Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The March of Algorithms

The following news appeared in Times of India ( 06 July , 2016 ) :

 In a bid to improve the quality of data service for Indian mobile users, telecom regulator Trai has launched an application to help consumers check real-time internet speed on their handsets and report the same to the regulator.

" Through the application (Trai Myspeed app), we will get real-time data from customers. This will be put on Trai Analytics Portal. It will show mobile data speed of each operator in a given area on a real-time basis," Trai chairman R S Sharma said here.

Remember , what George Orville predicted in his book , " 1984 " ?

No matter where you go , the BIG BROTHER ( the Establishment ) will be watching you - and will know exactly, what you are doing / saying , through ubiquitous CCTV cameras

This prediction is gradually being realized in a few cities of the World - with still , a long way to go

But can you believe that the arrival of TraiMyspeed App , opens up the possibility of eliminating the scourge of BLACK MONEY ?

Consider the following :

#  For over a year now , I have been advocating replacing paper notes of Rs 500 / 1000 , and replacing these with
    plastic notes with embedded RFID micro-sensor ( thinner than a human hair ) and each note assigned a unique
    IP V 6.0 URL address , linked to its own unique printed Serial Number

    This sensor will announce its physical location to the Central Servers of IT / ED departments , thru Internet ,
    where , any accumulation of ( say ) Rs ONE CRORE worth of these notes in an area of 1 Sq Meter , will show
    up as a TAG CLOUD !

That was old hat !

Version 2.0 of that suggestion stands modified as follows :

#  Every man carries currency notes in a wallet kept in his pocket , with his mobile in another pocket ( - a lady
    carries her mobile as well as cash in her purse , in closer proximity with each other )

#  RFID embedded currency notes and the mobile , are both connected to the internet ( Internet of Things ? ),
    capable of exchanging data about their GPS location ( among other data )

#  Mobile will count the Number of all those high denomination currency notes and add up their total value

#  Mobile will transfer this DATA to the Central Servers of IT / ED ( much like TryMyspeed app ) - total value , as
    well as Serial Numbers of each and every high denomination notes ( linked to specific Mobile Number )

#  During CASH transactions , a Rs 1000 currency note moves from pocket of Mr A, to the pocket of Mr B

#  And the Mobile of Mr B , will now tell the Central Server : I just received a Rs 1000 note , bearing Serial No
    9GP 487136

#  That would enable the Central Servers to keep track of EACH and EVERY note , as it moves from one person to
     another ! And the Velocity with which a given note is changing hands ( pockets ) !

Of course , I know that this suggestion will be summarily thrown out as an Invasion of Privacy !

In 1999, Sun Microsystems' then-CEO, Scott McNealy , infamously declared,

“ You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it ”

There is no way , any Government will be able to " Arrest the March of Algorithms "

Day is not far when Algorithm ( AI ) will become ,


There is no use fighting !

06  July  2016

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