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Bionic hybrid age may well be flickering to life. Naweed I Syed

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Dr. Naveed I Syed is a world renowned scientist of Pakistani origin and the Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Canada.He is the first scientist to connect brain cells to a silicon chip. Dr. Syed has travelled worldwide giving lectures and presenting presentations about the human mind and his mini chip. One of the most important contributions of Dr Naweed was to ‘connect brain cells to a silicon chip’, the first scientist to do so.

This opened up a field of unimaginable potential bringing artificial intelligence to the next stage. He estimates that science fiction type ‘Machine Men’ may be developed in one or two decades, with the use of his silicon chip.The discovery ‘Brain on a chip’ is a major step in the research of integrating computers with human brains to help people control artificial limbs, monitor people’s vital signs, correct memory loss or impaired vision.

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Being able to monitor the dialogue between cell and silicon chip is a crucial step toward one day manipulating it, raising the possibility of neurochip implants that can help restore sight or language after a stroke, or repair neurons that malfunction in a wide range of brain disorders, from Parkinson’s disease to Alzheimer’s.

Until now, the Calgary group had conducted most of its research on cells taken from rat and snail brains. Snail neurons, Dr. Syed said, are four to 10 times the size of human brain cells and easier to manipulate on a chip one millimeter square.

“That’s what the dream really is all about .where a man made device can be integrated into living human tissue and become part of it,” Dr. Syed said.The humbling part, he said, has been the complex wiring of the human brain.”A lot of people still think bionics is science fiction,” Dr. Syed said. “It’s not. It’s already here.”

More in the feild of Neuro Genetics. The Man Who’s Building a Computer Made of Brains ,IBM cracks open a new era of computing with brain-like chip .

Tech Mela to hit the Shores. #TECHFEST

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Google has initiated its support and has announced the largest web shopping festival in Pakistan,Referred to as the ‘Tech Mela’ or like i would say a TECH FEST!! , the online shopping fest will be ,the first of its kind in the country’s already gigantic e-commerce market.Tech Mela is scheduled to run for a duration of 10 days, starting by the September 11 and will end on September 20. Tania Aidrus,Country Manager South Asia Frontier at Google says;

“Pakistan’s mobile industry is really taking off with more and more people coming online and using their smartphones as their primary Internet device,”

She added ,It is absolutely the right time to hold this virtual shopping festival just before the traditional holiday and festive period of Eid ul Azha and what better way than to hold it online where the next wave of buyers will be congregating.

Tech Mela will focus on exclusives, special deals and attractive discounts on smartphones, gadgets, data and voice plans that will only be available online during the duration of this event.

Notes: http://techmela.com/ ,https://www.facebook.com/Tech.Mela/

Majestic Pakistan .Glimpses into the lives by Brandon.

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Brandon Stanton famous for running a pictorial blog (Human’s of Newyork) has visited Pakistan, he reached  in July 2015  and started posting pictures of pupil living in pakistan detailing there lives. The latest pictures on his page are from the beloved Mega Metropolis the city of Karachi . A premier Tourist , Fun and Dinning Destination.

Brandon, Started his journey from the North of the city the Hunza, traveled across into the South towards Islamabad ,Lahore and Karachi shared Beautiful stories from his own lens of day to day lives of Pakistanis craving love and affection . His work was appreciated by many Pakistanis who had thanked him at presenting a positive picture of Pakistan, the work which our media has failed to accomplish over several years. We Pakistanis will always remember the positive work Brandon did for us .His pictures shared that Pakistanis unlike the most nations of the world are  similar and demand and strive for peace. Not only Pakistanis, but foreigners too thanked Brandon for showing them the brighter side of Pakistan.

See his posts Pictorial galley below ( All Rights Reserved ):

We thank Brandon for the blissful visit that he paid donot forget us spread love and peace . An anonymous source, quoted by The Express Tribune and The Nation claim that not only has Stanton visited several cities in Pakistan he has already left too. We bid him farewell for those interested in Helping and Assisting the pupil in need can send advise and generous donations at email: honypakassist@gmail.com. Thanks love from Pakistan.

Notes:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Pakistan/TravelGuide-Pakistan.html

https://www.facebook.com/hunzaonfoot?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/humansofny

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

http://www.embassyofpakistanusa.org/consa6.php

Textile Juggernaut aka ‘Kapray’ making head way.

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As his twitter handle says ,Kapray the brands CEO and Seasoned Entrepreneur Mr Faisal Saya , commented, “My vision was to create a brand that could not only compete with, but out do the international brands that everyone looks forward to in Pakistan. He is a visionary who has had numerous years of experience leading Al-Rahim Textile which is a leading textile manufacturer and exporter from Pakistan with a modern, state of the art plant & machinery to produce quality products, towels, bedding and kitchen linens.

Kapray is basically a clothing brand that covers everyone’s needs, includes Men, Women, kids and Home ranges in its collection including but not limited to shoes, bags, stitched clothes and unstitched fabric.Kapray is an seamles channel brand offering trendy ,fast fashion retailer. Since Kapray controls its processes in the supply chain starting from fabric construction to the finished product,it ensures high quality and aims at exceeding customer expectation.

After numerous years of planning and getting the formula right .Kapray launched its first ‘MEGA STORE’ on 5th July 2015 in Dolmen Mall Clifton Karachi. The launch event featured a star studded red carpet event attended by a host of glamorous celebrities /models including Abbas Jaffery, Sarwat Gillani, Ahsan Khan, Azfer Rahman, Kiran Khan, Rubab Ali, Nadia Hussain to name a few.

Notes:

https://www.facebook.com/kaprayonline/timeline

http://www.kaprayonline.com/index.html

https://twitter.com/Kapray_Online

https://instagram.com/kaprayonline/

Entrepreneurs can save #Pakistan.

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Mr Ishrat Hussain

Mr Ishrat Hussain

This blog is  repost from http://startup.org.pk/

Entrepreneurship is the need of the hour. A good number of jobs are created by small and medium enterprises. Entrepreneurial-minded people are the ones who drive the economy of the country. Entrepreneurship is a way of life. The people who are exposed to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more potential to exercise creative freedom, higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. This is one of the major reasons many veteran business people, public officials, economists, and academicians firmly believe that inculcating a dynamic entrepreneurial culture will not only maximize individual success rate but also collectively, economic and social success on a local, national, and global scale.

Startup magazine  had the honor of meeting the former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Ishrat Hussain. The celebrated banker and economist is currently the Dean and Director of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

The following words of wisdom will be a treat for all the aspiring entrepreneurs of the country.

Startup: What does entrepreneurship mean to you, sir?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: There are some individuals who are prone to taking risks in their lives. They do not want to do a 9 to 5 job but they want to start their own business by recognizing some of the opportunities which exist in the market and which can be translated into a commercial proposition. That is what I think entrepreneurship is.

Startup: What is the role of an entrepreneur in the economy and the society?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: You see, the entrepreneurs, they are successful, although the success ratio of entrepreneurship all over the world is very low. They create multiple jobs. They bring about innovations. They bring about new products, new processes, which do not exist. And this is how the economic transformation takes place: by bringing in new ideas and translating them into new products and processes. This is the role of entrepreneurship in the economy.

Startup: What do you think should be the characteristics of an entrepreneur?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: The characteristics are variable. They are not fixed. There are some people who are not very good at creativity but there are others who are good at creativity but they do not have market sense. Although the entrepreneur may not be completely self-sufficient but if they work in a team, they can bring a change. Most of the startups have been successful where there is teamwork, where different skills are complementing each other. And that ensures the larger degree of success, as far as outcome is concerned. But no individual knows both the creative part as well as marketing and finance strategy. Therefore, you must have some teamwork in order to start the business.

Startup: What are the sources of entrepreneurial ideas?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: Sources are people who are keeping their eyes and ears open and they find out that there are some rare opportunities, which are knocking on their doors. They will seize that opportunity and try to bring that into a culmination. However, if you are very much, which I call as “bound by tradition and conventions” and you are not looking around, then you will never be able to find those opportunities. Therefore, the mindset has to be very different as compared to those who are conformist. You have to be non-conformist. You have to challenge the conventional wisdom. All the scientific research, inventions and innovations have taken place when the existing theories had been challenged and new ideas had been replacing those old theories and practices.

Startup: What sectors do you feel are the greatest source of entrepreneurial activities?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: All sectors! We have here people who are doing food. They are doing beverages. They are doing trade, agro-processing etc. There is no dearth of sectors. This is an economy which needs big boost, as far as, both economic growth and income distribution is concerned. If you go to the rural areas, you will find that the way they are distributing their inputs into agriculture is insufficient. So if you are an entrepreneur, you’ll look at this opportunity and say, “How can I do a better job as far as the distribution of these inputs are concerned?” Or, if I am a farming person, then I know that the water is being wasted in irrigation application. So if I can have some way of introducing, let’s suppose, sprinkler irrigation, whereby I can conserve and use the water more efficiently; my incomes will go up! These are the ways an entrepreneur can make some of the contributions in a struggling economy.

Startup: What does wealth mean to you?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: Wealth is both intellectual wealth as well as the financial wealth. Most of the people concentrate on financial wealth, but they do not realize that intellectual wealth really creates the financial wealth. If you have very good ideas, you translate those ideas. I mean, look at the largest companies today in the world; it is Google. It is Facebook, yahoo, Apple, Microsoft etc. They are all been generated because of intellectual wealth and not because their parents, their ancestors were very rich people. They started from scratch. They were college dropouts! Some of them were very young, 17, 18 year olds. And today they have an empire which is larger than ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP (British Petroleum) which are using the natural resources, which is hydrocarbon. So you see what is the importance of intellectual wealth which is required for the future also. The bottom line is, it’s all about what is going in your mind and how that mental process creates something useful for the society.

Startup: How can small and medium enterprises help alleviate poverty in our country?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: As an entrepreneur creating jobs, you are not just going for “one job for one person”, but one person is creating multiple jobs. Even if one person creates 10 jobs, you have a large impact on unemployment because unemployment is reduced to that extent. But if you work for a company, you are the only one who is employed. What about the others, who are not selected by the company? But if you are creating your own company, you may employ 10 people. And if there are a 100 companies, you have a multiplier effect! Therefore, poverty is reduced to that extent.

Startup: How can entrepreneurship manifest in the early education?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: School level is very difficult because they have to be given the basic education. But at college level, you can have them exposed to the ideas which other people translated into action. That exposure itself will make them think. It is the thinking process, which is very important. It is not whether you are a scientist, an engineer, or whether you are a technologist, but it is what is going on in your thought process, which is very vital. Right from college days, you realize that I have to do something on my own, rather than go for an employment. You start thinking in a very different way. So it is the mindset, it is the attitude which is different among those who want to train themselves as entrepreneurs and those who want to train themselves for 9 to 5 jobs.

Startup: So does it mean that an entrepreneurial education develops the entrepreneurial mindset?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: Yes it does. Not everybody gets it but 10 %, 15 % of the students, who are exposed to entrepreneurship training somehow or the other, do think differently. It’s a slow process, it doesn’t happen overnight.

Startup: What is role of government and policy makers in entrepreneurship?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: Nothing much, you just pay the level fee and you do not create any obstacles in the way. The Indian government did not know what the IT industry was doing and that is why that industry took off. If the IT industry was strangulated by government policies and regulations, India would not have done so well. The government should keep its hands off because creativity and innovation are to be given free hand. There is a lot of experimentation. There are a lot of failures. You learn from your mistakes and try again harder. So there is no room for government or government policy. The only thing I would like is that they should not create obstacles. They should have the enabling environment in which this innovation can nurture itself.

Startup: What is the entrepreneurship ecosystem according to you?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: The ecosystem is that people are not given procurement orders on the basis of who-you-know but what the quality of the product is. You should not always say that anything which is produced by multi-national corporations is of superior quality and anything produced by a new entrepreneur is of low quality. You should give chance to everyone to compete. Competition really is the name of the game and you will realize that those who can succeed, then they will expand. Nevertheless, if you do not allow them to take part in the competition, then it is never going to happen!

Startup: How do you feel entrepreneurship has changed over the years and what do you think the future holds?
Dr. Ishrat Hussain: I don’t think it has changed in any way. There were entrepreneurs all over Pakistan for the last 67 years. There will be entrepreneurs in the future but the nature of risk taking will change. The people who are getting a lot of confidence for what they are doing, they will continue to experiment. They will continue to expend. However, those who are weak minded or very timid, if they fail, they will completely get out of this business. They will not try again. So it is perseverance, it is persistence, it is patience; these are the qualities which will help you whether you are in the 1960s or you are going to be in 2020s! There are no rules about it. Anything which is going to make a difference to the existing way of doing things or filling a vacuum or a gap which exists, then entrepreneurship will survive.

Notes :

http://startup.org.pk/strategy/entrepreneurs-and-economic-development/