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18. The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do. Edward Tenner (@edward_tenner). #my2018reading #books 1/9
The book is an exploration of technology-enabled efficiency and the many ways that seeking short-term efficiency undermines innovation and, in the long run, efficiency itself. 2/9
Following a similar path to that in earlier work on unintended consequences of tech, Ed reaches the same conclusion as @timoreilly & others: that the best future lies in using technology to augment human abilities, not replace them. 3/9
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The BBC Believes You Only Read 6 of These #Books...How many have you read? Many have read "To Kill a Mockingbird", but how many have read Emile Zola's "Germinal"?
On a literary basis, at the very least, my @Twitter community rocks! Evidence - tweeted and otherwise - suggests my friends and followers here are "far above average", across many walks of life...
One of the pleasures of @Twitter (sprinkled betwixt the challenges!) is discovering how diverse and inspiring this global community continues to be. Thank you for that! Hoping your weekends give you a moment to curl up with a good book! :)
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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