I have practically lived in a cocoon these past 3 weeks strapped to a bed with a white ceiling and a whirring fan for company, if I don’t count my family, the reliable i-pad and books.
Cut off from the outside world the internet was my gateway to the world since the daily paper brought with it the daily dose of rape and mayhem, corruption and petty politicking.
Predictably, I have piled on the pounds.
I have also been hit by the need to know, a child-like curiosity about everything.
How the concept of time came to be?
Why is it I remember anything related to movies but nothing with maths?
Why do kites come out only between 10 and 1?
Why is it that my neighbor’s baby quietens when it is wrapped in her bosom and starts yodeling when he goes to his dad?
How technology has evolved? Where once I used to dial in to numbers whirling the numbers around the phone now I touch a contact and the dear one is on the other end, both audio and visual and as live as virtual gets?
Why Linkedin brings better job openings than a monster does?
How a chip inserted into the skin can track and monitor your vitals? A boon, considering that we will in less than 2 decades become a fast aging population and geriatric care will be the need of the hour. Scary, if this same chip can trace my every move; know my DNA structure; the number of times I have donated blood or visited hospitals for illnesses; the mind boggles at the possibilities.
How children staying in very remote areas can still get access to quality teachers thanks to initiatives like Skype in a Classroom and Coursera? Surprisingly, high speed connections are not even required!
How is it that initiative not experience lets you surpass your current economic or social limitations?
How the world is filled with infinite possibilities?
How the world is limitless?
And it all starts in your mind……..