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Old 29th March 2017, 09:46   #106
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Elon Musk next venture - targets Human brains for a cause! Link

After Pay Pal, Tesla, SpaceX, and other enterprises, he started a company that wants to place computers in the brain.

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The South African-born entrepreneur has an active role in a company called Neuralink, which is a start-up based in California. The enterprise has the goal of creating “cranial computers,” which are meant to be placed into humans to cure degenerative brain disease.

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The firm dreams of creating human-computer hybrids that will have more computing power than anyone ever imagined
As Engadget notes, the start-up has already hired several high-profile academic personalities from the field of neuroscience. They will study the human brain, flexible electrodes, and nanotechnology.

With their findings and experiments, the team hopes to create a particular type of computer that would be placed inside a human skull, probably near the brain, and the device would add artificial intelligence to the recipient.
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Each of Musk’s companies has struggled to achieve the goals he set when starting them, and some of them are still working hard to follow the plan mapped out by the man who could revolutionize yet another field

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Old 29th March 2017, 13:42   #107
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he started a company that wants to place computers in the brain.
Perfect recipe to make zombies in large numbers and/or next level genocide records!! Unless there's a noble thought to eradicate mentally challenged, autism & other brain related damages.
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Old 5th April 2017, 13:57   #108
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My question is. Does India really need an Elon Musk. Apart from the 'Cool' factor that he brings in, does any of his technologies actually solve our problems? How many of us outside this forum and on the streets will actually want to own a snazzy electric car, be benefitted by an online payment system or by the cost saving brought about by a reusable rocket. These are problems of the western world and are best suited to Elon Musk's of the west.

Most of the 1.2Billion (and counting) of our Brethren are so caught up in the vagaries of everyday life that they care two hoots about anything other than their next square meal. The so called middle class are busy settling down with their salaried jobs and lives, and the rich are busy getting richer. Between these groups, the people who actually innovate and think 'out of the box' are too few and far in between leaving us at a statistical disadvantage when compared to many developed nations of the west even though we have a so called huge population advantage.

We need the right mix of circumstances and opportunities for us to churn out anyone close to Elon Musk. It is not a question of mind-set. Do you think all those Indians abroad who actually innovate don't have an Indian mind-set? I am sure there would be many who would hang a lemon at the entrance of their spanking new Silicon Valley start-up to prevent an evil eye. The difference is in the opportunity presented to them in the form of liberal but tightly monitored policies, ample opportunities presented by the huge market that responds positively to new technology and most importantly consumers who have the means of spending on these ‘cool’ technologies and ideas.

We need more people like Kurien of the Amul fame whose innovative thoughts actually benefit the majority of the population, rather than a Elon Musk whose innovations, though supposedly more cutting-edge would hardly make any difference to the ground situation in India. And more than everything, we need to have a change in thought process that prompts us to idolise every western idea, notwithstanding their actual utility to a country like India.

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The 'hidden costs' of doing business in India would make tough task for even Elon Musk! Just imagine having to encounter the Central Govt and it's State Fiefdoms and the entire babudom. Choosing a space for your factory is either a hit or miss (Nano episode). Then you have the Dadha's, Goonda's etc. It will give you a premature heart attack, loss of hair and insomnia.
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Why doesn't USA have a Baba Ramdev? Every country has its strengths and weaknesses. We have such rich heritage with centuries of knowledge under our belt and only countries like ours can produce people like Baba Ramdev. So having no Indian Elon Musk is not such a bad thing.
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Why doesn't USA have a Baba Ramdev? Every country has its strengths and weaknesses. We have such rich heritage with centuries of knowledge under our belt and only countries like ours can produce people like Baba Ramdev. So having no Indian Elon Musk is not such a bad thing.
The states also has it's enterprising 'Evangelists' who live the 'high life'!
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Why doesn't USA have a Baba Ramdev?
Of course they do, she is called Oprah. And she is lot more successful than Baba Ramdev.
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Let mer narrate my own experience. I was approached by a Railway body through IITK to do something about their obsolescent track fatigue machine (think from the East Germans)
Absolutely Sir, we need to bridge this gap. We need more tie ups between industries and academic institutions, so much untapped potential exist in this space. Since you have a lot of experience in academia, what do you think are the reasons why India is failing in this particular area?
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For fans of Elon Musk - An exclusive interview and his views on innovation and future plans!

Cars in 10 years’ time will be autonomous!




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India has traditionally produced more traders, managers and workers than inventors. it may be possible to partly trace back this issue to British rule. I have read that Parsis settled in Surat/Mumbai were skilled ship builders but due to British monopolistic wranglings, they were left to fend on their own with traditional vessels instead of "new age" coal fired steam vessels. Given the right growth environment, who knows may be we could have had the likes of Daewoo, Hyundai and Samsung shipyards in India rather than Korea/Japan!

Suffice to say that Indian Elon Musks are simply earning multi million salaries in Fortune 500 companies in US or Europe.
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