Favorites: Storytelling [Part 05]

Birthdays: Me: July 4 (Independence day, United States), Sis 1: Sep 16 (Independence day, Mexico), Bro: April 23, Sis 2: October 22, Mom: October 5, Katrina: July 16, Melissa: October 4, Selena: July 22, Maisie: April 15, ..

Favorites: Storytelling [Part 03]

1. Academia 2. Industry. I wanted to invent the future. Plus bd/developing – ecommerce, Tele-health, etc. technology transfer / invention. (all engineering, physics, chemistry, bio, economics – academic research, industry)

[Development: Government role gets bigger; For-profit bigger; Nonprofit for economic development smaller; Philanthropy remains/bigger.]

Managing Complexity

Managing Complexity In Your Head

Finding it hard to understand a complex phenomenon?

How do you manage complexity in your head?

1. Visualization / Imagination

Imagination by Katrina Kaif


‘The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination’ – Imagination by Katrina Kaif

Language and words are discrete. Visualize, so you see ‘all’, ‘the whole’ at once.

  • Organization
  • Connected Structure – how parts are connected to form the whole; what happens when a part is changed.
  • Chunking

2. Abstraction

Create Abstractions to help you see whole in terms of abstract concepts, when it’s hard to see ‘whole’ at once.

  • Visualization is usually top-down; creating abstractions can be done both bottom-up and top-down.
  • Recursive definitions are one type of abstraction.
  • Naming.
  • Concept borrowed from Computer Science; applicable across disciplines.

3. Generalization



‘Have a good day , and a great week , and just a wonderful life in general ! ‘ – Generalization by Katrina Kaif

Abstract classes and classes of behaviors into Generalizations.

Science is all about discovering generalizations.

4. Systems Thinking

Divide the whole into systems and the systems into sub-systems and their interactions – Systems Thinking.

5. Knowledge Ontology

Organize generalizations into Knowledge Ontology.

Move up and down between Multiple Levels Of Abstractions.

Concept borrowed from Artificial Intelligence (AI).

6. Point of View / Perspective


Perspective by Katrina Kaif

Find new Points of view from which to look at the domain under consideration (examples include how American Physicist Richard Feynman found new way of looking at interactions between light and matter which helped him discard infinities and formulate QED).




‘Seeing the world through different glasses’ – Point of view, zooming in and out by Katrina Kaif

  • Understand part (representative element / elements) to understand the whole – Part – Whole.
  • Lens tool – “zoom in” and “zoom out”.







‘If plan A didn’t work stay cool, the Alphabet has 25 more letters’ – Google Alphabet by Katrina Kaif

  • Problem – Sub-problem
    • Examples
      • Recursion
      • Dynamic Programming
      • Mathematical Induction


  • Individual Element – Whole 
    • Examples
      • Matrix Multiplication: individual element = respective row * column
      • Proof of Inclusion Exclusion Principle.
      • Coloring Principle (Problem Solving Heuristic)
      • Telescoping Tool (Mathematical Problem Solving; Series Summation)
  • Local Behavior – Global Behavior
    • Invariance Principle (Problem Solving Heuristic)
      • Change in individual states – Invariant Global function.
    • Iteration in Computing
      • Thinking in terms of change in state in an iteration.



At the end of the day: ‘Hold on, I’ve gotta overthink about it!’ – Managing complexity by Katrina Kaif

Movements and Missions, Principles To Live By

Movements and Missions. Principles To Live By.

1. # Empowerment Of People

2. # High Quality Education For All

3. # High Quality Health Care For All

4. # High Speed Internet For All

5. # Internet For Mass Collaboration 

6. # Entrepreneurship Development

7. # Finance And Banking For All

8. # Employment For All

9. # Lets Build Nations

10. # Democracy For Nations

11. # Free Market Economy For Nations

12. # Ensure Ease Of Doing Business 

13. # Freedom Of Expression

14. # Empower The Poor

15. # Equal Dignity For All   # Justice For All   # Uphold Human Rights

16. # Minority Rights   # Black Lives Matter

17. # Maximizing Happiness And Feelings As Meaning Of Life

18. # Promote Innovation And Creative Expression

19. # You Receive According To Your Deeds

20. # Mutual Trust And Cooperation Among Nations   # Bilateral International Relations

21. # Nuclear Weapon Free World

22. # Bio And Chemical Weapon Free World   # Eliminate Weapons Of Mass Destruction

23. # Combat Climate Change Through Tech Innovation

24. # Youth Empowerment

25. # Social Media For Societal Transformation

26. # Women Empowerment    # He For She   # Gender Equality   # High Quality Education For Girls   # End Forced Child Marriage   # End Violence Against Women

27. # Build Stronger Families

28. # Stop Extremism Led Violence

29. # Say No To Corruption    # Financial Transparency

30. # Stop Organized Crime

31. # Stop Drug Trafficking

32. # Arms And Gun Control

33. # Stop Human Trafficking

# Nuclear Weapon Free World


  • Iran (Elimination of Future Threats).


  • North Korea.
  • India and Pakistan: Bilateral agreements for gradual decrease in Nuclear arsenal.


  • Agreement: United States, UK, France, China, Russia & Israel.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (2016 – 2030)global_goals_logos_chart


#Roman Catholic Church

#Sufism   Dawah Movement 

Important Links:

“Marrying a Prince not a prerequisite for being a Princess. (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoZuMb19RJ4)” – Emma Watson on Twitter (Feb 22, 2015).

@EmmaWatson Queen  (Twitter link)

প্রিন্সেস শামিতা তাহসিনকে লেখা চিঠি – ২৮

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – এরা এক বছর আগেও আমাকে দেখত – Bangladesh Politics এর “Rising Star” হিসেবে – তৃণমূল (Grassroots) থেকে উঠে আসা একজন!

Western World আর Latin America তে আমার Influence বাদ-ই দিলাম – Bangladesh -এও আমার Influence পুরোপুরি জানত না!

আমাকে দেখা হত – Grassroots থেকে উঠে আসা একজন Leader!

Mr. Abe আর Mr. Modi দুইজন-ই drawn হয়েছে “শুধু” আমার লেখা পড়ে। 

লেখা দিয়ে Heart-এ পৌঁছেছি। 

আর President Xi Jinping আমার কথা প্রথম জেনেছে Family-র একজনের কাছ থেকে!


প্রিন্সেস শামিতা তাহসিনকে লেখা চিঠি – ২৪


Princess, Catholic Church র Father রা লক্ষ্য রেখেছে আমি যাতে বড় লক্ষ্য নিয়ে কাজ করি। কারণ, “ও যা চায় করতে পারবে, যা হতে চায় হতে পারবে – শুধু লক্ষ্যটা বড় রাখতে হবে।”


Father’রা ভাবল, আমাদের Christ তাহলে CS র লোক!

[Think this way: Someone comes to you and says, Jesus Christ is a CS Major!

Church Fathers look at me from that perspective.]

ওরা জেনে নিল CS র সবচেয়ে Advanced, Significant কাজ কোন sub-field-এ হচ্ছে।

সবাই suggest করলো – Big Data.

Father রা চাইল, আমি Big Data নিয়ে কাজ করি।

আমি তখন বাংলাদেশে। ওরা suggest করলো Big Data দেখতে – CS আর Applied Mathematics দুটোর উপর emphasize করলে সবচেয়ে ভালো হবে।

আমি CS এর যেহেতু – ওরা দেখতে চাইল, আমি Google, Facebook, Apple আর Amazon র মধ্যে কোনটাকে Prefer করি। ওটার-ই Dominate করার কথা।

দেখা গেল Google.

2013. Why is Google Building A Robot Army?

এবার Father’রা ভাবল, Christ কে Christ এর মতই হতে হবে! শুধু CS নিয়ে থাকলে তো চলবে না। ওর Medicine, Life Sciences এর দিকেও যাওয়া উচিত।

Google কে suggest করলো, Life Science Research, Anti-aging এ invest করতে।

Google তখন Anti-aging Research এ invest করে। Established হয় Calico [1]

US Department of Defense এর লোকজন ভাবল, Tahsin কে দিয়ে United States’র জন্য Military Robot বানাতে হবে।

Defense Research নিয়ে Plan জানিয়েছিলাম – Military’র কেউ injured হওয়ার চাইতে Military তে Robotics এর আরও বেশি use হওয়া উচিত – Fighter Aircraft-র বদলে Drone ব্যবহার করার মত।

Google কে suggest করা হল – Boston Dynamics (DARPA funded) [2] সহ আরও কিছু Robotics Firms কিনতে।

2013 এ তা-ই হল। Google ৮টা Robotics Firm কিনল [3]

এগুলো হল ঘটনার পেছনের ঘটনা। ( Why is Google Building A Robot Army? [Popular Science] )


“The Search giant is launching a venture to extend the human life span”

Sept. 30, 2013

Sept. 30, 2013

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