Deconstructing success

I have been trying to understand how certain nation-states are "more successful" than others. You can compare and contrast the West and South East Asian nations (as one cohort) with other "developing economies" of the world (the other cohort). This blog post (long-form) is a mix of generic and factual statements (and I am trying … Continue reading Deconstructing success

No Place to Hide's No Place To Hide campaign flops on launch • The Register Money spent publicly lobbying Facebook not to enable E2EE and demonising the tech itself is money better spent on public awareness campaigns about ways to report crimes, outreach to children, parental education on how to talk to (and supervise) children about using social … Continue reading No Place to Hide

The future direction

Photo by Rifqi Ramadhan on It is critical to understand the complex supply chains with semiconductors, chip manufacturing and the "fab plants". These have gained immense geopolitical significance and clout with the governments and industry. Countries are prepared to go to war over the wafers. It deeply impacts the healthcare through direct and indirect … Continue reading The future direction

Is healthcare becoming a consumer product?

Is your smartphone your new doctor? Economist has a run-down of new age startups taking a stab at this. I'd like to quote here and then provide my inputs. How health care is turning into a consumer product | The Economist This includes devices to analyse everything from blood sugar to stool samples. Levels Health, … Continue reading Is healthcare becoming a consumer product?

The coming of metaverse

Yes, it's hype. Yes, millions of dollars are being poured into this. Investors gear up for ‘gold rush’ in metaverse hardware | Financial Times “Investors need to think about the metaverse as nothing less than the digitisation of human activity and the disruption of everything that hasn’t yet been disrupted,” said Simon Powell, an equity … Continue reading The coming of metaverse