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azoic..paleozoic..mesozoic…….technozoic..zuckerzoic..stupidzoic..zombiezoic……

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on October 17, 2012

Azoic

Age of rocks formed before the appearance of life in the geologic sequence.

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Paleozoic

A time of dramatic geological, climatic and evolutionary changes. Fish, arthropods, amphibians and reptiles all evolved during the Paleozoic.

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Mesozoic

An interval of geological time from about 250 million years ago to about 65 million years ago. It is often referred to as the Age of Reptiles because reptiles, namely dinosaurs, were the dominant terrestrial and marine vertebrates of the time. The era began in the wake of the Permian-Triassic event, the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history, and ended with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, another mass extinction which is known for having killed off nearly all dinosaurs, as well as other plant and animal species.

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Technozoic

A period of revolutionary technology advancements in automation and communication. This phase saw the development of incredible computing devices and a world wide network called the “Internet”. The latter would bring about a paradigm shift in way homo sapiens interacted across the globe. Simultaneously there was evolution of satellite communication and mobile phones. This period was distinctly noticeable by the increase in noisy chatter that emanated from Earth.

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Zuckerzoic

A “path breaking” innovation changed the meaning of relationships forever. “Like” became the most frequently used word of the English vocabulary. Humans began living in an illusion, confined in the spaces of their tiny rooms, yet in the company of hundreds of illusory friends. The noisy chatter spiked! Every new innovation was targeted towards making the users of this divine platform happy. Every gadget began being evaluated on the basis of its contribution to this social platform. All brilliant minds around the world were trained to focus their brilliance only towards social media. Everything else was neglected and discouraged. This also gave rise to a new breed of gadgets called the “Smartphones”.

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Stupidzoic

Right towards the end of Zuckerzoic, the world witnessed a sudden drop in intellect and logical reasoning. Thinking was no longer a given. Special efforts were required to trigger the human mind into thinking on its own. This period also saw a mammoth rise of “Ignorance”. Humans stopped noticing. “Quality Life” was replaced by a new parameter, “Speed”. Everything had to be done faster and faster. Speed outranked Logic in importance. This period is also referred to as the “Age of Smartphones and Tablets”.

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Zombiezoic

God migrated. Eden went barren. Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil wilted. Intellect extinct.

 

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Change the World.One Circle at a time!

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 27, 2012

Fix Your Radius. Draw Your Circle. Own It!

In his book “How Many Friends Does One Person Need“, Robin Dunbar, a British anthropologist, presents a concept of concentric circles to explain how we position our friends around us. These Social Networking circles are similar to the ones we now find on Google+, only that they are not limited to the virtual world. In real life too, we have clearly defined emotional boundaries that define the strength of the emotional bond we share with people in each of the circles. The closer the circle to the center, the stronger the bond.

Now let’s try to extend this proposition to construct a model that will direct our efforts to bring about change in this world.

Along lines similar to social networking circles, every person possesses a range of influence which too can be divided into concentric circles, our level of influence decreasing as we move away from the center. Here, influence refers to the ability to impact thoughts or actions or both of a third person.

The Circles of Influence, have two primary factors governing their strengths; Emotions and Distance. The stronger the emotional bond with a person, the more the probability of having an impact. The more the proximity, the higher the probability of effecting a change. I use the term “probability” because Emotional and Geographical proximity only increase the reach of your message, the conversion of your message into the desired result depends on factors beyond your control.

Many of us have, at some point in our lives expressed the desire to change the world. And a majority of us failed. Why? Our failure was not because the change we wanted to bring about was beyond our capabilities, but it was because we wanted to effect that change over an expanse that was a million times bigger than our Circle of Influence. We wanted  to change the world!

So if you wish to contribute to the well being of this world or just have people conform to your thoughts start from the center and move outwards. There are two ways of going about it. One, draw out your Circles of Emotional Influence and decide which concentric circle you will focus your energies on to bring a change. Till which level of Emotional bonding is the probability of you affecting a change high enough to justify your efforts. Fix your radius!

Second, draw out your Circle of Geographic Influence and decide which concentric circle you will focus your energies to bring about a change. Till which level of geographical proximity is the probability of you affecting a change high enough to justify your efforts. This could be your neighborhood, it could be your village, it could be a couple hundred meters from where you live, it could be a mile from where you live, or it could only be your home. Again, fix your radius!

Fix your radius. Define your territory and make that territory the best in the world. Let that territory mean the world to you. Let no wrong or injustice be ever done to anyone in that world. Let equality reign supreme in that circle and let wisdom and virtue constitute its essence. If every individual fixes a radius and defines his or her circle, changing the world will no longer be a dream.

Change the World.One Circle at a time!

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