The sun had just about arisen, and the room was packed. Smells of fresh coffee, voices and porcelain cups. As all walks of life – doctors, astrophysicists, engineers, designers, academics, students, entrepreneurs and space enthusiastic gather together – we come with a sense of mission. This week is very special for the UN, specifically the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs as it is the 50th anniversary of celebrating space exploration and space. From Sputnik to landing on the Moon, from Apollo to Elon Musk’s Tesla to Space, humanity has progressed so much since then. As a number Space … Continue reading Reflecting UNISPACE50+ and 20 years of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
It was another morning, Hearing the owls hoot; There is barely a soul in sight, A black cab drives up the slim sliproad. One by one, one piece of luggage is lifted and placed onto the van, Each passenger taking their place; Some resting, some checking in their flights, some chatting away… Within what seemed like minutes they arrive at the airport obscured by the dark Dawn, the sun had yet to rise. Passengers orderly go through the process of security, It was quieter than usual; Perhaps it was the hour, perhaps it was that moment Leaving, leaving behind the … Continue reading The journey
Source: http://hubblesite.org/image/4092/news This is life, the oldest place where bees live, They have a trained eye, understanding tropics, rocks, flowers and enhanced activities; They understand the billions of patterns, pollen networks debating time scales, Understanding their neighbours and how life manifested. Going into unchartered regions, they understand life is everywhere, from bacteria to molecules, from hot springs to Greek rivers; degrading colours do not deter them, genetic materials change according to their climate. In searching life, they never assume or sacrifice themselves unwittingly, they proliferate and leave their mark; to understand how life can adapt to any … Continue reading Global Cluster Messier 79
source: AIAche.org For years people have been telling to stick to one thing – that was until I realised it was never going to happen. Today I listened to Omar Hatamleh and his talk reasonated with me. He described there are two types of personalities: farmers and hunters. Farmers are people who like routines, get on with their work and plough the fields continously. Hunters like explore, experiment and do different things pushing the boundaries and going further out. From 3D printing in space to cross pollution of ideas of new products, Omar challenges the status quo of what happens … Continue reading Cross Innovation
Source: Sci-news We are going to return to the moon. He says, with a firm voice and then a flurry of flashes and activity from the audience arises, journalists starts raising their microphones before surging forward. He waves his hand and explains, about how the human lunar mission design is going to take place in the next few years. Describing the moon as a place that is frozen, dusty and with interesting signs of water that is available in space. He highlights how water is like gold, how it has been a main motivation for going back to the … Continue reading Space Missions
Source: Mugdom Tomorrow I am going to speak to a room full of Futurists – lawyers, economist, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs and I am lost for words….for now. Even if I were to look into a crystal ball, the view of the future is not clear, except what is clear is there is uncertainty and the question of how we are going to live, is partly embracing that certainty. If I were to look at the trends of the last few years, what is clear is that social media, not withstanding recent media attention, has taken centre stage in terms of … Continue reading The answer to the Future Lawyer….
It’s a few more days and 2017 will be history. The seconds to 2018 will tick and we will start pondering what will the new year bring. Perhaps more importantly, how was 2017, what happened, what did we achieve, who did we see, what experiences did we encounter. Life — how do we measure it? Prof. Clayton Christensen’s book is simply too on the point to ignore. Do you want more money, greater general wealth, better relationships, a new start, better work colleagues? The list is endless…. Pockets of world news can shape and inform part of how we think, with further … Continue reading Re-Writing one’s history