Saturday, August 28, 2021

Some random thoughts about Emerging Technologies in 2021


As explained in my previous posts, I am spending more time for running my YouTube channel than my other business initiatives, e.g Software Development.

For running my YouTube Channel, in the past few years, I had spent significant time for going through various articles about latest science and technologies. I am writing this blog post to share my thoughts about emerging technologies, based on my experience of running my Technology News YouTube Channel.

As I explained in this video, it is important to know about emerging technologies to start a business or even for retaining the current job.

Though researches are happening on various emerging technologies, there is no guarantee for bringing them all into our everyday life in the near future. Some can be successful, some researches may take more time, and some may never enter into our life.

 

Moreover, successful research of any single technology is not enough to be seen in our everyday life. It depends on the success of any depending technologies also. For example, many Artificial Intelligence(AI) algorithms were successfully created many years back itself. But they were not useful at that time. Because we haven't had the required computing power to run those algorithms. We started seeing the use of AI algorithms in various fields after the growth of computing power. Now we can see a lot of AI applications, e.g, discovering Drug, counting elephants, generating 3D holograms in real-time, detecting powdery mildew easily, analyzing satellite images,  thought-to-speech system, improving the prediction of stroke recovery,  fighting disinformation, teaching robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, Diagnose Skin Conditions,  Driverless Ride-Hailing Services,  pinpoint Local Pollution Hotspots, explore the biomolecular world, Telehealth, speed up drug development,  improving vaccine delivery, and many other things. You can check them here

Though we already started getting the benefits of AI, still various AI related researches are going on. For example, researchers are trying hard to develop Generic AI which can be used in any field.

Personally I witnessed the power of AI while running my YouTube channel. Previously I used to spend a lot of time and effort for creating subtitles/captions for my videos. Now, it can be done very easily without spending any time or effort. It is possible because of the AI which is improved a lot to understand anyone's voice and transcribe it automatically. 

People are afraiding that AI will grab the job opportunities of the people. Though it may not happen overnight, surely AI will affect the job market heavily in the long run. That's why Governments are working on Universal Basic Income schemes.

The wonder material Graphene is having a lot of potential to change our life entirely in the near future as it is having many unbelievable properties. Graphene is much harder than either steel or diamond of the same dimensions. It is the thinnest material possible as well as being transparent. It is completely impermeable. Even helium atoms can’t pass through it.

Though we are seeing many kinds of applications (e.g protection of artworks, Bacteria-killing Shirts, Ultra-high-density hard drivescarbon capture , reducing paper industry energy costs, Graphene Microchip, heat pipes, memory resistors, anti-bacterial graphene face masks, smart textiles, light sail, Paint , Sieve turning Seawater into Drinking water, Thinnest Light Bulb ) using Graphene, it is not yet commercialized in large scale. That's why people used to say that "Graphene can do anything except leave the Lab"

Though we can simply create Graphene from Graphite found in the pencils, by simply using sticking tape in the Lab in small amount, it is still a challenge to produce pure graphene at large scale. Researchers are working on to produce graphene from plastics and tires. Some companies have started commercializing the Graphene applications like Fire pit and concrete slab.

Apart from large scale production challenge, widespread Graphene usage is facing another issue also. People are afraiding that Graphene will affect our health. For example, a few months back Canada banned Graphene Face Masks by citing Health risks as reason.

Note that I am writing this post based on my random thoughts, but if you want to know the systematic study about Emerging Technologies of 2021, you can refer the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2021, which includes Nonfungible tokens (NFTs), digital humans and physics-informed AI.

Because of the huge developments happening with Artificial Intelligence and Material Science fields, many new inventions related to Robots and Drones are achieved. See them here. Mostly researchers are working on developing soft robots based on the inspirations from insects and animals, even they work on creating Living Robots.

I am noticing that the scientists are trying to blur the difference between humans and robots by giving the Humans the power of robots and by giving Human features to the Robots. Scientists built a Bionic Eye with better vision than humans. And, they are creating bionic “heart”, bionic skin, Ocumetics Bionic Lens, Prosthetic Foot, and Inflatable robotic hand.

Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) are further helping to reduce the gap between Human and Robots. BCI allows Fast, Accurate Typing by people with Paralysis, and it enables paralyzed man to walk. It could control a Wheelchair, Vehicle or Computer.

3D printing and Bioprinting technologies are making heavy impact on various fields including construction and medical. Researchers are working on to 3D print Concrete Houses, Human Corneas, Food, Stethoscope, Bricks, Ears, heart valve models, Glass, Hair, concrete bridge, Blood vessels, Smart Gel, and mini-liver. Researchers are working on 4D printing also.

Scientists are working on creating materials for neuromorphic computers which can operate similar to Brains. And, they work on various things (e.g Silq, simulator, thermometer, ML Algorithm)  for the Quantum Computers.

Gene-Editing Tools like CRISPR are playing important role in medical field. They could alleviate Depression, reverse retinitis pigmentosa, cure Cancer, create Low-Fat Pigs, lower Cholesterol, and enhance brain.

The combined power of AI, Nanotechnology, Quantum Computers, 3D printing, blockchain and Gene-editing can help us to improve our life in the coming days. 

But we need to note that we are facing many threats like climate change in the coming days. World's lakes losing oxygen rapidly as planet warms. The Sahara Desert is Expanding.

So, researches for fighting climate change may get more importance in the coming days. Carbon capture related researches already started.

Though the Scientific world is progressing at high speed, I feel that the Business world is not ready to use them. So, I am planning to develop a platform for connecting the Scientists and Entrepreneurs so that people can get the benefits of emerging technologies earlier. Check the Community Tab of my Channel to get the updates/progress of my plan.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Download Free eBook useful for earning money online


A few months back I was thinking about writing my online earning experiences as a Book to sell it on sites like Amazon. 

I spent some time to write the Book, but I haven't had enough time to take the required steps to sell/promote it. 


So, I set this eBook as a perk for the members of my YouTube Channel. As I didn't get much members for my channel through the JOIN button, I disabled the JOIN button in a few months.

Now I decided to make the eBook available for free. You can download it from here

In this eBook I shared my experiences of earning money online by doing freelance projects and by running YouTube Channel.

At this moment, I may not be considered as successful in doing business. But I believe that reading my experiences can help someone in someways for earning from online.

Click here to download the eBook (pdf file)

Please share your comments and feedback about this eBook. Feel free to share this eBook with your friends and social media. Please don't change any content when sharing the ebook with others.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Watch Latest Science and Technology News on my YouTube Channel


I am writing this post after many months. Currently I am using Community Tab to share my thoughts.

As specified in my previous post, I am switching my focus from software development to my YouTube channel.

If you are not familiar with my YouTube channel, watch the below video to know about it. In this video, I explained the importance of knowing about Emerging Technologies.


I am putting a lot of efforts to share the emerging technologies news almost daily on my channel. If you are interested to watch them, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and refer my channel to your friends who may be interested to watch it.

Let me know if you have created any blog post by embedding my videos. I will share your post link on my social media.

Find below some sample posts.

Scientists create 'reverse solar panel' that can generate electricity from SHADOWS

This Reusable Smart Sponge Can Clean up Oil Spills

15 Latest inventions in solar energy technology

Latest 20 battery inventions that can change the future

New Solar Cell Uses Both Light And Shade To Generate Power

Regrowth of Teeth: Researchers Find New Effective Treatment

How are Sensors used to Reduce Food Waste?

The role of artificial intelligence in vaccine distribution. 

Scientists Are Developing Glowing OLED Smart Tattoos

High-speed microscopy captures brain neuroactivities  

Top 10 Amazing Social Robots That Really Exist

10 New inventions in the field of Bionic Technology

You can mention the link of your post at my twitter or you can send to my email id. You can get my email address from the About section of my YouTube channel.

Please share your feedback and suggestions to improve my YouTube Channel further.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

My Business plans for this year 2020


Past few days I was putting significant effort to set my business plans for this year 2020.

Initially, I thought of taking many new business initiatives this year. But after doing a lot of analysis I finally decided to stick with a few things.

Based on my analysis, it seems I am interested in below 3 things.

- Software Development
- Motivational Quotes
- Emerging Technology News

In the case of Software Development,  I have a good opportunity to earn from our Timesheet software. 

I already have good SEO done for the timesheet software landing page and have enough supporting materials (Demo, Video, Screenshots). So I can easily earn money by simply running Google Ad campaigns which I already set up and optimized.  Mostly the cost of running ads will be more than the timesheet software price as I set a very low price. But in the long run, I will be able to achieve positive revenue by doing custom changes to the sold copies and from organic sales. i-e I will be able to earn from this approach only if I spend time doing custom changes. I will not have enough time for doing this.  Previously I had a small Development Team to support me for doing this. But currently, I don't have any Team member. I found difficulty in hiring/training/retaining the Team members.  So, I will keep this plan on hold until I get any suitable Team members.



In the case of Motivational Quotes,  it is an opportunity to earn passive money by showing Quotes in various formats, like Website, Android App, and Books.
I had spent a lot of time and effort in collecting good quotes and putting them in various formats. And, I had spent a lot of money on promoting them.  But currently, I am not earning from it. But still, I continue putting constant efforts to promote them as I feel dealing with Quotes and other motivational stuff is personally keep me encouraged, and daily I am learning a lot of new things from these efforts.

In the case of Emerging Technology News, I earn significant money from my YouTube Channel which I primarily used to upload news Videos  related to Emerging technologies like Biotechnology, Robots, IoT, Virtual Reality,  Drones, 3D printing, Nano Technology, CRISPR Gene Editing, Material Science, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Bionic tech, autonomous vehicles, new Batteries, Wearables, Computer vision, and other Gadgets. As this Channel is growing very fast, I am planning to give high priority to run this channel effectively.  I would like to make this channel as a bridge connecting the Scientists and Business People. I am planning to do live discussions frequently. And, I would like to invite Technology experts to join me on the Live discussions. Before doing that I am planning to increase the number of subscribers so that many Technology experts will be more interested to accept my invitation by hoping to reach more audiences for their speech. So, I started running Google Ads for promoting my channel.

In short, developing my Youtube channel will be the primary focus for this year 2020. But this decision is having some risks. For example, previously YouTube disabled monetization for my Channel 2 times. So, I am exploring some options to manage this risk. For example, publishing the technology news on some other places (E.g RtoZ.Org website) also.

Apart from these things, I have a key reason for choosing this option. Comparing to other business opportunities, running a YouTube channel will require less, flexible and stress-free work time which will be helpful for improving the quality of life.

I welcome any suggestions and tips for improving the quality of my YouTube Channel.  I believe in a win-win approach. So, contact me (rajamanickam.a@gmail.com) if you believe that your technical experience and passion for technology can be helpful for the viewers of my YouTube channel. Especially I prefer People living in and around Tuticorin so that we can meet personally. In return, my Channel can give you the needed exposure and I can provide the guidance for making use of your passion in the right way by using my experience of doing online business and software development.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Kindle Count Down Deal for promoting Motivational Quotes Book.


Around one year back, I had published a Motivational Quotes Book. Now I am planning to promote it by spending significant efforts as this Book has started getting some good reviews.

As part of the promotion efforts,  I am running a Kindle Countdown Deal so that People can buy it for just $0.99 during this Offer period which will end on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM PDT.

So, if you are interested, you can buy it from Amazon.



If you are looking for a good Christmas gift, you can consider this book. In this case, you can check it by reading the Kindle book first, and then if you like it you may buy the paperback version for giving as Christmas Gift.

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