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A Phone That Can Adapt

Deconstructing the complexity of a smartphone and refashioning it as a bunch of swappable components which can be slotted together in various custom combinations by the user is clearly not going to be a cakewalk.

Will be interesting to see, how will current companies think and react to potentially large platform shifts as opportunities or threats like these and the disruptive effects of this new platform?

We are living in a time when technology is riding high and showing little signs of stopping, and underneath this swell of activity are newer, emergent platforms, which could dramatically alter industries and the profits of corporations who dismiss them.

For a moment in time, resisting new platforms can fit into a corporate strategy. However, over time, companies must constantly ask hard questions and reassess the growth of emergent platforms and not make small moves too late. Often, these platforms can get so big, they turn into unstoppable(ala +Android) movements. Mobile, as a platf…

Aspire and Inspire

Never give up on your hopes and do give back to society.

The TVC is an emotional journey of a girl who rose against circumstances to become the MC Mary Kom that she is, bringing glory to the nation and then starting a new journey to give back to the country, becoming a true example to others.


In the ad, Mary Kom recalls the journey from her childhood to that of a successful, professional boxer. As she narrates the story, the film shows her punching a gunny sack as a child even before she got into boxing. From playing football with boys to running while carrying a child, the young Kom reveals that she had to work harder, being a girl. Encouraged by a coach who invites her to train, she dons the boxing gloves. Winning at the State-level, she wins the support of family, but society still does not approve. Unmindful, she carries on with training, to emerge victorious on the international stage. She had to win, she says, for those who stood by her, and for the country. She explains that her…

Bionics that let us run, climb and dance

A broken body isn't a broken person.

How electromechanics attached to the body, and implanted inside the body are beginning to bridge the gap between disability and ability, between human limitation and human potential. Through technological innovation, I returned to my sport, stronger and better. Technology had eliminated my disability, and allowed me a new climbing prowess. As a young man, I imagined a future world where technology so advanced could rid the world of disability, a world in which neural implants would allow the visually impaired to see. A world in which the paralyzed could walk, via body exoskeletons.


A human being can never be "broken." Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend disability through technological innovation.

This is what I love about technology. It makes things possible.