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Book Launch: $hort of Love

A novel approach to love relationships: could it work?IMG_00000

Should a couple bring equal assets?


What if a man’s or woman’s assets are more/less?
My satirical novel ‘Short of Love’ explores unusual and amusing ways differences can be resolved and what can go wrong.


Best City Plan Competition?


Urban planners should look into the future, at least to 2050. Their political masters are unlikely to be interested in anything beyond the next election after 3 or 4 years, not much further than 2020. Our city plans grow like topsy with amendments and without vision. By default, city development is left mostly to corporations whose vision is to benefit shareholders maximally. Urban designs have had little regard for the public good, order, symmetry, connection and beauty. Public transport has been neglected for too long. Why not create grandeur like Paris? Could the log jam preventing reasonable city planning be cleared by holding a Best City Plan Competition? To make it happen, please share this post and send the message to your Premier, the Lord Mayor, your MLA or City Councillor.

A.I. Smart or Dumb?


AI has focussed on algorithms for robots to mimic human behaviour. Imitation is prevalent for young children, but for teenagers and adults much learning is by trial and error, insight and critical thinking. They solve problems, make comparisons, judge situations, synthesise and create. AI would have to recognise what situation to imitate with its algorithm, without dumbing itself out of business. If you want smarts, use a human.

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