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ASI – Utopia or End of humanity by 2050?

Reading this article will blow your mind. Threat to humanity is not from an alien invasion or WW3 or some terrorist attack but it will most probably be from the development of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI).

This is where we are currently!

HumanProgress

Part 1 – The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

Intelligence-scale - chimp to Human to AI

Intelligence-scale – chimp to Human to AI

Part 2 – AI Revolution – Immortality or Extinction

Utopia or Extinction?

Utopia or Extinction?

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Eastern European trip April – June

Total duration – 45 days
Countries covered – Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Hungary, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic
Primary mode of transport – Interrail Train

Eastern Europe Travel Path

Eastern Europe Travel Path

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Laos Vietnam 2015 Trip

Laos (23 days)

Vietene->Thakek->Pakse->Champasak->Don Det (4000 islands)->Luang Prabang

Vietnam (25 days)

Hanoi->Halong Bay->Sapa->Ning Binh->Hanoi->Hue->Hoi An->Danang->Saigon

Laos-Viet

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Top Performing Stock Markets in 2014

Not surprisingly Emerging markets tops the list. But Argentina, the country teetering on bankruptcy is No.1 really?

Top Performing Stock Market Performance in 2014

Top Performing Stock Market Performance in 2014

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Press Freedom 2014

Scandinavian countries tops the list as expected.

Press Freedom 2014

Press Freedom 2014

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My 2015 Travel Plans

I always wanted to take a few years off and travel around the world and capture the special moments in life. While I don’t have the luxury of taking a few years off, I can at least try taking a few months at a time. Here is a rough outline of my plan for 2015 but it is constantly evolving.

South East Asia

Jan – March
India
Laos
Cambodia
Vietnam

South East Asia Travel Plan

South East Asia Travel Plan

Eastern Europe

May – June

Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Croatia

Eastern Europe Itinerary

Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Leaving NYC after 14 years

After living in the city for over 14 years (Manhattan mostly) it is finally time for me to move on and look for new adventures.

I am taking a break for many reasons – spending more time with my daughter in Upstate, traveling to some new places that I never been, working on ideas that have been on the back burner for a while. I want to push myself beyond my comfort zone. Traveling to me is not just about relaxing but also about venturing into unknown. This means experiencing other cultures, trying new food and interacting with the locals.

No I am not saying goodbye to the city and I still have my apartment in the city (but i did sublet it for a year). I will certainly be visiting the city every couple of of months. But I am leaving the city with a heavy heart. This is the city where I spent majority of my life after college.

Watch for more updates, photos and stories in the upcoming days, weeks and months!

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Technology Hype Cycle – Gartner

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Top 23 Far away places to see in the world

Top places include Pyramid of Giza, The Acropolis, Taj Mahal, Stone Henge, Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, The Pantheon of Rome, Mont St. Michel in France and Santorini in Greece.

Check out the article..

Central Park NYC Far away

Central Park NYC Far away

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Wireless only households in the U.S

Cellphone only households:
52% Idaho
46% DC
39% US average

It is not a busy metropolis (like New York) or a city crowded with texting college students (like Boston).

Wireless line only

Cord cutters

You can read more about it in Pew Research.