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Catholic Theology

  1. The spirit of God informs us, guides us, directs nature, controls our physical and spiritual body. The spirit of God behaves according to strict rules, directions and goals. Its sole purpose is to assist God in accomplishing his great works.
  2. As poems are artwork to poets, the earth is to me. The world is my canvas, and Bangladesh one of my artworks therein.
  3. Integration of science and faith: Spirit of God guided biological evolution. Not gradual transformation but sudden rapid changes (brought about by divine intervention) caused a group belonging to one species ‘metamorphose’ into a new species.
  4. Anything that is synthetic and not part of nature is technology, including roads, books, furniture, plates, buildings and wheels. Technology is one of God’s many creative / intellectual playgrounds. God creates technologies through which he meets needs of his people.
  5. God wants to continue his creative endeavor here on earth. He goes beyond mechanical & delves into life & nature. He will modify genomes, fill in lost part of genomes of extinct animals, & even create genomes from scratch (synthetic life). Thus genetic modification is allowed.
  6. Through God we receive the gift of everlasting youth.
  7. The story of God doesn’t end in technology but expands itself to business and trade. God wants to create materialistic abundance through his business endeavors. Through businesses God will enrich lives of people and bring about economic development of nations on earth.
  8. (1/2) Christ can open wide the doors and look beyond the horizon. He switches his part between being radical and being conservative as necessary and in grace.
  9. (2/2) He becomes radical but proves his point through miracles and explanation and becomes conservative when is demanded and as he understands our hearts.
  10. (1/2) Lord’s conservatism is revealed when he fulfills prophecies or stands on the verge of fulfilling prophecies and shows us signs of great glory.
  11. (2/2) And it is illustrated when he explains everything there is in the universe, even yet uncharted territories – material and spiritual – using traditional doctrine and structure.
  12. The mystery of Lord is, though infinite, he is willing to conform to traditional establishment. He is not afraid of being challenged. Rather he participates and proves his stand through arguments and discussions.
  13. “Whatever I say, the Spirit will prove,” says the Lord God.
  14. God is a fulfiller of dreams. He searches our dreams. We co-create our life and future with him – the mighty Lord.
  15. (1/2) It is our great privilege to be able to wonder what God in human form is like. And as we begin to understand this mystery, we realize, God understands the world at every level of detail – from the highest principles to individual atoms & constituents.
  16. (2/2) He makes decisions from deep understanding. And once made, he becomes rock until destination is reached. Surely, God is both the captain of our destiny and maker of the way.
  17. The spirit of God reveals our virtues, but also sins.
  18. Christ will reform education system of nations. He will administer Catholic schools, colleges and universities.
  19. In the Kingdom of God, people will be more beautiful and holy.
  20. The universe is not a dull/bland place, but an abode full of surprises that God deliberately infused. Space travel and colonization open up one such source of surprise.
  21. The Spirit sets limits on what we can do. We can’t go about increasing sensitivity, regaining full sense of self or shortening tribulation period against Spirit’s will.
  22. Our universe has the property of predestination: events are predestined as set out by God.
  23. (1/3) If telepathy proves to be real / exists, is it scientifically explicable or is it a supernatural/spiritual/nonphysical form of communication? :If two people communicate through telepathy in scientifically explicable means, they communicate by sending electromagnetic signals
  24. (2/3) .. (gravitons are too weak, carriers of nuclear forces short distance). We are yet to find central [a] “transmitter/receiver” of electromagnetic signals in the brain or elaborate brain structure to [b] “process received signals”.
  25. (3/3) Neither can we find necessary [c] “encoder-decoder” neural circuits. Sending/receiving electromagnetic signals at long distances between brains require [d] “Relay stations” which are non-existent. Conclusion: Telepathy is nonphysical/supernatural.
  26. The spirit brings animals closer to the Lord. The animal kingdom recognizes the Lord just as humans do. Surely, the Lord holds kingship over all life forms on earth and elsewhere.
  27. Use what you have to give/do for others. The relation between giving and receiving is proportional – the more you give/do for others, the more you will receive.

Physics

  1. (1/2) Physics at the end of 20th century:- Fundamental theories have been built; Final hurdle: Theory of Everything (TOE). 2018:- There’s plenty of room for new discoveries ..
  2. (2/2) Spacetime Physics, Nuclear Physics/Science, Particle Physics/Science, Atoms with new constituent elements, Materials built with new kinds of Atoms, Physics of complex systems/Condensed matter Physics (deriving chemical, material characteristics from laws of Physics).
  3. The Spacetime we live in is not the only possibility. Rather God, according to his wish, chose parameters that determine the shape of Spacetime of our universe.
  4. The universe is not a dull/bland place, but an abode full of surprises that God deliberately infused. Space travel and colonization open up one such source of surprise.

Bio & Biomedical Sciences

  1. Integration of science and faith: Spirit of God guided biological evolution. Not gradual transformation but sudden rapid changes (brought about by divine intervention) caused a group belonging to one species ‘metamorphose’ into a new species.
  2. God wants to continue his creative endeavor here on earth. He goes beyond mechanical & delves into life & nature. He will modify genomes, fill in lost part of genomes of extinct animals, & even create genomes from scratch (synthetic life). Thus genetic modification is allowed.
  3. (1/2) A great many quantities will be invented in Biology to turn the descriptive discipline/disciplines into mathematical sciences. The quantities will have relationships at several levels of abstraction (Genes with biochemical activities,
  4. (2/2) Biochemical activities with Cellular structures and functions, Cellular functions with Tissue parameters). Physiological/Pathological & Anatomical parameters will have mathematical relationship with genes and cellular activities.
  5. Patients can be brought back to life from what is currently known as clinical death and brain death. Christ with his biomedical innovations will push death several ‘stages’ back.

Neuroscience

  1. Grand challenge in Neuroscience: Elucidating Neural coding schemes – how objects, concepts, reasoning and thoughts are represented in the brain.
  2. Does language influence thought? Short: Language molds the abstractions we use in thought process and thus influence thought. (Example: What we internally mean by the word ‘Technology’ – an abstraction in thought.) More interesting: To what extent does language influence thought?

Sciences

  1. How do you pioneer a new mathematical science? 1. Define/Invent new quantities in the discipline under study (Ex.: Force, mass, acceleration in Physics). 2. Discover mathematical relationship among quantities. (See, for example, how Claude Shannon pioneered Information Theory.)
  2. Sciences that are currently Quantitative / Statistical in nature (Example: Economics; Business problems currently tamed with Big Data; Atmospheric science) will be turned into Mathematical Sciences.
  3. Integration of science and faith … God is leading us to this truth.
  4. (1/2) We share the good news of God’s joining of efforts to advance human knowledge. Science as it stands today has been molded, shaped by Spirit according to God’s wish.
  5. (2/2) God shall start from here, make stream of major scientific discoveries, turn existing descriptive disciplines and sciences to mathematical sciences, and pioneer new sciences.

Technology

  1. Anything that is synthetic and not part of nature is technology, including roads, books, furniture, plates, buildings and wheels. Technology is one of God’s many creative / intellectual playgrounds. God creates technologies through which he meets needs of his people.
  2. The Lord will turn technological possibilities and ideas that seem like science fiction and far-fetched into reality.

Artificial Intelligence

  1. (1/2) AI and its impact on Jobs, Employment: In the hands of a sufficiently smart inventor, AI can replace any job, even ‘creative’ ones. Employment has to be and will be protected through government regulation.
  2. (2/2) As we look into the future, we see manual work gradually getting replaced by AI & automation, leaving intellectual pursuits that are core to human life and happiness behind for humans.
  3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be unevenly distributed.
  4. Could Artificial Intelligence (AI) ever become a threat to humanity? Short answer: AI (as it is currently understood – computer programs) can never go beyond what its programmers “programmed” (i.e., programmers’ intentions).
  5. (1/2) Can machines/computers ever be conscious? :The functions associated with consciousness can be simulated in computers to limited extent
  6. (2/2) (as complex systems are simulated). But computers, in themselves, can never be conscious in the sense humans are. Machines can be given spiritual body but that is outside scope of engineering.

Computer Science / Computer Engineering

  1. Consumer Computing (Hardware) Platforms: 1. Desktop/Laptop 2. Smartphone 3. Tablet 4. Web 5. Wearable 6. Virtual Reality 7. Augmented Reality 8. Handheld game console 9. Home console 10. Smart touch/interactive display 11. Smart TV

Education

  1. (1/2) Higher education reform in Bangladesh: a. Gradual replacement of descriptive questions in exams with problem-based questions (gradual so that questions never go beyond students’ abilities), especially for engineering, science majors.
  2. (2/2) Medicine – gradual increase of clinical case questions in exams. b. Problem solving culture among students (CS, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics) > Better prepared for Industry. c. Emphasis on practical, lab work, Projects (engineering, science majors).
  3. (1/2) Stimulating research in Bangladeshi universities: a. Introduction of High quality Journals, Conferences, Workshops. b. Promotion based on research quality (no. of citations, etc.) and output.
  4. (2/2) c. Government research grant based on merit. d. Publication a way of attracting fund from Private sector. Stimulating private sector to collaborate with Academia on research projects.

Academia

  1. (1/2) Christ @ Academia: 1. Scientific / mathematical discoveries; 2. Writing Textbooks, Research Papers; 3. Pioneering new fields / subfields of study; 4. Solving famous problems, Defining & solving new ones;
  2. (2/2) 5. Developing theoretical framework for new / existing / currently underdeveloped areas; 6. Inventing new technologies, Defining & developing theoretical framework for new engineering fields / subfields to study those technologies (Academia<>Industry, Engineering Science).

Climate Change & Technological Innovation

  1. At the end of the tribulation period, Earth’s climate improves. Natural disasters become less frequent and life on earth gets greener. God wants to deal with climate change through technological innovations, and his spiritual authority.

The Arts

  1. (1/2) Concerning the Arts, the curious mind is inevitably drawn to wonder whether the finished work is God inspired or is it only the experiences and thoughts of artists that are inspired by God. Answer: The finished work is God inspired.
  2. (2/2) In case of novels, the author is given life experiences so that the novel is produced. That’s why we find signs, predictions of future events in artworks. At the highest level, God is the creator of the novelist, his experiences and the novel.

Business

  1. The story of God doesn’t end in technology but expands itself to business and trade. God wants to create materialistic abundance through his business endeavors. Through businesses God will enrich lives of people and bring about economic development of nations on earth.
  2. Major challenges of E-commerce in developing nations: 1. Payment service (Alternative of debit/credit card.)  2. Nationwide affordable delivery and logistics service (Example: FedEx). 3. Internet access. Trust.
  3. (1/3) ICT for Development (with application instances): 1. Business (E-commerce, B2B Commerce [Alibaba], Job listings) 2. Finance (M-Banking, Mobile payment) 3. Healthcare (Telemedicine) 4. Education (Content sharing, Translation)
  4. (2/3) 5. Information. Digitalization. (Webification, Mapping, Search, Digital Assistant) 6. Government Services (e-forms) 7. Transportation (Car-hailing, Ticketing) 8. Agriculture (Price information, IoT Gadgets) 9. Mass collaboration on specific projects (Crisis mapping).
  5. (3/3) Companies based on above application instances and more will be built in each emerging nation (localized, local language).

United States

  1. (1/2) Bolstering market economy in USA: Current recipe:: 1. Tax cuts 2. Deregulation (“Deconstruction of the Administrative State”).
  2. (2/2) What’s to be done:: 1. Easy to access ‘Information’ about Market, opportunities. 2. Easy Finance: Investors, Bank loans, Venture Capital. 3. Ease of starting business; Administrative complexity elimination. 4. Workforce development; Education modernization.
  3. US Healthcare cost reduction: Reducing FDA drug approval costs (currently: $800 million to $1 billion) -> Reduction of drug costs.
  4. US Healthcare cost reduction: Wearables, Digital medicine -> Remote monitoring. Fewer visits.

Developed Nations

  1. Development in developed nations require revolution in human knowledge and understanding (Infrastructure for flying cars & self driving cars, Smart Cities, revision of our current understanding of Finance).
  2. (1/3) Recipe for growing new Silicon Valleys:- Visionary engineer-entrepreneurs created the first success stories of Valley. But over time: Venture Capital (plus early stage investors, startup incubators), Universities & Research Labs, Government support played vital roles.
  3. (2/3) Any place wanting to be the next Silicon Valley: 1a. Venture Capital ecosystem (with their technical, business growth & management support: Google/Alphabet’s growth into one of the largest companies in United States in terms of market cap)
  4. (3/3) 1b. IPO support, Stock Market 2. University & Research Labs (providing minds & talents, training, employees and ideas; DIY education) 3. Government Laws; Tax cuts and subsidies. 4. Infrastructure 5. Big Market 6. Entrepreneurial, risk-taking culture; Success Stories.
  5. (1/2) Important distinction between Biotech & Software industry: Software industry is mostly concerned with meeting consumer/business needs with software. Biotech products require years of research efforts.
  6. (2/2) Venture capital firms involved in Biotech industry keep close connection with Academic research partners & research labs. With long term research & subsequently costly government approval process, Biotech industry products demand larger investment.

Development (Developing / Emerging)

  1. As poems are artwork to poets, the earth is to me. The world is my canvas, and Bangladesh one of my artworks therein.
  2. Urban development in Bangladesh. Primary focus with regard to quality of life: 1. Uninterrupted Electricity supply 2. Water 3. Gas 4. Congestion-free Transportation 5. High speed Internet at affordable cost.
  3. Urban expansion in Bangladesh. One city (with electricity, water, gas supply) in each Upazila (total number of Upazilas: 492, minus upazilas / thanas belonging to Cities).
  4. Evolution of Bangladesh economy: 1971 -> Socialist. 1975 & onwards -> Center-left. Privatization & Private sector participation. 1991 & onwards -> Fall of Soviet Union; Increased influence of World Bank and IMF. Economic liberalization. Center. 2015 -> Center-right.
  5. Major challenges of E-commerce in developing nations: 1. Payment service (Alternative of debit/credit card.)  2. Nationwide affordable delivery and logistics service (Example: FedEx). 3. Internet access. Trust.
  6. (1/2) Rural development (Developing) through businesses:- Issue: Limited purchasing power of inhabitants. Approach: Entrepreneurial opportunity creation (selling handmade goods to urban population, micro-credit as finance), suitable employment (e.g., light engineering), ..
  7. (2/2) agricultural production increase through modern methods. Healthcare: Development of low cost diagnostic instruments, Telemedicine. Business applications of ICT & Technology. Selling low cost nutrition-added food products.
  8. (1/3) Development of Manufacturing Sector:: a. Thailand, Malaysia: Both countries have sizeable Automotive & Electrical / Electronics industry. Competence: Power, Infrastructure, Required low cost labor, Government support.
  9. (2/3) Mostly developed and licensed by foreign producers. Local producers depend on foreign engineering. Local experts incapable of producing quality marketable Cars / Electronic products.
  10. (3/3) b. India: Power, Infrastructure roadblock to development of manufacturing sector. c. Japan: Education system capable of producing engineering, business experts.
  11. (1/3) ICT for Development (with application instances): 1. Business (E-commerce, B2B Commerce [Alibaba], Job listings) 2. Finance (M-Banking, Mobile payment) 3. Healthcare (Telemedicine) 4. Education (Content sharing, Translation)
  12. (2/3) 5. Information. Digitalization. (Webification, Mapping, Search, Digital Assistant) 6. Government Services (e-forms) 7. Transportation (Car-hailing, Ticketing) 8. Agriculture (Price information, IoT Gadgets) 9. Mass collaboration on specific projects (Crisis mapping).
  13. (3/3) Companies based on above application instances and more will be built in each emerging nation (localized, local language).

Politics

  1. (1/3) In emerging nations, national systems: economic, financial, educational, industrial, are far behind currently available technology & human knowledge frontiers. This leaves room for improvement. So in those nations, political debate centers around “development”.
  2. (2/3) Political parties distinguish themselves with manifesto or propaganda of better development models. In developed nations like United States and United Kingdom, nation’s systems are close to possibility frontiers.
  3. (3/3) Debate (in US, UK) centers around policies / issues (legal or economic choices: Equality or Pro-market, Immigration, Tax, Climate change, Foreign policy, Healthcare expansion or contraction).
  4. The Head of Government only makes few decisions. Details are carved at a much lower level.
  5. As Christ becomes ruler of a nation, unprecedented creative, scientific, technological work follows.

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