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Just A Bunch Of Crazy Ideas

Pardu S. Ponnapalli

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Hardcover. 108 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.This book is about thoughts and ideas on a wide range of subjects. The topics include building a space elevator, new approaches to space travel, Star Trek reboot themes, ideas for energy conservation, what to do about our federal debt, modifying the game of chess and others. The following provides a quick overview of the chapters: Chapter 1 Space ElevatorChaper 2 Alternative Energies and Energy ConservationChapter 3 More Thoughts on Energy ConservationChapter 4 Gas Stations and filling upChapter 5 Luggage and Airplanes Chapter 6 Thoughts on ChessChapter 7 Thoughts on Ice HockeyChapter 8 Thoughts on Cat LitterChapter 9 Our National Debt and DefecitChapter 10 I am overweight and so are most AmericansChapter 11 Star Trek and RebootChapter 12 Thoughts about Laptops Chapter 13 Thoughts about Space ExplorationChapter 14 Thoughts on the Stock MarketChapter 15 Automatic Inform Systems for IT WorkersChapter 16 Hikers who hurt themselvesChapter 17 How to improve dishwashers This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781465353795

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Title: Just A Bunch Of Crazy Ideas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

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This book is about thoughts and ideas on a wide range of subjects. The topics include building a space elevator, new approaches to space travel, Star Trek reboot themes, ideas for energy conservation, what to do about our federal debt, modifying the game of chess and others. The following provides a quick overview of the chapters:

Chapter 1 Space Elevator
Chaper 2 Alternative Energies and Energy Conservation
Chapter 3 More Thoughts on Energy Conservation
Chapter 4 Gas Stations and filling up
Chapter 5 Luggage and Airplanes
Chapter 6 Thoughts on Chess
Chapter 7 Thoughts on Ice Hockey
Chapter 8 Thoughts on Cat Litter
Chapter 9 Our National Debt and Defecit
Chapter 10 I am overweight and so are most Americans
Chapter 11 Star Trek and Reboot
Chapter 12 Thoughts about Laptops
Chapter 13 Thoughts about Space Exploration
Chapter 14 Thoughts on the Stock Market
Chapter 15 Automatic Inform Systems for IT Workers
Chapter 16 Hikers who hurt themselves
Chapter 17 How to improve dishwashers

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The purpose of this book is to share a bunch of "crazy" ideas. There is no claim that any careful research is done. It is more like a brainstorming session where any idea that comes to mind is presented. That is why you get a wide range of topics , from dealing with cat litter to exploring space.
You may wonder what the value of this is. Maybe the ideas are all not worth much in practical terms. Or perhaps there are some gems and some real bad ones. What's the sense in me writing about these ideas?
Actually, I was wondering the same thing for many years. I have thought about writing this book for a lot of years , and never went through with it until recently.
I think we all start out when we are young thinking we are going to change the world. Especially in university, when I was studying physics, I had constant discussions with my colleagues about revolutionary ideas. As you get older, you settle down to a regular life that for the most part involves paying bills with the money you earn. Most of our energies start getting devoted to survival. Before you know it , you are wondering about managing retirement and you are left with a sense that somehow life passed you by.
The reason for this transformation from a wild eyed youngster with grand ideas to a well settled mortgage paying robot is fairly plain- most of us are just struggling to get by in life. Few of us have the luxury of picking and choosing what we do for a living. My own entry into the IT field was due to the inability of finding any physics related employment after doing a Ph.D. The job market was poor, and I looked around for a marketable job. I have done fairly well in my chosen profession, but I am constantly haunted by the thought that I was meant for something else. I suspect I have a lot of company in this regard.
It seems to me our sense of intellectual courage also wanes with age and seniority. We may have ideas that we think are worthwhile, but we dismiss them for the usual reasons:

  • People will think they are stupid (a perennial favorite).
  • I bet someone has thought of it already (yes, but they might not have voiced it ).
  • I want to stick to the safe stuff that's in the realm of my expertise.
It all becomes a tedious cycle. We end up doing something by rote, or maybe finding just a few ideas in our chosen profession that are interesting, and being content to live out our lives without a sense of wonder or exploration.
So this book is my attempt to revive a sense of wonder and speculation.

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