What will happen in five years from now.

According to today’s Times of India, the article of ” Five amazing things” was circulated.
As I am always pointing out it is very important to  envisage what will happen in not only near future but also the long term future.  But 5 years is not long term future.
If you have your own view and be ready for the future, you don’t be afraid of future.

This article herald the inception of rapid change of society caused by development of  new technologies. They illuminate the points as below.

1. Google self-driving cars on the road

2. Netflix everywhere in the world

3. Zuckerberg’s vision for a mostly video Facebook

4. Musk’s killer robot nightmare

5. Amazon drone delivery

One of serious projection is NO. 4 as Musk articulate his view. AI would get rid of human.
AI is,  as you know, artificial Intelligence, which technology is growing drastically due to new concept of Deep Learning. Only two decade ago, AI was in winter stage because there was no tremendous progress in the area. But suddenly, for example, IBM Watson computer won over the human and became champion of  TV show game contest. Also, Google is releasing self-driving car within 5 years. In that case, the social implication and ramification will be huge.
Imagine that teeming with a lot of driver-less car on the street in your town, what will happen.

Employment rate will be which rate? Then a lot of unemployment might happen, which would drive vast number of jobs from human and will propagate trepidation about future.

Brace for tough future society!



Spectacular place, Oman!

This week, I visited Oman for 5 days.
The purpose is to have some business meetings, but I spent one day for sightseeing.

I extended to visit 150 km location from Muscat.
There,  I could see gigantic mountain strata laying obliquely having pinnacle of 2000 m.
In order to enter the area, there is a security gate and security guy is checking the vehicle should be 4WD. Normal vehicle can not enter.
The mountain road was magnificent, which is well organized and much better than Japanese mountain road.  But must use 4WD reason is, in the past, a lot of traffic accident happened due to out of control of high speed vehicle by Omani drivers.

After getting up to zenith of mountain, there is gargantuan plateau from where I could saw 3000 m level mountain afar. Amazingly, even in middle east countries, there is this kind of abundant natural tourist attractions.
Maybe you cannot imagine this kind of mountain area exists in Oman.

In the case of Dubai, there is only desert of just teeming with sand.

But in Oman, there are mountains and beautiful sea and beach where you can do scuba diving. It has sea and mountain both.
When I saw the mountain landscape, I felt very cool of 18 centigrade a little bit cold, I was mesmerized and captivated by the impeccable pristine scenery which is breath taking and epic and colossal nature. This place show the story of earth billion years history, which describe vividly. There is also gorge and river. It is just like Grand Canyon in the US.


By the way, I put the photo of Oman in this site.


Please have a look at this.


Oman photo gallery




AI will annihilate your job in the future.

AI means Artificial Intelligence.
According to Economic Times paper today, the article of ” AI Can Just Disrupt Labor  Mkt”
heralds of advent of mass job-less situation.

For mediocre people who is doing your mundane life and humdrum routine job everyday,

let me kindly point out it is a big tribulation for you in the future.
You will lose your job because of AI.
Even now you may feel forebodings about your future.
But I surmise from various data and information what will happen in future society .
Social implication of development of AI will spawn huge labor market crisis as the article
corroborate the prediction from some experts statements ( you can down load the article).
Unless you take your action immediately now, you would fall into a quagmire of poor life plight.

Do you know the aphorism ” Heaven helps those who help themselves. ” , don’t you?



What is the Singularity and happens after 30 years

Do you know Ray Kurzweil name?
In the US, he is famous guy. But in Japan, he is only known by few.

Recently, Japanese economy is said lackluster. Moreover, Japanese people mentality is downcast.
Discrepancy between rich and poor is more expanding further year by year.

Can you imagine that SONY which were said excellent company is suffering huge loss and facing excruciating situation now? This is very symbolic fiasco corroborating there is no exception of even excellent company lasting euphoric time for ever. 
In order to avoid bleak future of the country, only solution is innovation. 
Nobody dismiss the importance of innovation. However, on the contrary, particularly said-excellent companies are facing “innovation dilemma”, because they cannot forget the past success and sticking to legacy way which worked well at that juncture. They cannot get out of the comfort zone. Then gradually, they are getting into deep pitfall and when they come to realize, it will be too late.

In Japan, that almost nobody knows Ray Kurzweil name is showing the Japan’s current situation, which means nobody envision the future after 20 years to 30 years from now on.

The singularity will happen around 2045, which one single computer capability exceeds all human brain of 9 billion. Ray Kurzweil deduce the future from the fact what happened in the past decades and extrapolate what will happen 30 years from now using such as Moore’s Law.  His envision is very convincing for me.
Some people may say it is too optimistic view, but considering current situation what is happening such as driverless car or auto driving ( Google experiment is well known. ) Wearable computers and  robot technology.
I am sure, after 30 years, things which mediocre person cannot imagine will happen.
Whether you can survive in the dramatic future is only up to you and  how you can be ready from now.



very cool ! Tesla car!

Hove you ever watch Tesla car?
if not, please watch the site and movies.  You can change the image of ( EV )Electric Vehicle.

Tesla Mortar Site

I want to buy EV if I can buy a car now. But still it is eye-popping price around 80,000 USD.

But it is sports car not normal car. So let’s compare with Mercedes, BMW, Audi like luxurious car.
They are not so different from price point of view.
Particularly, for upscale consumers who can buy opulent goods like exorbitant pricey watch, lavish all around oversee traveling, eating out in inordinate restaurant, purchasing Tesla car is nothing for them. That’s why in the US movie star, famous celebrities are rushing to buy the car.

Above all, the Tesla car exhaust no CO2. For eco-friendly and environmental conscience people, EV is must buy.

If you see the structure, it is very simple with very few parts comparing legacy petrol car.
I am sure sooner or later, the price will plummet drastically within 5 years.
At that juncture, legacy automobile industries will suffer huge predicament unless taking some measure. Innovation is excruciating for those who does not make an effort and procrastinate to improve the current situation. After 10 years, if you regret why I did not take an action and I should have done something earlier, it will be too late.
As history shows a lot of excellent companies were annihilated.






IIT coming to Bangalore, expected

After central government announced the sanction of IIT in Karnataka, almost everyday newspaper is taking up.
Of course, the name of Bangalore ( now officially name changed Bengaluru ) is well known in the world as IT hub.

I remember the day when I came to Bangalore first time, I was amazed such a lot of US IT companies had already been located in Bangalore. At that juncture, I worked for US company Fidelity subsidiary company. I had stayed less than 1 year as expat in Bangalore in 2006.

Fidelity had capacious own building accommodating thousands of Indian IT engineers.  On the other hand, Japanese companies are almost nothing. After around year 2000, famous US IT companies were aggressively coming to Bangalore. Now becoming worldly famous Indian company Wipro and Infosys originated in Bangalore.

Having said that, Bangalore is gargantuan giant city which produce IT resources, which has many colleges or universities of prodigious talents already.

In addition to the situation,  if unmatched technology school like IIT coming to Bangalore ( location is not decided ) will happen, the name of Bangalore will skyrocket.

As a bangalorian who has been living more than 6 years, I am looking forward to IIT coming here.


Today’s Times of India paper shows interesting article. There start controversy where IIT should be located.
I put news clip and you can download the article.




Why Japanese are so slow to decide ??!!

What is the image toward Japanese people?
Demure? Self-effacing? Bashful?  Or meek?
It is often said that Japanese are so different from other country people, when foreign people come to know some Japanese as such as friends, colleague, business partners or clients, that they feel embarrassed.

One of the reason is, the nation is isolated island surrounded by water of Pacific Ocean and be protected from enemy from outside.

Historically, mediocre people were not used to associate with foreigners. 

After country being opened to foreign nations by Meiji Restoration in 1868, people had been familiar with outside country people.  
So since then they are not so good at talking and understanding them.

One of the symbolic phenomenon is Japanese are not so good at speaking English though they study 6 years ! in middle junior high school and high school days. 

There is word which is often used in Japan, that is ” Ishin denshin”  which means understanding each other without exchanging any words. It is almost telepathy.

That’s why even in the meeting they don’t express their opinion. Sometimes,  when it comes to boss’s instruction to subordinates, the boss does’t instruct concretely and doesn’t say much using less words.

This kind of culture often gives impression to foreigners to make them feel inscrutable.
Oh! Japanese are so enigmatic, cryptic and mystical.

Another mystifying situation is in business area.

When Japanese visit foreign countries for business, they are coming together with company colleagues not coming by single.
But most of them don’t speak out and say nothing in the meeting only just sitting.

Their only job is sedentary job. He contributes nothing.
During the meeting, the counterpart may suspect why he is coming all the way from Japan because he doesn’t say any comment.

What his role?  Why he spends a lot of money for business trip?

That seems mystical experience for foreigners.

Foreigner counterpart expect quick decision due to all concerned person appear in the meeting and business talk will go smooth anyway.

But more amazingly, after some insinuating and equivocal answers
and finally Japanese counterpart does not decide on the spot in the meeting.

They say ” after coming back to Japan and talk with headquarter, we will inform you later.”

What a surprise and be confounded by the meeting result, with a feeling they don’t decide now? !   Foreigner side in their mind they corroborate meeting with Japanese are waste of time in the future. This is really buffing moment.

So, they have started to feel disappointment Japanese are not worthwhile negotiation.

That’s why many foreigner feel Japanese are so slow to decide. 

But I can say this situation is only the case of Japanese big company.





Mahindra Reva, Driverless Car Planning

What is a good news for India EV market!

According to today’s Times of India news article, MahindraReva is ready to join an elite league of well-known companies such as Google, Tesla, BMW and Audi for driverless project.

I know the founder of Mahindra Reva Mr. Chetan Maini and I will meet him next week, I want to convey my message to him this is excellent news for the company.

As you may know Elon Musk is now leading the EV industry in US ( he has also amazingly set up Space X !!),
on the other hand Mr. Chetan Maini was told as an India Elon Mask.

But in India, EV industry is not so prosperous at this moment.
The consumer is not so interested in expensive EV car. But Reva EV car E2O is not so expensive from Japanese price point of view, actually I assure.

Because of bleak future of natural energy resource remaining stock, all people on earth has to consider renewable energy alternatives. One of vibrant option is solar energy. some one deem negative, but any other better options?  Having said that, of course, our hero Elon Musk has already taken precautionary measure and set up the company named Solar City.

Considering what is happening in the world, which may not appear on the surface, but the progress is definitely under way normal people  can not recognize.
I’m sure India EV industry will be a leading industry sooner or later. Because, I fed up India’s air pollution is bad as in China or worse by living in India, I feel everyday and getting worse and worse, which means India government will have to take an action and situation will force them.

Anyway, new technology and trend is coming up gradually. New industry will obliterate legacy industry.
You know what happen to Sony, the company was told excellent company only just 5 years ago.
But now they are suffering huge loss.
Considering no excellent company will survive for ever, even to Toyota, Maruti Suzuki and Honda which are legacy automobile industry, what will happen to them after 10 years nobody knows.

There is the famous script” innovation dilemma “, they might be following the epitome exactly.
After some time 10 years down the road, I can give speculation to those companies what will happen then, they might face ordeal in that time, but it will be late if they don’t come to realize now.







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