Around Middle East & North Africa [01.12.15]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Prince billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi Prince billionaire businessman Alwaleed bin Talal

“Islam really is united with Christianity, and Judaism, and other religions in the world to limit this disease (extremism) from from Earth.”

 

Iraq

Nouri al-Maliki, left, and Haider al-Abadi meet on Thursday during a parliamentary session in Baghdad to approve the new Government

Nouri al-Maliki, left, and Haider al-Abadi meet on Thursday during a parliamentary session in Baghdad to approve the new Government

 

Iran

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister.

“Secretary of State John Kerry plans to meet with his Iranian counterpart Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif next week in Geneva to try to advance the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the State Department said on Friday.

Mr. Kerry is leaving Friday night for a long-planned trip to India but plans to stop in Munich on Saturday to meet with Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, who has served as a conduit to Iranian officials.

The deadline for completing a detailed agreement, including the technical details, is July 1.”

Around Asia Pacific & Oceania [01.12.15]

Ensuring Security in the Asia Pacific Region

#TowardsWorldPeace

We are on the cusp of a huge breakthrough towards Regional Peace & Security in the Asia Pacific Region.

South Korea – North Korea Relations

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“South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday proposed a symbolic reunion of families separated by war next month as she sought a breakthrough in relations with North Korea.

Ms. Park also said she would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “without preconditions,” though she added that the Pyongyang regime must attend with “an open mind.”

She said civilian humanitarian aid and exchanges, such as family reunions, could be a starting point for an inter-Korean rapprochement and urged Pyongyang to respond to her offer.

.. 1950-53 Korean War. Official data say about 70,000 South Koreans, mostly in their 80s or older, are waiting their turn to be briefly reunited with relatives living across the border in the north.

Ms. Park added that she aims to improve ties with China, Japan and Russia while maintaining Seoul’s alliance with Washington, its main military ally, to achieve denuclearization of North Korea.”

Earlier

Smart City: At My Ventures

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Smart City

#SmartCity

Smart City: At My Ventures

Smart Infrastructure & Smart Utility  => Efficiency. Maintenance.

Electricity. Water. Road & Transportation.

Smart connected “Systems”

[e.g., Smoke sensors in buildings connected to the Fire department, leading to quicker responses in case of an emergency]

Smart management of City “Resources”

Traffic, Parking, etc.

Large Scale Engineering   #LargeScaleEngineering

Digital Displays

=> Access to “City Services”

Examples:

Transportation, Metro-train, “On-demand Cars” etc.

=> When City Officials and National Leaders want to allocate budgets for “Smart City”, they look for Technologies that are visible, so that people can instantly identify the City as a “Smart City”.

“Digital Displays” with access to “City Services”, are one of the technologies that can play this role. The Spanish City of Barcelona embodies this concept.

“Digital Displays” in Barcelona ]

Urban Planning

Consulting to “City Governments”   

City Budget Planning

Attracting Businesses

Smart City Services (IT-enabled)

City: Platforms & Services

Engaging and encouraging the Youth and Citizens

to devise solutions to City Problems,

to start new “Services” that make life better for City dwellers.

Starting new Competitions. Introducing Prizes, Awards, Honors.

These would bring “life” to each City; and a sense of “excitement and engagement” among City dwellers.

Opening up “selected” Data-sets to Developers (respecting Individual Privacy):

“Services” built utilizing Data.

Natural Disaster Prediction (& Control)

Disease outbreak Prediction & Control

Traffic Congestion Control

Green Technologies. Sustainable Energy Planning.

High Tech Law Enforcement

with full respect to Citizens’ Privacy.

References

Innovation: Smart Home

 

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Smart Home

[How does your future Home look like?]

#SmartHome

Food Management Automation

Smart Refrigerator

Smart Cooker (Able to Follow step by step instructions defined in a recipe)

State of the Art:

Coffee Brewers; Pressure Cookers; which are very specific in functionality. No general-purpose “Cooker” yet.

Coffee Brewer

Coffee Brewer

Home Cleaning Automation

Robot Mower

Cleaner Robots; Robot Vacuum Cleaners

State of the Art:

iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot

iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot

iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot

 

Home Entertainment System

Moving Computer for Home

State of the Art:

Jibo Robot (Humanistic User Interface – HUI)

Jibo, World's first family Robot

Jibo, World’s first family Robot

Smart UI

Smart Mirror [Smart Makeup-Mirror, etc.]

Smart Surface

Humanistic User Interfaces (HUI):

Speech;

Gesture;

Social / Emotional

Air & Temperature Control

Thermostat, Air-Conditioner, Heater, Cooler

Energy Efficiency

Furniture & Showpieces

Showpieces with:

“Complex Shapes” and

“Personalized Design”

3D Printing – Order & Delivery Service

Service Automation

Smart Babycare Sleeping Bed

Smart Home With Physical Digital Integration: What The Future Holds [TahsinVersion2]

Structure & Architecture

Customizable Modular Home

Robots that can customize a modular house (built of connectable bricks and rearrange-able) according to your design. In other words, you specify a design for your house on your Computer and Robots build / rearrange bricks to build the house (and 3D Print parts if necessary).

Inspiration for the Idea:

I was thinking of how my house is going to look like. And I thought, it would be cool if I could change the overall structure of my house every now and then (Living in the same house for years would be way too boring!) and my wife, who wants to be an Architect, should like it too (Changing the structure of the house to suit changing tastes).

Links To Articles By Me:

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বিজিএমইএ সভাপতি ও নাগরিক ঐক্যের যুগ্ম আহ্বায়ক আতিকুল ইসলাম

বিজিএমইএ সভাপতি ও নাগরিক ঐক্যের যুগ্ম আহ্বায়ক আতিকুল ইসলাম

“রাজনীতিকদের উদ্দেশে বিজিএমইএর সভাপতি আতিকুল ইসলাম বলেছেন, ‘আপনারা রাজনীতি করেন আর আমরা অর্থনীতি সচল রাখার কাজ করি।…শিল্পকে বাঁচিয়ে রাজনীতি করুন। নিরাপদে পণ্য সরবরাহ করতে দিন দিন। ব্যবসার সুষ্ঠু পরিবেশ নিশ্চিত করুন।’ পোশাকশিল্পকে ‘জাতীয় শিল্প’ হিসেবে উল্লেখ করে একে বাঁচিয়ে রাখার জন্য বিএনপির চেয়ারপারসন খালেদা জিয়ার কাছেও অনুরোধ জানান তিনি।

 

Law Enforcement Agencies

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যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে কর্মরত কয়েকজন সফল বাংলাদেশী বিজ্ঞানী – ইঞ্জিনিয়ার

 

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের কয়েকটি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের বাংলাদেশী শিক্ষার্থীদের Students Association 

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