Mir Moiz’s Weblog

Life is meaningful, only when one wishes to make it. We are creatures of time and we’ll wither away in it. The little moments of joy we find and create are all that will live with us.

Archive for Trade & Development

New Email Thinking

Technically the email we use today, is very much like a post-card and one without an envelope!!!
It not only shows the meta-data for the content being transited, but also the content it self.

As we are entering the next phase of development for the Internet. I feel it is imperative that we all must adapt to the change.

PGP was an encryption technology available since the beginning of Internet, but using it was tedious to say the least and so could only be rolled out in a controlled environment.

ProtonMail is a Swiss company where engineers and scientists working at CERN in Switzerland conceived how to integrate PGP based functions in a convenient usability system like we are all accustomed to by now with Gmail.
They have come up with this product that I beta tested to see how it goes.

Using ProtonMail, you can send an email that will be viewable for a given time only like Snapchat, also when a proton to proton user uses it, they get total privacy as well.

I sincerely love the product and plan to switch over to it over a period of 1 to 2 years. It really is worth it, and best if you pay šŸ™‚

– MIR

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Shogran Siri Paye by (Ali Ahmed)

When I saw it in 2004, it was not with snow. I missed it.
It is a must visit!!!

– MIR

 

History

Sometimes a peak back into the top moments of history can tell us …

Why believing is so damn important!

– MIR

The Nature of this Century

A very WISE discussion.
Putting aside all differences to work with the common truths is the only way.

– MIR

Road to Innovation

Right now, almost every one is aware of the impact that innovative technology can create for the economy and the society, at large.
Gone are the days when people found it hard to perceive how these new and idealistic ideas will make any business sense in the ‘real world’ so to speak.

Now! People get it and want it more and more. A herd is developing on the notion of what the next best thing can be, but in all honestly – it feels that some of the original prime opportunities for disruption have already taken place.
The threshold from absence to presence has been achieved and now we are in this new evolution.

Right now there is more noise in the space than there was when Tesla, Apple, Google made the mark.
Then the space was quiet and these were the people who saw the vision in their heads and went after it.
Now, there is a lot of noise in the space, people are competing rather than building the next big thing and the vision is a derived one from the original conceptions.

Example:
Internet has happened – It is not an idea anymore.
Messengers are an important reality – Not a fun thing anymore.
Search is an everyday necessity – Not just a tool on the side anymore.

Such is the case with other new concepts.

The key innovation that has already happened is that a ‘Nervous System’ has formed for the world.
The innovation that is taking place now, is only perfecting it – rather than filling the gap in the first place.

Real innovation needs a gap to fill. Because there is a big difference between creating the first smart phone and making that smart phone better and better.
Creating the first smart phone – Fills the gap. Making it better does not, it only competes upon the old variant.

In this new evolution we need a new approach to finding gaps and filling them and honestly with each new find fewer and fewer will be available to capitalize on. Just like any real asset class.

I remember back in 1990s when I took great strides to get the latest copies of Popular Science and Discover magazines – From the lot of it I would hardly get 30% in my young comprehension but it really created a spark in the mind that can not be put into words. I had a journal of my own and in it I would write my ideas and conceptions which flooded the mind like a mountain spring.

Right now we all can hop on to the internet and be experiencing far more information than that little magazine could carry but I have yet to find the same spark from that past experience, using the internet.
But then still now when I think back to those journals, it happens again – all the same.

The thing is…
Innovation is not an art or a science.

It is a way of thinking!

You can not create it – You can only value and nurture it.
Of course, first you have to find it!

Ā© MIR. Jan 2018.


BIT Nation

BITCOIN is not a currency ‘only’!
It is an Ai Network.

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– MIR

Block Chain(s)

For those curious observers, who see the innumerable benefits from BLOCK CHAIN.
I haveĀ a reservation that I believe may come to light properly, not now, but later in timeĀ as computing changes exponentially.

Satoshi Nakamoto writes in his debut…

I’ve been working on a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.

The main properties:
Double-spending is prevented with a peer-to-peer network.
No mint or other trusted parties.
Participants can be anonymous.
New coins are made from Hashcash style proof-of-work.
The proof-of-work for new coin generation also powers the network to prevent double-spending.

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

Abstract. A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without the burdens of going through a financial institution.
Digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main benefits are lost if a trusted party is still required to prevent double-spending. We propose a solution to the double-spending problem using a peer-to-peer network. The network timestamps transactions by hashing them into an ongoing chain of hash-based proof-of-work, forming a record that cannot be changed without redoing the proof-of-work. The longest chain not only serves as proof of the sequence of events witnessed, but proof that it came from the largest pool of CPU power. As long as honest nodes control the most CPU power on the network, they can generate the longest chain and outpace any attackers. The network itself requires minimal structure. Messages are broadcasted on a best effort basis, and nodes can leave and rejoin the network at will, accepting the longest proof-of-work chain as proof of what happened while they
were gone.

Satoshi Nakamoto

China already has the world’s fastest computer at 33,860 trillion calculations per second. Can that not forgeĀ a record!
What about the next versions from other developed countries, over the next decade.!!
Then… how about the use of Quantum Computers !!!

The fact is that those with the highest computing capacity will rule.
I invite any thoughts to the contrary.

It isĀ a changed world.

Ā©Ā MIR. 4 September 2017.