Friday, 25 July 2014

IntelliZENce

ASUS - Incredible ZEN

A funny thing happened on my way to the market.

I saw some pretty flowers on the road and took out my new Smartphone to capture their photograph.

My phone’s screen actually gave me all the information about the flowers, including their name, where they are found and their date of birth!

Then, several other incredible incidents happened after this…
I saw the elderly fruit-seller and I knew that it was his birthday that day.

I greeted cheerily- “Janamdin ki badhaai, Kaka.” 
(Best wishes for your birthday, Uncle.)
There was a pause as he started thinking.
He replied, “Main bhool gaya tha... Aapko kaise pata chala, bitiya?” 
(I had forgotten… How did you know, daughter?) 

I smiled.


This was courtesy the newest Smartphone that I had received as a gift a few hours ago.

My Smartphone’s intelliZENce automatically detects and recognizes images, data and text giving me more info about them when I simply point it to an object/person.

I decided to pick a cover for my Smartphone.

“Should I go to X market or Y market?” I enquired.


Surprisingly, I got the answer lightning fast, in a flash!
I was amazed to find a comparison between the two markets and which one is better and the reason why.
I could see the best deals, brands, quality, discount, manufacturing-date, lowest cost etc. despite the fact that my new Smartphone had NO Internet connection!
My Smartphone had smartly chosen the best cover for itself!

Wow! Decision-making & Shopping is so easy!


Everyone had always called me “Walkie-Talkie Encyclopedia” in School.
I felt delighted that now, after so many years, finally I can truly do justice to my title as my Smartphone gives me information or guidance & I get instant answers!
I clearly knew the details about objects & persons!

I felt blessed with my new-found Superpowers & IntelliZENce that seemed to say-
Let there be light! May you have ALL THE KNOWLEDGE IN THE WORLD!


There was a road-accident.

The respective vehicle-owners were debating whose fault it was.

As usual, a huge crowd had gathered to ‘watch the fun’.

The line from the Rig Veda came to my mind- “May noble thoughts come to us from all sides.

As if taking a cue, my Smartphone’s powers enveloped a positive atmosphere all around. 

Within seconds, the warring parties shook hands and everyone went to do productive works!

I felt very powerful! 

I imagined a world where everyone is friends… so many handshakes…
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There are no boundaries as ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The whole world is a family)

I selected the whole world in my Smartphone. 

I shared positive energy by spreading powerful feel-good messages & love & peace vibrations to brains worldwide so that so that everyone feels happy and optimistic. 

I infected the world with hope, honesty & smiles!
I sincerely prayed –

“Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha, (May all be Happy)
Sarve Santu Niramaya, (May all be Free from Disease)
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu, (May all have Well-Being)
Ma Kaschit Dukhkha Bhaga Bhavet” (May there never be Sadness)

I raised the World's Collective Happiness-Index!


You might ask- “Okay, so what’s so 'funny'?”
It is funny, as for a Smartphone App contest some years ago, I had written all these ideas!
Funnily, that time, everyone felt my ideas were silly & funny!
And now this revolutionary IntelliZENce is reality!

I learnt - "What is funny at one time, is serious at another"!


Now I have our WORLD AT MY FINGERTIPS & IN MY MIND!

I can do what others can’t do & see what others can’t see!

Like He-Man, I can say- “I HAVE THE POWER!”

I have the IntelliZENce!

I will use my Smartphone’s IntelliZENce to benefit our world so that we all can-
KEEP CALM & CARE & ZEN

Zen

My SuperPower Wish won the RunnersUp prize in  this IndiBlogger Contest.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
 
Also linking it to ABC Wednesday - I for IntelliZENce, Intelligence, Incredible, Information, Incidents...

Top post on IndiBlogger.in, the community of Indian Bloggers
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This Post won the WOW Badge HERE.


103 comments:

  1. You are a PRO when it comes to combining prompts, Anita.
    And, Yes, IntelliZence is required to Keep Calm and Zen.
    As always, Brilliant! :)

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    1. Thanks Poonam! May the world Keep Calm with IntelliZENce :)
      Best wishes to you too :)

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  2. Everything from the title to the incredible write up is well - Intellizent! :D ATB dear \m/

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    1. Thanks Bushra :)
      ATB to you too!

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  3. Anita quite a few years back I was actually stunned to read about how Koreans were actually using their smartphones to do everything for them. So when they got back home from work the rice would be cooked piping hot, the laundry all done, the water warm for the shower, and not to miss it it would not be dark when they entered their homes. Yeah I read it in one article...don't exactly remember of which paper but I was stunned.
    Yeah technology the way everything is going we sure do have the world on our finger tips...but on second thoughts...don't you think fingers is all we use these days. Our eyes are glued on to a screen...and all we use is our finger tips. World is also slipping away...faster than we imagined. Soon everything will become virtual. Have u seen the movie ' She' ? If yes then u'll understand what I mean. If not then see it. I am trying to cope with this new scenario where everywhere I look I find people looking at some screen. Earlier we looked at each other and even smiled at strangers.
    I have this itch and I talk...but ur write up was enjoyable of course. But tell me sumthing...really that Kaka's birthday how did the smartphone give u Kaka's birthday. Not unless u have his details stored already....
    Ur kind thoughts and words for Kaka...that was really nice. :)
    Wish Smartphones can bring in all the peace that we desire. But statistics reveal that life was less stressful sans the gizmos and gadgets and we were healthier in body and mind earlier than now...even when we have all the information on our finger tips.
    Thank you so much Anita for all ur time. I have seen all ur sincere comments and will work over ur suggestions too. Will find time tomorrow...then answer to each.
    Love and hugzzzz

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    1. Yes Shivani, I had seen a TV-show on Discovery Channel & I was amazed to see the Smartphone usage in Japan where the public uses it extensively for so many daily works.

      You are right that Technology is evolving at a fast pace.
      I feel soon we will have no reason to stare at any screen..
      See the hands-free "Bluetooth" devices we currently use (on our ears) for communication purpose.
      In the future we just have to think and our thoughts can connect us to a WWW :)
      Then we can know any object/person's DOB or other details simply by looking at them!

      In this post, I came to know the Fruit-Seller Kaka's DOB in the same way as I knew details about the flowers on the road.
      "My Smartphone's IntelliZENce automatically detects images and recognizes images, data, text giving me more info about them when I simply point to an object/person."

      May Technology be so advanced that, some day, we can ensure a healthy body & mind with our thoughts...& also world peace & happiness...

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  4. wow ek teer pe teen nishaan...I know you just got powerful but efficiency come from you :) I could not have expected any less from a Phd Researcher (Walkie-Talkie Encyclopedia). I have always loved those verses..."Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha...." ....BTW, I love the idea of knowing someones biodata that way..makes a safe place for people to know whom to trust :).... Good Luck with the contest....BTW, how can I subscribe to your posts via email?

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    1. Yes, Vidhya. The Bio-Data & other info of any person/object will make the world safer & more trustworthy.
      But, more Superpowers can "apply" good vibes all over so that "Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha" prayer comes true...
      Not enabled the email subscription as yet...

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    2. Any suggestive way of knowing if you have put up a new post?

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    3. Thanks for making me feel so special, Vidhya :) I'll share with you on G+ :)

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  5. Best of luck with the contest :D
    This was a clever take.

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    1. Thanks Red :)
      Courtesy IntelliZENce!

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  6. This is a very unique idea .. using phones for spreading positiveness and happiness .. u took the ZENphone incredibility to newer heights.. What is funny at one time , is serious another time ... completely agree wid u .. all the very best for the contest.

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    1. Thanks Bhavana!
      Wish we could do all this & more... World needs Superpowers.
      This is serious & not at all funny. Best wishes to you too :)

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  7. Nice one :-).. I specially liked how you incorporated zen to the title! And the thing about the phone knowing about the people all around us has a mind blowing potential.

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    1. Thanks Aditya :)
      Potential of our Superpowers is immense! Someday all this will be reality...

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  8. so many prompt :o ! unique all the best for contest :)

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  9. Ah ! Intelligent write up Anita..... Liked it... :). All the Best for the contest...

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  10. That's what is called the power of writing:) Absolutely brilliant narration and sensitive told woven with a beautiful heart:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal :) Heart-touching :)

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  11. interesting take
    intelliZen indeed
    http://zoooni.blogspot.in/

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  12. For one sec i thought it was for real and some smartfone has these facilities. Nice imagination. :-) . Hope some of the good things come true.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Kumara!
      Wow! You thought it's real! Will be reality soon & Smartphones will be the smartest :)
      Thanks!

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  13. beautiful Flowers and And lo the new information about the power of smart phone!

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  14. Hey Anita, incredible post. I thought I will also write for this, but missed the deadline, just found it was till yesterday only :( Anyways best of luck for you....

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    1. Thanks Alok :)
      Missing the deadline has happened a couple of times with me too... Will write a post on that sometime :)
      Never mind, save your ideas as such Smartphone contests keep happening :)
      Best wishes in advance!

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  15. Nice one..in this way surely the happiness quotient would have increased... wish we could really have such a phone... best of luck dear... :-)

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    1. Yes Mani! Enhancing the Happiness Quotient is an IntelliZENt thing to do :)
      Thanks!

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  16. Great job! We are all brimming with happiness as you have raised the whole world's happiness index! It works... :) All the best for the contest,dear! :)

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    1. Yay! Priya! Mission accomplished :)
      Wish I could do this in reality... Thanks a lot :)

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  17. I can say it's a magnificent idea, efficient writing. you put all the ideas all together to make readers happy......
    All the best for the contest dear......

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    1. Welcome to my Blog :)
      Thanks Arpita! Superpower for Happiness required ASAP :)

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  18. Awesome post Anita! Using a smartphone for a noble cause! I loved it.

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    1. Thanks Ratna :) Hope it's reality soon!

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  19. You just keep getting better and better.
    Intellizence is damn awesome.
    Liked how you combined the prompts.
    Loved it.
    :)

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    1. Thanks Lancelot :) Delighted that you loved it!

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  20. That was well executed post...thoroughly enjoyed !

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Pratik :)
      Thanks!

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  21. Yeah...combination of awesome ideas will take you into different world of words ! :)

    If you are interested in doing something with your old smartphone....get some tips here
    http://www.vvebu.com/2014/07/old-smartphone/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Welcome :)
      Thanks for sharing your post.
      I had written a Smartphone post too in which I shared a link how to best use our old phones.
      Here's my Post- Smartly Use Smartphones! -
      http://anitaexplorer.blogspot.in/2014/05/smartly-use-smartphones.html

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  22. Whoa Anita I was reading this post with amused reader smile :-) kudos to you for putting up this info in such a remarkable way. Technology is boon when it comes to.Good wishes for the contest.

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    1. Thanks Ruchi for such kind words & wishes :)

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  23. This one is the most unique post that I read in so many. I truly enjoyed reading it.

    Good luck for the contest :)

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Sonia :)
      Thanks a lot! Delighted to hear from you.
      Your entry is unique too.
      Best wishes to you!

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  24. Cool ideas Anita. And I truly truly need that phone which helps in shopping. I take hours for shopping for smallest of the things. This would ease up things for me so much :)

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    1. Thanks Jyotsna :)
      We can all do with such smartness & IntelliZENce that can simplify every task for us!

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  25. Wow! Now I need this phone, Anita :) Good luck with the contest!

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    1. Thanks Aathira :) Yes, we need Superpower Smartphone!

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  26. Nice post Anitha..All the best for the contest :)

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  27. you are gifted, esply in combining the prompts so well and effectively.. :P loved this post, Anita..

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    1. Thanks Meera :) Delighted that you loved it!

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  28. Forget Intelligenze.. U are Brilliance personified... what a superb level of imagination that was.. And best part - every bit of your imagination and Smart phone power was positive and for a good cause. hardcore optimist, u seem to be..glad to have made it to your blog. Thanks a ton for sharing such interesting ideas on WOW.

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    1. Thanks Viyoma for such kind WOW words!
      I have have been dreaming of all these Superpowers for long now...
      Delighted that you found them interesting :)
      Would love to see you more often. Do keep visiting :)

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  29. Hi Anita .. i was in Hong kong recently and was in a tram standing besides a lady's seat who was probably returning home. She was busy on her smartphone and since i was standing and she was sitting, I could see what was going on. Guess what .. she was watching her domestic help at home who was probably appointed to care for her toddler at home with cctv cameras that were fitted and connected to her mobile phone. When the domestic help moved from one room to another, all she needed to do was to move from one camera to another and follow her movements. She could even catch up on what happended in the afternoon by moving the timeline. It was good use of technology with amazing clarity on a smartphone but frankly it felt very creepy.
    This post is probably a reflection of all that a phone could do in the future.
    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog post.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Jayanthi :)
      Thanks for sharing your HK experience.
      Yes, the way technology is being used now is startling. But, look at the positives. The working-mom will be at ease & can monitor her kid.
      The recent terrible Tutor incident in Kolkata has led to an increase in demand for CCTV Cameras. Sometimes, technology can save us.
      There are possibilities unlimited for the way technology will be used in the future...
      Wildest fantasies can come true!
      It was my pleasure to visit your Blog :)

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  30. That was a POWERFULL blogpost :-) Awesome

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    1. Thanks Ryan :) Delighted to hear from you!

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  31. Brilliant idea Anita! Goddess of Fantasy has blessed you! May you win! Best wishes for the contest :)

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    1. Thanks Sindhu for such kind words & wishes :)
      I feel blessed.

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  32. Brazenly admitting. Though, I know about Zen and super power contest and have also written about it, you had me wondering, like how did she know that? I was actually looking at the kaka's pic for a minute (seriously I did) to know how you knew it :D (The flower picture I took it as simple tech ;) ) Later I was like dumb me.
    Good one Anita. Loved it

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    1. Thanks for such a candid comment & lovely words :)
      *Happy Smile*

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  33. That is so needed right now. Loved the title, pretty out of box.

    Good luck, Anita.

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    1. Thanks Saru :) We need all our out-of-the-box cool Superpowers to be reality soon!
      All the best to you too :)

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  34. "I infected the world with hope, honesty and smiles." The best line of this post for me :)
    I loved reading your post as usual. You have brilliantly pointed out so many things and raised so many issues silently.

    All I can further say is that I wish you all the luck for this contest :)

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    1. Thanks Anmol for sharing such nice words & for your wishes.
      Wish we could infect the world with healthy - hope, honesty & smiles...

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  35. Woooooooooowww!! This is a WINNER all d way! These r most intelliZENt ideas I've ever come across!

    Love the collective happiness quotient! Really want this superpower fr our wrld, coz v r destroying each other, other lives & envt..n endangering our own existence....

    Keep writing alwez! Keep spreadin ur +ve powers- smartZEN phone or not! :D

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    1. Thanks Amrita for your encouraging words. Yes, much needed :)
      May we continue spreading positivity in the world & raise the Happiness Quotient. If each of us does this, we'll erase & make negativity history...

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  37. Superb.. Like your idea Anita.. Keep writing!

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    1. Thanks for reading & for such nice & motivating words, Vinitha :)
      Do keep visiting :)

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  38. Zen combined with Intelligence - Now that's one smartphone I won't think twice before emptying my pockets on! Love your thoughts, Anita - sending across all my best wishes for you!! :)

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    1. Thanks for your heart-touching appreciation & wishes, Arti!
      May we get to experience the IntelliZENce Superpower in Smartphones soon :)

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  39. Wow, I loved how you could compile all these day to day activities and associate it with your smart phone!
    This phone is so smart that man's intelligence is no longer needed...lol
    He can stay mute as long as this phone is with him ;)

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    1. Thanks Ruchira for sharing your deep insight.
      So true.
      Mute man! Then, we can expect peace :)
      Much of the problems arise as we can't control our tongue & our mind...
      Coming to think of it, nothing bad to take the help of technology for some IntelliZENce as presently man is wasting his intelligence in wars & other terrible pursuits...

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  40. Lovely ZENEXPRESSION Anita:) Best of luck for the contest!

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    1. Thanks Rahulji :) Best wishes to you too!

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  41. Very well done with the theme.
    I too am full of admiration how you put them all together. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Indrani for such kind words & appreciation :)

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  42. Superb! You've listed so many things but somehow the fruit seller's bday idea stuck in my head coz I never seem to remember birthdays LOL.... This one deserves a prize! All the best :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot for such kind words & wishes, Ryan!
      Yes, we don't have to remember anything as all the info will come instinctively to us thanks to the smart technology! What a world it'll be!
      Hope the judges share your view :) Best wishes to you too :)

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  43. INSTANT information! How useful!

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. More than scary, it opens a whole new world of possibilities...
      provided it is used for love & peace :)

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  45. Very INTELLIGENTLY done.
    Hats off to your thinking and linking of various incidents!

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    1. Thanks Indrani for your lovely words :)

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  46. Sounds like you need to apply at Apple♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/inspired-by-legos/

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  47. What an interesting post! I could get used to instant information :)

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    1. Thanks Cris for your appreciation!
      We all can do with such fantastic technological innovation & information :)

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  48. Very good analysis of human thinking, really like the way you interpreted it. Thanks for the post. :)

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