One night after some intense games of foosball(or Table Football/soccer as some of you know it) and seeing the most random variations of ping-pong, a couple of friends and I went to a friend’s place to see a movie. After violating our meal plans and a good 20-minute argument, we finally decided to watch Avatar.

Apart from blue people riding horses and giant birds with their ponytails, what intrigued me the most was the carriers. I don’t know why but I thought they were the coolest thing in the world! And they could potentially be a reality soon!

Then I…

Space, the final frontier

For every sci-fi fan, going to space has always been the ultimate dream. Some work really hard to go and achieve that dream to go see what else is out there in our solar system and unless you are an aspiring astronaut, Elon Musk, or a billionaire; the dream of seeing the solar system in front of you might stay a dream.

But that dream can be a reality!

How you ask?

With the power of Augmented Reality! …

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or hibernating, you have probably heard of, or even used this amazing new technology called Augmented Reality. If you have seen many futuristic science fiction movies, you probably have an idea of what some of the goals are for the AR industry. AR can be implemented in almost any industry, and it’s being done right now!

Augmented Reality in Avatar

But what is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality is exactly what the name suggests, it is when a different reality is overlayed onto your pre-existing reality using certain devices such as smartphones and smart-glasses.

Some of the best times of our lives are spent with our friends watching movies. But some of our worst times are spent deciding which movie to watch and these life-altering decisions are usually made by seeing one picture on a wall. Even though it is said that “A picture is worth a thousand words”, is it enough to decide how you will spend the next couple of hours of your life?

But what if that picture on the wall became a video and those life-changing decisions became much easier to make?

That is where my app: Vue comes in!

Using the app on your phone you can…

How Apple marketed itself to become worth over a trillion dollars and a household name.

Photo by Serpstat from Pexels

The year is 2007 and the location is San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center.

Towards the end of the keynote, a man walks onto the stage. A man with a minimalist look, gray hair, circular glasses, a glimmer of excitement in his eyes, and pride in the way he walks.

He presents some statistics about the company’s performance in the first year and brings it to an end. Only to say the following sentence:

And there is one more thing

Whereas you would expect a crowd to be bored, this crowd was more intent at this moment than ever before.

That is because every time this man said he has one more thing, he…

The factors that made Silicon Valley

One of the greatest tragedies of human history is World War II.

The death toll worldwide is estimated to be around 90 million, if not more. Millions more served as casualties and had their lives completely ruined.

During the war, we discovered how far human violence can go. But we discovered more than that. We discovered how far human intellect can go as well.

While soldiers were on the front lines putting their bodies through the horrors of war, scientists in their countries were putting their brains to the test to give their side an edge.

One such scientist at…

The Definitive Answer to

If you were to buy the internet, here’s how much would it cost you!

During an insightful conversation, one of my friends asked me — how much money I would need to buy the internet?

If you do a quick google search, it’ll tell you that the multi-billion dollar tech giant Cisco valued it at $19 Trillion. But that was in 2014, and incorrect today.

It will take at least a couple thousand more of these boxes to make $19 Trillion | Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Its been 6 years and a lot has changed. So if you wanted to buy it in 2020, how much would you need in your bank account?

Well, first we need to get clear on two things.

First, the value that the internet provides is much more than how much it is worth(measurably in dollars). Someone can go from…

Why COVID-19 will be humanity’s last pandemic

Including the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had 5 pandemics since the start of the century. That’s 5 pandemics in 20 years.

If you don’t know what a pandemic is by now, it’s a disease that is prevalent globally. The last 5 pandemics were: SARS, Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola, and the current COVID-19.

Honourable mention: HIV/AIDS but the WHO calls it a “Global Epidemic”

Infographic by Nicholas LePan on VisualCapitalist

But the first-ever pandemic in recorded human history was the Antonine Plague in 165–180, and after 1900+ years, we’re still being greatly affected by pandemics.

Why is that?

This is due to our approach as a species.

We have adopted a heavily reactive approach to major issues, look at global…

Before I tell you how blockchain will revolutionize Cybersecurity, let me explain what blockchain is:

A Block in BLOCKchain is basically made of 3 things: the data stored in that particular block, the hash of that block, and the hash of the previous block.

If it helps you visualize, think about how a cube has 3 measurements: the length, height, and width. Similarly, a block has 3 components to it.

The hash is like an identifier for a certain block which is calculated with the data inside the block. …

Now that you have cleared some major misconceptions, lets lay the foundation to build your multi-million dollar empire!

If you haven’t, I recommend you go read my previous article first, about clearing some misconceptions you might hold:

Okay let’s get down to business

Its all about assets.

Let me ask you this, you just bought a new house at 27, is that an asset or a liability?

Photo by Ярослав Алексеенко on Unsplash. Interestingly some sources say that Millenials won’t actually own a house until their mid to late 30s.

Now that you have an answer, hold that thought and let me define some key terms in that question.

Asset:

Noun | /ˈæs.et/ | something valuable belonging to a person or organization that can be used for the payment of debts.

Liability:

Noun | /ˌlaɪəˈbɪləti/ | the amount of money that a person or organization owes; legal responsibility for something.

After reading these definitions, does this change your answer?

If…

Ariful Islam

Tech enthusiast and AR developer on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

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