Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The first Bionic book published in St. Petersburg

Imagine a book written by a computer!!!

It's true and it has been published by Astrel SPb, a publisher in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 320-page novel, called "True Love" is a variation on Leo Tolstoy's 1877 classic "Anna Karenina" but written in the style of Japanese author "Haruki Murakami".
It is based on 17 famous literary works that were uploaded onto the program. Within 72 hours, the computer generated its novel about true love.

Plot- Characters find themselves on an uninhabited island. All of them have amnesia. They know who they are, but they don't remember if they are married or have children, and what relationship they have with each other. In a way they are given a chance to build their relationship anew. The book is about how they make it.

But can a computer compete with a live author?!

More in St. Petersburg Times

Friday, 18 January 2008

'Help Improve the World'- Bill Clinton

In this video Bill Clinton outlines the goals for the Humanity in the brand new 21st century and inspires with his gift of gab to come together to help improve our world. It has some powerful images. The image of roatating blue earth in the space has always inspired me to overcome differences among ourselves and to imbibe and strengthen our common humanity and achieve the goal of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam'(the world as one family) outlined in the first book of the world 'Rig Veda'.

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Friday, 11 January 2008

Let's cheer for the common man!!!

Tata has revolutionised the Auto Industry by coming up with Rs.1,00,000 car(US $ 2,5000) car. The car is a victory for the common man of India as well as for the citizens of the developing world who can now become proud car owners. The car is not only cheap but also meets the emission laws and safety standards and carries great style and look. It has 624cc engine and has a mileage of 23 Km/ litre.
After a successful communication revolution in India it seems that now an Auto-revolution is bound to happen as more and more automobile companies will venture into making small, eco-friendly, energy-efficient affordable cars.

Let's cheer for the common man!!!

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Tuesday, 1 January 2008

A Beautiful Truth?

I know
it's not for ever
it comes from nothing
and goes to nothing
I know the perfect truth,
the ultimate reality
But could it be a little
soft, serene, mild?
A beautiful truth?
The ultimate reality?

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