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Jay Kumar Pradhan

Programme Production, All India Radio

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Will India be the next Super Power of Knowledge.

India is called the nest of Golden Bird. India has got both material and mental resources to guide the world towards a better creative civilization. What Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela,Abhraham Lincon has dreamt of and we have failed to implement their thoughts. India is base of creation of all kinds knowledge, major cultures and religions i.e. Hinduism, Buddhism and so many sub cultures. No one wants violence in the world. Every one wants to live in big houses and get enough time to pursue other better things of life than just working only for money. We can not make everyone happy, wealthy, educated. But we can do it for many by following and mixing the good thoughts of of visionary leaders of the world. For happiness we have to have knowledge and knowledge creates materials both physical & meta physical which human use to live and survive in this earth. India is store house of knowledge not only in present science, but also the know how of how to live peacefully despite difference of wealth, religions, culture, customs, regional imbalances and many such things which creates tension within a community, region, religion and culture. I do agree that we as Indians are also involved in many violence. But it is due to lack of understanding of Mahatma teachings by our own leaders. In the end I will quote two sayings of Indian mythology. "Basudhaiba Kutumbakam" means The Whole World Is Our Family. The second "Bahu Jana Hitaya Bahu Jana Sukhaya" means " Give Real Benefit to Many and Make Happy Many". If we follow the real path showed by Indian great thought leaders then India will be the next Super Power of Knowledge but also Super Power of Friends of Nations and people of whole World.


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  • Aug 16 2012: Good for India. Knowledge is good. However, there is so much redundancy in our world. So much knowledge is the common heritage of man. Or as Tiny Tim said God bless us each and every one. All the best for everyone and curioustity
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      Aug 16 2012: Gorge jee, I appreciate your feelings. I agree that we are creating new knowledge and putting them in Internet or printed papers & electronic media. I do agree with your concern regarding redundancy of knowledge.We will be forced to think how to keep, why to, where to and at what cost. A bigger problems can be solved by simple ways and means. We have to think of that very deeply. We presently will not be able to decide which data will be the data of future. We can not store everything in binary system. Lets think of indepedent, self sufficient, efficient system to solve the problem. For this I have thought of one solution by aping nature. Take the example of seeds. Lets call it Data Seed or Seed Data. Nature does and does it very efficiently. Another is Genome. We can create a Genome Data of knowledge. So that we can create the same big data again and also can create many different type of data by using the Genome Data.

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