Let’s face it, Rupee is going down, our imports are going up, economy is going down, real inflation is going up, markets are going down, fiscal deficit is going up, number of investors is going down, number of people under the social schemes is going up.
While I can go on and on about what is currently wrong with India and the sort of rot that has set in, I believe now is the time to sit down and plan our future, not for the next 5 or 10 years, but rather for the next 50 or 100 years. Because real and long lasting solutions take time to develop, evolve and become a rage. And we as a nation need to be the harbinger of the next rage, rather than a nation which services the companies involved in the rage.
We as a nation need to start putting emphasis on research and development of technology and standards, which aren’t just an enhancement or addition of current technology and standards, but rather the framework through which new technology and standards will be conceived.
We need to be at the forefront of research for 6G and 7G, even though 5G is several years away.
We need to be the nation which truly frees people from the so called smart phones, goggles and watches, by designing and developing a computer which is truly integrated in to a human body or at least is small enough to fit inside a button, so as to make a person truly oblivious to the notion of carrying something extra to stay connected.
We need to develop the technology which will eventually replace cloud computing.
We need to develop truly automated farms, which allow a single person to plow several acres of land.
We need to develop the next car battery which is smaller than most mobile phone batteries today.
We need to develop the new fuel source, which is capable of replacing nuclear power.
And we need to start the R&D processes for all these and more, today, not tomorrow or day after tomorrow, but today. Sure the next few years are going to be tough, with employment opportunities and number of people willing to do benign tasks going down simultaneously, thanks to the socialist policies of our country. However, troubling times are usually the best time to innovate and create and we have been presented with this opportunity on a platter by our beloved politicians (cutting across party lines).
So it is time we take advantage of this situation and truly make Bhaskaracharya and Aryabhatt proud.