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Ideas of the Future
Ideas of the future from giant tech.
News is that Amazon has recently been awarded a patent for a giant flying, floating warehouse (fulfilment centre) that will have drones to be able to deliver items to customers within minutes. These warehouses could probably be totally automated and pilot-less.
To compare Indian art historiography with art historiography in general, we need first to constellate these categories - general art historiography with western art historiography and Indian art historiogaphy with the art historiography of colonized people. Art History as a nascent discipline is born in the west, particularly in Renaissance Florence, in the work of Giorgio Vasari (1511-74). It took shape as a discipline under circumstances similar to the birth of all modern academic disciplines, as a way to arrive at a complete and comprehensive knowledge of the human species and its world, in its historical evolution towards perfect rationality. Art was seen as a precious human expression, capturing t…
India’s ethical hackers, who earn huge sums protecting foreign MNCs and global tech firms from cyberattacks, are underused in India. India produces more ethical hackers (hackers who break into computer systems to expose, and not exploit, weaknesses) than anywhere else.
BugCrowd, a global hacking network, shows Indians earned the most bug bounties (rewards for exposing cybersecurity loopholes). Facebook is just one of the companies that uses India's ethical hacker talent. Indians outnumbered all other bug hunters on HackerOne, a registry of hackers.
Most are techies in India’s IT sector whose skill set makes them qualified to crack cyber systems. But while MNCs and global tech firms increasingly use this world-class hacking talent, only a few Indian firms run bug bounty programs.
Getting your digital voice across. An official digital platform for the 'India perspective' — the Centre is considering a plan to launch a high-end digital platform that will present "India's point of view and perspective on global events on the Internet", reports Times of India. Operating cost is estimated at around Rs 75 crore. The idea was discussed by a committee headed by the Prasar Bharati chairman, A Surya Prakash, and the Prasar board has approved it recently. The digital channel, according to its concept note, "will challenge the anti-India narrative in foreign media through hard and compelling commentary, challenge stereotypes attributed to Indian systems and put forward the India perspective".
The other members of the committee included Sunil Alagh and Shashi Shekar Vempati, members, Prasar Bharati board, R Jagannathan, editorial director, Swarajya magazine, Vamsee Juluri, professor, University of San Francisco, and Prasar Bharati interim CE…