Keep it Simple !

E  Commerce  Definition :  a  Space  Ship  ?

 

I will repeat what I have said many times earlier

 

As long as our imagination remains confined to “ SHIP “ as a mode of traversing huge “ DISTANCES “ , we will never manage to go very far into the intergalactic “ SPACE “

 

Concept of a “ SHIP “ is good enough for sailing on “ OCEANS “ girdling our earth but totally inadequate for SPACE

 

We will conquer the SPACE only when we stop thinking in terms of a SHIP and start thinking in the terms of 4th dimension , called TIME

 

Why this long prologue ?

 

For over 2 years , a Committee of Govt Secretaries has been trying to come up with a definition of :

E  COMMERCE

 

 

Here is today’s news :

 

Ecomm Subgroup suggests FDI in Inventory Model

Extract :

The policy is expected to set a new definition for ecommerce that will pin greater liability and responsibility on online retailers………….

 

A group of nine secretaries led by commerce secretary Rita Teaotia will meet on Friday to discuss data localisation, FDI in inventory-based online retail, consumer protection and emerging technologies as India seeks to finalise an ecommerce policy by year-end.
It suggested this for  business-to consumer ecommerce models  ,

*   with Indian entrepreneurship and control,

*   with stipulations such as less than 51% stake for a single foreign entity as the

ultimate beneficiary owner (UBO),

*   100% selling of

*   made-in-India goods, and the

*   founder/promoter to be a resident of India.
“ This would require defining made-in-India products and their accreditation by a competent authority,” the subgroup submitted.
 

What a short-sightedness  !

 

If you want to know why this “ Definition “ of E Commerce is bound to fail , read :

 

E – Commerce is Easy Commerce !  [  15  Nov  2015  ]

One Day , Everything will Sell Online !  [ 29 March  2016  ]

Missing the Woods for the Tree ?  [  12  Aug  2016  ]

3 Laws of E – Commerce [  04 Dec  2017  ]

ECommerce : Broad Policy / Elements  [  14  Mar  2018  ]

And , as far as defining what is “ Made in India “ is concerned , I believe , government goes by “ Percentage of Value Addition “ locally

But , this is a very difficult and time-consuming exercise

Even when possible, its result holds good for a very short period in a dynamic situation

A manufactured “ local product “ could have hundreds of components ( both, local and imported )

And those “ local components “ could have “ imported “ raw materials or intermediates

These days , a product could be,

*  patented in one country ( concept )

*  designed in another country

*  developed ( detail manufacturing drawings  ) in another country

*  components made all over the World

*  Sub-Assemblies ( of those components ) carried out in another country

*  Final Assembly done in another country

*  Packaging done in another country

*  Offered for sale on ONLINE e-commerce portals in another country

*  Marketed by agencies located all over the World

*  Delivered using manpower / drones / supply chains of several countries

*  Financed by funds from all over the world

At which “ Level  “ of Value Addition , does a product become “ local “ ?

And if I download a ” Product Drawings / Design ” over the internet and then ” 3D Print ” it in my garage ( using ” imported ” resins ) , then is that a ” local ” product ?

06  July  2018

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Why no one asks these questions ?

Mumbai  Nagpur   Super  Highway

 

[  A  ]

Times of India ( 02 July ) carries following news :

 

 

Soon , car charge stns every 35 km on Nagpur highway

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/soon-car-charge-stations-every-35-km-on-nagpur-highway/articleshow/64820731.cms

 

SALIENT  POINTS :

*  MSEDCL plans to set up 50  e-charging  stations , one every 35 km along the 820 km

Mumbai Nagpur route  ( on the existing route )

 

*  When Mumbai Nagpur Super Highway comes up , we could have a station every

25 km , said an official

 

*  AC Chargers take  5 – 6 hours  to charge ( electric car battery  ) and is economical

 

*  DC Chargers take 30 – 45 minutes to charge but is costly

 

*  A Mahindra e20 takes 7 hours to charge from zero to full at a slow point and 1.5 hours

at a fast point .

 

*  A fully charged car can go up to 120 km

 

*  An MSEDCL official said :

 

“  The Mumbai Nagpur highway ( existing ) handles 30,000 to 40,000 passenger cars

DAILY and hence, setting up charging stations there would be viable for us. We only

need to set up DC charging points that are faster and this will reduce infrastructure

costs “

 

[  B  ]

WHAT ABOUT CHARGING COST  ?

(  Source : http://www.pluginindia.com/ev—faq.html  )

 

For example, the Mahindra Verito gives a mileage of 15 km / litre .

 

At Rs 75 per liter of Petrol, the car would need 4 litres to cover 60 kms for a total cost of Rs 300 for the trip.
The Mahindra e2o would need 10 units of power for a full charge of 100 km. At Rs 4 a unit that would be Rs 40.
So there you go, a person driving an EV spends less that Rs 30 to cover 60kms while a gas powered car would really drill a hole in the wallet. On the other hand, if you install Solar Panels, you can run your car on the power of the sun for free.

 

 

[  C  ]

IMPLICATIONS  ON  EXISTING  HIGHWAY :

 

#  FOR AN ELECTRIC CAR

Mumbai Nagpur ( existing ) highway is 820 km long

With a “ range “ of 120 km , an electric car would need to recharge 8 times ( to be on the safer side )

So total charging cost could be  Rs 320 (  Rs 40 / charge * 8  charges )

Not bad at all

 

But what about the “ time to travel “ , using an electric car  ?

 

*  Charging time  >   40 hours  (  8 halts @ 5 hours / charge  for that economical AC

charging  )

*  Running time    >  12 hours   (  if the average speed of the car is 70 km per hour  )

 

*  Lunch –Dinner   >    8 hours

 

*  Sleeping Time    >   NIL           (  just take a nap while battery is charging !  )

 

*  Total                 >    60  hours

 

#   FOR  A  PETROL  CAR

Installing Battery Charging Stations along the existing highway , won’t make any difference to the Petrol cars

 

[   D   ]

IMPLICATIONS  ON  PLANNED  SUPER HIGHWAY :

 

#  FOR AN ELECTRIC CAR

Now the planned Mumbai Nagpur Super Highway is going to be 705 km

 

So it will take one LESS halt for charging ( ie only 7 halts , thereby saving 5 hours )

 

So you will be on the road for ( say ) 55 hours instead of 60 hours

 

But , you will need to pay a toll of Rs 2.5 per km ( total of Rs 1762 / –  )

 

So , for an electric car , the cost will be as follows :

 

*  Toll  Cost           =              Rs  1762

*  Charging Cost    =              Rs 280 ( 40*7 )

*  Total Cost          =              Rs  2042

 

Now, even if the cost is “ bearable “ , who would want to sit behind wheel for 55 hours ?

 

#  FOR A PETROL CAR

Time can be close to :

*   For driving………………. 10  hours ( @ 70 km per hour )

*   Filling Petrol…………….  0.2  hours ( for one halt )

*   Lunch break…………….   1.0 hours

 

 

*  Total time…………………10.5 hours  [  manageable  ]

 

But when it comes to cost , things look down !

 

*  Petrol Cost………………… Rs   4,900 /- [ @ Rs 70 / litre and car giving 10 km per litre ]

*  Toll Charges……………..  Rs   1,762

*  Total Cost……………………Rs  6,662 / – [ Unbearable ? ]

 

 

[  E   ]

 

Observations :

 

*  On the existing highway, no one will want to drive an Electric Car for 60 hours !

*  Setting up those battery charging stations will be a total waste of scarce funds

 

Will those 30,000 / 40,000 Petrol Cars which are currently plying on EXISTING highway ( 820 km ) , switch over to SUPER HIGHWAY ( 705 km ) , so that driving time gets reduced from 12 hours to 10.5 hours  ?

 

Against saving in Petrol cost ( 820 km vs 705 km / say , Rs 750 / – ) , they would have to fork out Rs 1,762 by way of TOLL charges !

 

I seriously doubt !

 

[  F  ]

 

CAN  THIS  SITUATION  CHANGE  IN  FUTURE  ?

 

Yes – if :

 

#   Lithium-ion Batteries can be charges in 5 MINUTES ( instead of 5 hours )

This may come about when “ fast charging technologies “ under development by

following companies , gets launched :

Sure Dot  [  https://www.store-dot.com/  ]

ABB

     https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/we-have-fast-chargers-come-up-   

 

              with-better-batteries-abb-to-manufacturers/article24186896.ece  ]

 

#    Ashok Leyland launches Metal Air Batteries in collaboration with Israeli firm

Phinergy  [ http://www.phinergy.com/ ] , which DOES NOT need recharging at all !

 

#    Indian manufacturers of Electric Cars move away from the current design and

move onto :

“ Electric Cars whose Solar Panel covered roof continuously charges a small

Lithium-ion battery as long as the car roof is exposed to Sun . If at all any

charging is required , it can be done with a 220 v domestic outlet  ( available at

dozens of commercial establishments , along the highway “

No need for dedicated Battery Charging Stations !

 

ISRO has demonstrated this technology ( in May 2017 ) and licensed it to Indian Oil

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/05/solar-panels-charging-li-ion- 

       batteries.html

 

 

I have no doubt , if approached , SONO MOTORS , would be happy to licence this

technology to Indian Car Manufacturers

 

 

#   If Maharashtra Govt can dream of Hyperloop , why not dare to embed Solar Panel

into this Super Highway and pay a “ Reverse Toll “ to electric cars , as explained

below ?

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-reverse-toll-possible.html

 

04  July  2018

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES :

 

*  https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2018/05/roof-top-solar-better-alternative.html ]

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2018/01/ashok-leyland-is-not-waiting.html

* https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/10/3000-km-without-charging-station.html

 

*    https://www.digit.in/car-tech/isro-converts-a-maruti-omni-into-a-solar-hybrid-      electric-car-but-it-looks-awful-34971.html

 

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/11/isro-ev-game-changer.html

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2018/02/holy-grail-for-electric-vehicles.html

 

03  July  2018

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Honest  decisions :  Haunted  in  hindsight  ?

 

 

Today’s papers carry following news :

 

Economic Times :

Graft law change needed to protect officials: Arun Jaitley 

 

 

 

Times of India  :

 

Anti- graft law bringing govt to standstill :  Jaitley

 

 

Gist  :

 

 

*  “The PCA is one of the most badly drafted laws.

 

 

It does not confine corruption to bribery or dishonest behaviour but it almost puts

 

even honestly taken decisions, which with the wisdom of hindsight prove to be

 

wrong, into the category of corruption,” said Jaitley.

 

 

*  “It creates a legislative system where even bona fide decisions, in a post-mortem

done after 10 years, are found to be erroneous and people are held accountable.

 

The only defence strategy that is available is not to take any decision

This will apply to bankers and the bureaucracy,” said Jaitley.

 

 

 

Dear Shri Jaitleyji ,

 

You have hit the nail on the head  !

 

I hope that all the opposition parties agree with the amendments to PCA ( to be proposed by you )

 

To ensure that you have full support of the Central IAS Officers Association , I suggest that my following email ( sent to you 4 years back ) is incorporated in PCA , even if in some implied manner

 

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2014/06/to-err-is-human.html   [  20  June  2014  ]

 

To err is human

To forgive is divine ( provided it was a honest error )

All of us keep making errors , all the time

But rarely same ” mistake ” twice

Often , decisions taken at a point of time , turn out to be ” poor ” , with passage of time

 

Reasons are simple :

*  We never have all the information – relevant to the problem we are trying to solve –

available with us , at the time of taking a decision

*  Even when most of such relevant info is available , we may not have the capacity /

competence to ” process ” such info

*  As humans , we have our biases / prejudices , based on our previous experiences ,

which influence our decisions

*  Quite often , and often against our own better evaluation / judgement of a given

situation , we are wrongly influenced by our peers / bosses / subordinates or even

voters – all of whom have different expectations / vested interests !

*  Additional – and more relevant – information surfaces , AFTER we have taken a

decision ( happens all the time  !  )

 

To encourage Babus and Ministers to take FAST decisions , Narendra Modi must insist that they carefully ” Record ” on the files :

*   What “ info / data “ he wished was available for a better decision

*   What different ” views / opinions ” were presented to him for consideration

*   What ” Data / Views ” he would have obtained if he had more time

*   Who all , the decision might offend

*   What is the likely ” Cost ” of postponing that decision

And finally a declaration :

“ This decision is not likely to benefit any of my near

relatives / friends , directly or immediately “

After all of this , if the decision appears to be ” Wrong ” in hindsight , it must be ” forgiven ” and treated as an honest error

To err is human  !

 

 

04  July  2018

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EV : How to get moving

Electric  Vehicles  : How to Kick Start

 

 

LiveMint  ( 29 June ) carries following news :

Panel backs sops for firms building EV charging points

Highlights of recommendations made by the Committee  :

[ A ]

Expenses incurred by manufacturing companies in setting up charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) across the country should be considered an activity within the ambit of corporate social responsibility (CSR)

[ B  ]

The committee’s report also said that higher depreciation on electric vehicles is required [  50%, against the current15%  , for a period of 5 years ]

[ C  ]

Weighted deductions for investments in the electric mobility space.

[  D  ]

Discounted rate of lending for acquisition of electric vehicles,

[  E  ]

Further tightening of fuel efficiency norms

I am happy that these recommendations coincide with some ( though not all ) of the suggestions that I made in my following email to the Cabinet Ministers / NITI Aayog :

 PIYUSH PLAN ?  [  27  March  2016  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2016/03/piyush-plan.html

This email covers my suggestions in respect of :

  #   TIME  FRAME  for  CHANGE-OVER

 #    DISPOSAL  OF  EXISTING  VEHICLES

  #      CHARGING  STATIONS

 #    FINANCING

 #    INCENTIVE  FOR  CAR  MANUFACTURERS  AND  CAR  OWNERS

 #    GENERAL / GLOBAL  INCENTIVES

Apart from this , I sent following suggestions :

#   Technology for Rapid Charging of Lithium-ion Batteries  [ 15  Aug  2016  ]

     https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2016/08/all-charged-up.html

#   Introduction of “ Bike Share Taxies “  [ 18 Aug  2016  ]

    https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-radical-radial-revolution.html

#   Abolition of Corporate Income Tax for EV Eco-System  [  22  Sept  2016  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2016/09/from-old-to-new-no-go-newer.html

#   For a paradigm shift , invite TESLA   [  10  Feb  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/02/welcome-elon-musk.html

#   Battery Charging through Induction Power Transfer at Bus Stops  [ 28 April 2017 ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/04/more-than-one-solution.html

#   Solar Panels charging Li-ion Batteries of Electric Cars  [  04  May  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/05/solar-panels-charging-li-ion-batteries.html

#    Incentivizing E-Vehicles through REVERSE  TOLL on highways  [  07 May 2017 ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-reverse-toll-possible.html

#   “ Owning  vs  Leasing “ of  5 Lakh Electric  Cars for Government  [  16  Aug  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/08/eesl-lease-cars-do-not-buy.html

#    EV ‘s  impact  on  Environment  [  17  Aug  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/08/an-electric-future.html

#   Light Load Carrying ( LLC ) Bicycle Overhead Tracks ( BOT )  [  03  Sept  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/09/a-sensible-solution.html

#    Invite  the  Dutch – and the German  [  16  Oct  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/10/sun-rises-in-west.html

#     Reduce  GST  on Lithium-ion Batteries  [  02 Nov  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/11/anomaly-by-oversight.html

#    E Car selling for 70 % of Petrol Car price  ?  [  07  Nov  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/11/solarcar-electriccar.html

#     Tax  Incentives  for  Electric  Cars  [  20  Dec  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/12/niti-proposes-siam-postpones.html

#    Summary  of  All  these  Suggestions  [  27  Dec  2017  ]

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/12/auto-industry-policy-inputs.html

29  June  2018

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#DigitalIndia

National    Digital  Communications   Policy

 

 

DoT ( Department of Communications ) had released a DRAFT for this policy on May 01

 

Here are the highlights :

 

*  Investment target…………………………….. $ 100  Billion in digital communication by 2022

 

*  Universal Broadband………………………..  50 mbps

 

*  Gram-Panchayat connectivity……………  1 gbps by 2020  /  10 gbps by 2022

 

*  Connectivity to Key Development Institutions………. 100 mbps

 

*  Gram Panchayats to be covered………… 250,000 by March 2019

 

*  Public Wi Fi hot spots………………………..  5 million by 2020  /  10 million by 2022

Wi Fi hot spots to be available for

the public in rural areas

and  will also connect social

institutions such as ,

#   Police  Stations

#   Primary Health Centres

#   Schools

#   Post  Offices

 

Source :

https://www.livemint.com/Industry/a3J5EUbhOikWGcSybyVzVP/Govt-plans-Rs10000-crore-tender-to-set-up-more-rural-WiFi.html

 

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasadji  ,

 

Congratulations for your bold vision and your meticulous , time-bound implementation , to turn India into a DIGITIZED INDIA

 

I believe The Telecom Commission will be meeting on 29 June to approve the draft of this policy

 

While approving the policy , I urge you to keep in mind the suggestions that I made in my email dated 04 Oct 2016

 

How About Virtual Call Centers ?

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2016/10/how-about-virtual-call-centers.html

 

Extract from my E Mail :

 

In my yesterday’s blog

 

* “ Slow and Steady wins the Race / 03 Oct 2016 “ ,

 

and in earlier blog,

 

* “ If Mohamed cannot Go to Mountain / 26 July 2015 “ ,

 

 

I had suggested allowing 1.3 million schools of India to lease out their premises at night ( 6 pm to 6 am ) , for private parties to set up Call Centers ( BPOs )

 

 

Also enabling them with 100 mbps  Internet broadband connections ( of course , FREE )

 

 

Idea was to reduce investment in setting up of BPOs by ” round-the-clock ” utilization of , otherwise idle assets

 

 

That logic could be extended to many similar under-utilized public assets such as :

 

 

#   2,25,000  Gram Panchayat offices ( all getting internet connection )

 

#   1,45,000  Post Offices ( also getting internet connection under Payment Bank

scheme )

 

#   Lakhs of Government offices ( Central / State / Municipal / PSUs etc )

 

#   Lakhs of branches of Public Sector Banks

 

 

 

22  June  2018

 

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

 

 

 

 

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Amazon will map Ganga ?

3 Meter  by  3  Meter ?  And vertically too  ?

 

 

Amazon wants to deliver , no matter whether you are on top of a mountain , middle of a dense jungle or living in deserts of Kutchh  !

 

Here is proof ( of its intention ) :

 

Amazon to strengthen its logistic service with Geo-tagging and new age tech

https://inc42.com/buzz/in-war-with-flipkart-amazon-to-offer-shopping-experiences-in-indian-languages/?utm_source=Inc42+Main&utm_campaign=morning_newsletter_22_jun&utm_medium=email

 

Extract :

 

Amazon India is now looking to strengthen its logistics capabilities with geo-tagging and new age technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning

 

Reportedly, the company is trying to map the entire country through geo-tags to create efficiencies in its delivery network. It is further working on a technology to get around the challenge of unstructured addresses in the country.

 

With the help of AI and ML, Amazon will extract different entities related to an address such as flat number, building number, building name, street name, the locality, the city, etc.

 

Based on the entry by the customer, the address is given a score of high or low in case critical inputs are missing. The customer is then prompted to help with more information.

 

 

Context :

 

Here is what I wrote to www.What3words.com , on 22 April 2018 :

 

Dear Chloe,

Many thanks for your prompt response

Here is a question :

As far as I can make out , your system is two-dimensional ( surface area based )

How can it be improvised to track / locate properties located 1000 ft above the ground level , in a multi-storied building ? ( 3 dimensions )

On each floor of a residential or commercial building , there are apartments / offices , belonging to different owners

Local governments ( eg; Municipal Corporations of towns / cities ) , do assign / allot an ID ( alpha-numeric digit number ) to such properties to keep track and collect property taxes . This results in a large number of local databases , each differently designed / accessed . Quite often, these are paper-based !

But there is no CENTRAL / COMMON DATABASE of all the properties ( not merely land parcels ) in a country, which can be accessed by different government agencies from any city

At least in India , this ( lack of a CENTRAL / COMMON DATABASE of apartments – offices etc ) has become a BIG issue since billions of dollars’ worth of properties are purchased with BLACK MONEY , in the names of non-existent persons !

Indian Government is looking for a solution where each and every property is given a UNIQUE ID and also linked with Unique “ Aadhar Numbers (https://uidai.gov.in/) “ already issued to over 1200 MILLION persons over the past 4 years

Do you think your system could provide a fool-proof solution ?

In this connection , you might want to look up :

————————————————————

#Aadhar #Property #Benami

 

(https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/11/aadhar-property-benami.html) [ 21 Nov 2017 ]

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/11/aadhar-property-benami.html

 

——————————————————-

#BenamiProperty #Bitcoin #BlackMoney

(https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/11/benamiproperty-bitcoin-blackmoney.html) [ 22 Nov 2017 ]

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/11/benamiproperty-bitcoin-blackmoney.html

 

Nami or Benami ? Why Differentiate ?

(https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/11/nami-or-benami-why-differentiate.html) [ 30 Nov 2017 ]

 

https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/11/nami-or-benami-why-differentiate.html

 

——————————————-

Warm Regards,

Hemen Parekh

 

 

Here is what Chloe replied :

Chloe Day(what3words Support)

Feb 20, 15:18 GMT

Dear Hemen,

Most postal or address systems only work in 2D (e.g. ZIP codes or postal codes in the UK). These always need additional information to specify height: e.g. Flat 6, 5th floor, 12 Lonsdale Road.

 

With a 3 word address, we recommend a similar approach, e.g. Flat 6, 5th floor, index.home.raft In terms of indoor addressing, what3words covers all locations in 2D, but the supporting technology (indoor positioning, indoor mapping, indoor navigation) is not yet widespread enough for there to be any great benefit of specifying a point with height included.

 

However, if and when height becomes helpful to specify, we have various options for including this information with the 3 word address.

Thank you for the information on India’s search for an addressing solution – I’ll pass it on to our sales team.

All best wishes,

Chloe
what3words support

 

 

I would not be surprised if Amazon offers to buy out What3Words , considering what Chloe wrote to me ( below ) :

 

Chloe Day(what3words Support)

Feb 19, 13:40 GMT

 

Dear Hemen,

Thank you for your email. We are still finalising our Hindi map, and it should be released quite soon.

Thanks again for getting in touch!
 

 

Chloe Day(what3words Support)

Apr 23, 10:07 BST

 

Dear Hemen,

Thank you for passing this on! We are working on several more Indian languages at the moment. Hopefully they will all help with adoption in India.

All best wishes,

Chloe
what3words support

 

22  June  2018

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#Healthcare

Healthcare  :  The  Unfolding  Story

 

 

Over the past 2 days , news papers carried following headlines :

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-18/google-is-training-machines-to-predict-when-a-patient-will-die

 

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/googles-artificial-intelligence-in-hospitals-can-predict-patients-outcomes-stay-and-even-death-4539441.html

 

https://www.techjuice.pk/googles-ai-now-predict-patients-death/

 

An article in Business Line ( 19 June ) reads :

 

“  Google had created a tool that could forecast a host of patient outcomes , including, how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of re-admission and chances they will soon die

 

What impressed medical experts most was Google’s ability to sift through data previously out of reach ; notes buried in PDFs or scribbled on old charts

 

The neural net gobbled up all this unruly information then spat out predictions . And it did it far faster and more accurately than existing techniques  “

 

Now imagine what Google will be able to do ( beyond just calculating accurately, the probability of a patient’s death ) , if it had access to each and every “ Diagnostic and Curative “ medical DEVICE / INSTRUMENT of the entire world , as described in my following blog :

 

Here is what I blogged in Jan 2018.

2024 ! – V 2.0 of Orwellian 1984 ?

https://myblogepage.blogspot.com/2017/07/2024-v-20-of-orwellian-1984.html

 

There are 7,000 million people on the earth

It is possible that , at any given time , some 7 million of these are lying in ICU , connected with :

*   Electroencephalogram ( Brain Monitor )

*   Electrocardiogram      ( Heart Monitor )

*   Pulse Rate Meter

*   Oxygen Level Meter

*   Glucose Level Meter……..etc

As soon as these instruments get embedded with Internet of Things ( IoT ), a central server could collect all of these ” measurements / readings ” on 24*7 basis , for all 7 million persons

Then it will combine these readings with following data about each of those 7 million persons :

*   Country / Region / City  /  Language

*   Race /  Religion  /  Gender /  Age

*   Height /  Weight  /  Colour  /  Biometrics

*   Blood Group / DNA  / Past Medical History…..etc

It will also record , who died / when  !

Using such massive data base, can BIG DATA / Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning ,

figure out what ” Customized healthcare / Medical treatment / Supplementary diet ”

should be ” prescribed ” for each human on this earth ?

Shall we support such ” Invasion of Individual Privacy ” , in the larger interest / benefit

of entire mankind ?

I think , we should

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20  June  2018

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

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