture" — it understands pretty much every accent around the world as far as I can tell. This always makes people freak out with excitement when they see the photo they just took floating as a hologram in front of their eyes.  

Then he started using it more and more, going through all my emails, watching videos, seeing my text messages, asking Google questions, checking weather... I mean it just went on and on and on... and then he started showing all his friends and telling them about it — he was so excited.  Naturally, he was happy for me to take his photo while he was playing!

We ended up talking about a bunch of different things.  I even bought an old used knife from him, and he showed me how to stick the curved end of it into a camel's hump to get water in an emergency.  There's another part of the knife you use to seal up the little puncture wound.  Then we talked about mediation, the sealing of the four cardinal spiritual doors in the night before entering the tent, different cultures around the world, and well, about a dozen other things.  Anyway, it was great... 


(btw after posting this, haha - I see that G+ automatically tagged it with Selfie!)
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This could well be an extreme example of future personal transport (smaller in size of course). 
What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and drive. Oh and it's a drone.
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Why science (or design) is not in our culture. IMO we're a nation of commodity traders and opportunistic brokers, whose only interest in science is if its product can be brokered and sold for a margin (and whose business will be upended by technology, but that is a different story). Since moneys - and opportunities that come with it - have always been in the hands of the trader, science and development have suffered. FWIW, I loved/ love tinkering with machines all my life, and Mr. Naipaul, I do go through an airport marvelling at how it works. All, hopefully, is not yet lost.
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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong...
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People once woke up halfway through the night to think, write or make love. What have we lost by sleeping straight through?
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Hilarious
The person who wrote that line is deeply confused about either equations or intercourse. I dare not ask which.
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Millenials the worst workplace generation. Hilarious but mostly, sadly, true.
They need constant praise. They’re unaware of the existence of time before 10:00 a.m.. They want to be promoted three days after being hired. They duck out of work with alarming Rob Ford-like frequency. And it’s your civic duty to […]
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  • Red Silk Holdings
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
  • Bang Studio
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
  • Bang Design
    Co-Founder, 2000 - present
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
    Engineer/ Designer, 1994 - 1996
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Designer. Entrepreneur. Problem Solver. Batteries not included
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Eh! Google seems to know all about me. More than I told them
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  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Industrial Design, 1996 - 1998
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