Chai-Shai Bytes: Random Ideas About Life, Google Earth and the Age of Algorithms...

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Dear Readers, 

As we come to the end of 2022, we bring to you the second edition of our newsletter comprising some wisdom about life, state surveillance, innovations, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and algorithms.

3 Reading Recommendations

Image: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 Mathematical Concept to Ponder Upon 
Travelling isn’t fun unless you get to click a perfect picture for your social media account, especially when the place is Leaning Tower of Pisa. Worry not, mathematics will help you in this bind. Read on how you can take help of trigonometry to capture the beautiful monument. | Mathematics to take perfect pictures of the Leaning Tower.

1 Crazy Idea Picking Up Steam

Image – University of Maine’s 3-D Printed Home

Through the course of humanity, we have gone from building heavy brick houses to industrialized construction that automates most of the construction process and off-loads the heavy lifting to machines. The next milestone in building homes involves constructing them from scratch, quite literally. | Bio-based material 3-D printed homes becoming the new future.

A book to start 2023 with
With Hannah Fry as a guide, this book explores the impact of algorithms on various industries and the moral quandaries of a world run by code. A must-read for anyone interested in the future of humanity. | Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry.

As we look towards the new year ahead, let's remember to take care of ourselves and each other. Let's strive to be better equipped in navigating the uncertainties of life and shape our world through ideas, empathy, and care for our planet.  Here's to a new year filled with joy, love, and all the things that bring us peace.

Wishing you a happy and healthy start to the new year! 

TLP Team

TLP Team