Could dolphins be more intelligent than us?

I was struck with the idea when travelling to Morni Hills (a weekend getaway from Chandigarh ). On my way, I saw a baboon hanging on a tree branch with the help of it’s long tail. I wondered how strong their tails were. Millions of years ago we, humans , had a tail as a body part and it disappeared over time but the same become stronger for baboons. Interesting. right?

I gave deeper thoughts to this idea. The tail disappeared in humans because we never used it. What would have happened if we didn’t use our brains and simultaneously, the other species (apparently less smart) like dolphins or rats or elephants had focused on their brain and brainstormed for their survival. Could they have been more intelligent that us in this race? I’m talking about the ability to think and analyze, which is unique to humans.

Well, there was a possibility.

Let me elaborate on this with an example – Giraffe; probably the best example for evolution. The elongation in the neck of giraffe happened over time because of the environment around it. Giraffe shared habitat with other animals and faced competition with food. In order to get fresh leaves on top, it stretched its neck.

Similarly, I believe, humans – the most intelligent species on earth mostly focused on its brain in the race of evolution to survive.  We became more intelligent with time. The humans of today posses more power than their ancestors, the ones before Homo  sapiens, i.e., Neanderthals, Homo erectus, Homo habilis etc.

But the interesting question remains… why every species have a particular trait developed over time: monkeys strengthened their tails, giraffe elongated its neck, lions expertised in hunting ?

Maybe, the answer is one of the basic necessity for survival, FOOD. We didn’t have wings to fly or paws to kill. Also couldn’t run on two legs as fast as cheetah on four legs. So, we were only left with our mind. Our mind helped us get food. We invented sharp objects to kill – to acquire food, invented fire – to cook food, developed new crops – to eat variety.

It’s difficult to claim that in future Dolphins could be more or even as intelligent as we are in the current environment, because as dolphins evolve, so would humans. We continue to use our minds way better than any other species and now, we are competing with each other – humans against humans.

But isn’t it interesting to envisage this : dolphins flying an airplane and humans bathing  in the pond with hippos 😉 😛 😀

 

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कुछ तो, है…तुझमे भी और मुझे में भी…

एक टुकड़ा प्यार , एक टुकड़ा चाँद , है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

ख्वाहिशो का एक समंदर, अरमानो की रिमझिम बारिशें , है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

जज्बातो के , खयालातों के हंगामे , है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

मोहब्बतों का एक खुदा , नफरतो का एक दरिंदा , है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

मीठे दर्द और कड़वे सच , है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

जरा सा जंगलीपना  , जरा सा बचपना , है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

हौसलो की उड़ान का एक आसिया, है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

गुलाबी सी मोहब्बत , बेकरारी सी बेकरारी, है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

डर है एक ख्वाब के खोने का , तुझको भी और मुझको भी…
पर, हर सवाल का एक जवाब , है… तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

मैं नहीं जानता क्यों,
कुछ हमारा , कुछ तुम्हारा , है…तुझमे भी और मुझमे भी…

– आदर्श

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Kuch Kisse Hai Teri Yadon ke…..!!!

Kuch kisse hain-Kuch baatein hain……Un sache jhoothe waado ki…..
Kuch ehsaas hai un lamho ke…..Aur khattii meethii yaadon ki……
Vo jaadu uskii baato ka…..vo jagna rato-rato ka……
Vo muskurana gulabi hotho ka…vo milna ankho-aknho ka……
Ye rang hai teri adaaon ke…..un khoye khoye chehro ke……
Ye muskaan hai un yaado ki……..un naughty naughty nakhro ki……
Us bhole-masoom se chehre me……kuch waqt apna barbaad hua……
Us jheel se gehari ankho me……..kuch sapno ka shringaar hua………
Vo masoomiyat uski ankhon ki…….chha chuki hai merri mohabbat me !!
Kuch nasha na poora chadh paya tha…….Kuch nasha kabhi na utarega…….
bus…..
Ek patajhad tere jaane ka……..ek barshat hai mere ashkon ki………
Ek dua jo kabhhi mai mangna chahu……bus laut ke tere aane ki…….bus laut ke tere aane ki……!!!
– Adarsh Verma
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Bichhua!

Ek baar kabhi jab…..gore se mehandi vaale hatho ne chhua….
Thodi si mehandi hatho pe lagi….par rang dil pe chadh gaya…..
Khayalo ki duniya suru ho gayi….bawrapan sa mujhpe chhane laga…..
Madhoshi ke manzar nazar aane lage…..halki si muskan labo pe chadhne lahi….
Ab, Tujhe, Na sochu to kaise….agar bhulu to kaise…..
Jab Gustakhiya sab achhi lage…..duniya suhani lage……
Jab Rang kahani kahe……….uske libaas ki…
Man matwala hua……..chhone ki aas ki…..
Jab har cheez achhi lagi…….uske ishare bhi aur tauba adaye vo….
Jab kuch ratiya gujari maine……uske khayalo me…..
Jab dosto ne bataya tujhe bichhua ne kata hai….
Thoda sa sach laga…..thoda sa dar laga……
Par dosto ne ye nahi bataya…..ki…
Bichhua ka zehar utaru kaise….us mehandi ka rang utaru kaise…..
– Adarsh Verma
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Pyar ka ‘Vyakaran’

Hum mushafir the dil-o-jaan se……
Par iss banjare dil ko kaabu kar na sake……
Pyar ke vyakaran to bahut the sune……
Par apni hi lay hum pakad na sake……..
Yu to sabko sahare diye hamne kayamato ke daur me….
Par iss bar apni hi kashti hum bacha na sake…..
Izhaar mobhabbat ka…terri chahat ka….
Hum ankho se chhupa na sake aur labo se bata na sake…
 Aur, Tum bhi bade nadan nikale…
Ankho ko padhte rahe….lekin mohabbat ka ilzaam laga na sake…..
– Adarsh Verma
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tumahre intezaar me….

Samander kinare….khamoshi ke alam me….khada mai sochta raha….
Abhi jindagi mere liye….aur mai jindagi ke liye…ajnabi hu….tumahre intezaar me……

Ek masoom sa chehra…..nazro pe pehra…
Labo pe muskurahat……..aur dekhne ka andaaz…
Aaj fir sone ki koshish me…….mai jaga saari raat….tumhare intezar me…

Jab tum saamne aate ho…..alfaaz toot jate hai…..log ajnabi ho jate hai….
Tere bas ek ehsaas se…….merii berukhi mit jaati hai…..
Kyu……kuch sawal adhoore hai….kuch jawab adhoore hai….tumhare intezaar me…..

Mai agar so bhi jau….to……mujhme tum jagte rehte ho….
Mai agar kho bhi jau….to……mujhe tum dhoodte rehte ho….
Mai tumhe pane ke liye……khud ko kho raha hu…….tumahre intezar me….

Ye duniya itni badi nahi ki…….kho jao tum kahi…..
Khojunga tujhe…….kayamat tak……..
Apnaya maine faqat awaragi sham-o-shehar….tumahre intezaar me…..

Teri jhukti palke….aur merii badhti dhadkan…….
Merii ankho me…..mere sapno me…me bus nasha hai tere…….khwabo ka……
Tujhko pane me….kahi mai musafir na ban jau…….tumahre intezaar me……

Mai muskurau terii yaad me……jagu saari raat mai……ya bheegu barsaat me….
Chupata rahunga mohabbat ke ye raaz……tumahre intezar me….
Aisehi kavitaye likhta rahunga…..dosto ko tere kisse sunata rahunga….tumhare intezaar me…..

Dilo ke jajbaat vahi hai…chahat ke andaaz vahi hai….
Kab honge laboke rukhsaar….

bade dino baad….
Aaj fir barish huyi, mai bheegta raha, tumhare intezar me……
 
-Adarsh Verma
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Half of the things we fear, won’t happen

If you are thinking that there could be Aliens which are more powerful than us and could destroy us, doesn’t it also makes sense that there could be Aliens who could be more powerful than us and will protect us and guide us to the mysteries of universe and share their knowledge with us.

And if you are thinking that AI (Artificial Intelligence ) is an existential threat to the humanity and there would be a rogue AI which can take over the world in the future, doesn’t it also make sense that there would be a good AI to stop the former one? When AI will become more autonomous like humans in decision making, they will have to fight other AI(s) with other interests (negative or positive) and just like humans.

We are afraid of loosing our planet earth because we’re wasting natural resources recklessly but what if a meteor hits earth and destroys the half of the planet at once? So why not build a new earth in stock? Ultimately we need to find a new place to live or build one. But don’t worry about that, our scientists are already working on that.

What is the reason behind the fear? We don’t know the future and we are fearful of the things we don’t understand like Aliens. The future is uncertain. Anything could happen. And somethings will happen and somethings will not in  everything you are thinking afraid of happening.

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We are going to have our own navigation system, yey!

Yes in last 3 years we have developed our own navigation system IRNSS (Indian regional navigation satellite system) or you can call it नाविक (NAVIC – Navigation with Indian Constellation) it’s an operational name given by ISRO.

There was always a need for satellite navigation system to the country but an event made it inevitable. It was 1999, when Pakistan took positions in Kargil and USA could have provided the information through its GPS but USA denied to India.

ISRO launched last 7th satellite on 28th April 2016. There are 7 satellites and first one was launched on 1 July 2013. In which 3 satellites in GEO orbit and 4 satellites in GSE orbit at 36000 kms altitude. IRNSS will be offering 2 types of services, one is Standard Positioning Service (SPS) which will be for commercial use and second one is Restricted Services (RS) for military. SPS has accuracy of 20 meters means it can detect movement of object by less than 20 meters and RS has 10 meters which can detect movement of objects by less than 10 meters. Now all the satellites in orbit and it is expected that IRNSS will operate from June 2016 onwards.

India can keep close watch on its borders and 1500 kms beyond that. See in image, IRNSS will be covering Pakistan and China completely.

 

IRNSS coverage image

In the terms of Geopolitics, it’s better to have your own navigation system than to rely on the other countries. Because in the time of conflict and hostile situations other countries may deny the service. The navigation system can be used in guided missiles and bombs.

And these days navigation systems is also in demand for commercial and civilian domain. If you want to track someone’s position or want to reach a destination you need the navigation system. Many critical services and businesses depended on it.

Other countries which have their own navigation systems are: US which operates the Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia has its own GLONASS and European Union, Galileo. China is also in the process of building Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

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