A letter from Metaverse to the Universe

Had a chance to speak about regulating metaverse last week, this is something we all need to be aware of. What’s coming is a little more than what we can comprehend today. Sharing here for awareness purpose , I strongly recommend that you read the below write up.

What if I told you, a  pair of VR glasses will cause a major threat to construction, electronics,  transportation, education, fashion industries and the human relationships in just about 5-7 years from now.

You wouldn’t believe me anymore than what you would if someone had told you about the influence of internet and mobile phones on human beings 20 years back

Well, its not just the VR glasses but the metaverse that you have access to, through it, that will cause such a disruption. A disruption that will not just affect organizations or industries, cities or countries but the human civilization as a whole

What is the metaverse

It simply fakes your senses and let you experience a highly immersive virtual world where people gather to socialize, play,  work and live.

How do you know you are sitting on a chair and reading this article on your cell phone or laptop

Its through your senses of touch, sight and hearing .. The fact is you can feel all this in metaverse to such an extent you will no more want to live in the real world as it gives you access to all the  pleasures that you can only think of now, and mostly for free.

Your avatar can be taller or shorter than you are , blacker or whiter than you are. You can be of any gender or orientation of your choice. You could be a living as a king with many servants in the most luxurious private castles.

You can read newspaper in Mars, enjoy your coffee in Dubai and go for work in London in just seconds . You will not watch a movie , you will be in the movie, you will walk though the websites instead of looking at them on screens

You will no more need mobile phones or laptops, as you can instantly interact face to face with the avatar of the person you want to call and you can have your emails open in the skies.

Imagine what it will do to relationships if people can have as many partners as they want in the virtual world without anyone knowing about it and with the behaviour types of their choice

What will this do to the all the physical industries that exist today or even cities. You wont need them anymore. All you would need is a chair, a good internet connection and a pair of glasses.  And all what you will go out for is to eat or treat

I totally understand the fact that Metaverse has tremendous application in the field of awareness and education, we ourselves have done some exciting projects for clients that brought down many days of physical trainings and site visits to just a few minutes of VR experiences without the learner having to move an inch.

We have worked on projects that helped companies to test real time business continuity responses to events such as earth quakes and terror attacks which they can experience virtually instead of doing mere table top exercises.

Do technical trainings where you can dis assemble and reassemble the most complex machineries without people having to wait in queues or misplacing parts

Yet , the spread and the accessibility of this in the common space is going to change things. If we do not regulate it , society as we know it might cease to exit in just a few years

As of now laws and regulations are limited to geographical locations. In metaverse, things happen in a parallel universe, a dead persons Avatar could be accused of committing a crime or the person who created the avatar might already be dead.  Who shall be held responsible in such cases and by the law of which land shall they be judged..?

In my humble opinion there are three ways we can regulate the metaverse and we should all come together to the best we can , just as we had done in case of cloning or similiar things

  1. Top Level:
    1. Governments and leaders shall restrict the use of metaverse for educational purposes only
    2. Metaverse shall strictly be used as a paid service while common people get to access all essential services physically
  1. Mid Level:
    1. Purchase and use of Avatars should be linked and limited to a person and kept transparent.
    2. Manipulation of the minds shall not be allowed and usage of AI avatars in advertisements shall be regulated
    3. Restriction shall be made on collection of user data as even the facial expressions can be monitored in metaverse
  1. Individual Level:
    1. We as individuals should train ourselves to control our desires as all the pleasures and luxury will be just a gaze away
    2. Maintain daily time limit for the usage of metaverse and instil moral values in the our immediate circle
    3. Be thankful to every moment of our physical existence 🙂

As the dialogue in #Spiderman movie goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Today  we have great power through technology ,tomorrow it will be even more, may be a bit more than what we can handle.

But we are people of hope,  together, we have overcome many such challenges in the past and we will , in sha Allah overcome this too. And as we are taught in our tradition

Never despair of the mercy of your Lord.

Why Did the Teacher Slap Me

I was studying in the 6th standard in the village school

One lazy afternoon in the class, the teacher walked in and everyone stood up in respect. Even before the class settled down the teacher signaled me to go towards him.

Though i was a back bencher , i went to him like an obedient pet as he was famous for slapping students. But deep in my mind I always wondered how it felt to be slapped by someone.

My curiosity kept on increasing as i went near him and as soon as my face was at a reachable distance. His hand went up in the air and it reached out to my soft lower ear lobe and like a professional he started squeezing it . I felt of myself as a chewing gum for a few moments.

When he did a few rounds and i had seen enough of butterflies, he told me to go back. As i was going back, i felt like a celebrity as almost a 100 eyes were fixed on me of the classmates

I reached my bench and i was still wondering why it all happened, i couldn’t help but smile while sitting down.

Even before my bums could touch the bench, the teacher gave me yet another signal to go to back to him. This time around i was very confident of the reason and walked up to him in speed and as soon as i reached the distance of his arm span, everything started slowing down.

His hand swung up in the air like a baseball racket and with the perfection of a pro it landed right in the middle of my face, home-run!

It was because of him i realized law of attraction is real ,whether it is for a good or a bad thing.

I am sure he only had the best of intentions, but out of the deep respect we had for teachers in the village none of us students could ask him for the reason. Among all my other teachers , I wish him a great Teacher’s Day. We always learn from them.

May be this is why they say, experience is best teacher ,as even after 25 years of that incident i am still wondering why it all happened..

Can you help me with a guess..?

The Mouse in your House

A negative thought in your mind

Is like a mouse in the house

You know well the damage just one can cause

Think of having a thousand mice at once

Use of a trap can only catch a few

But prevents not more from entering anew

Find the hole through which it creeps in

Seal it at once and earn a piece of your mind!

They say we have 70000 thoughts a day. And for an average person more than half of it is negative and a lot of the rest is about trivial matters.

While it’s not easy to put a full stop to these, the best temporary solution is to drive away negative thoughts with opposite thoughts which im referring to as the mouse trap ( Eg: to pray for or praise the one whome you are jealous against).

The real solution will be to find the source of these negative thoughts and solve it from the roots which is referred to as sealing the hole in the poem (Eg: To settle a long kept partnership or relationship issue rather than to live with it while it occupies half the space of your mind)

inspired by Hemmah.net

job loss aka termination letter

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Recently happened to meet one of my old friends who was in an enviable position in a big firm. Realized he was at the height of despair now after being out of job for more than one year, and his own friends in the previous company was blocking him from getting other jobs.

His words were painful to my ears “I am planning to quit everything”.

Please do remember folks, we are living in a very fragile world where things are changing overnight and not everyone has the faith to endure these challenges.

If you can’t support or pray for X colleagues or fellow beings, at least do not harm them. If your simple YES can land them a job in a reference call, give a BIG YES without expecting anything in return and be in touch with them.

I met him even though I had nothing in mind , but just as God wanted it to be, turned out to be a very productive meeting for both of us.

I have a simple message to all of you who are in similar situations, or who might be in future

Your Determination is always two letters ahead of your Termination! and as the Qur’an states “God does not burden a soul beyond it’s capacity” and more than anything “Do not despair of the Mercy of Your Lord

Hold on you strong one..
For bigger goals, your chosen!

My Sales Interview: Where did the 4Ps hide?

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Holding my Marketing MBA marks card in hand, she asked me in the sales interview what are the 4 Ps of marketing ?

To her surprise my answer was “I don’t know “

She was like “ Is this marks card with First class scores real? How come you don’t know the 4Ps“?

As if nothing unusual happened, I told her “If you put me in front of the clients, I know how to sell and they never ask for the 4Ps.”

That day I realized knowledge of marketing is not as important as the application of it😜

I was still thinking where did the 4Ps hide while walking back with the offer!

Paperless or Mannerless

Recently me and my colleagues went for a meeting and there she was , a well dressed young professional and she definitely seemed to know almost everything!

After almost an hour long meeting, we extended our business cards then she said , no I can’t accept it as WE ARE GOING PAPERLESS.

We were about to leave and she wanted some more information to be sent to her email. She asked for a PAPER , which was given and she happily wrote her email on a full page.

We just hope , she and her organization just stop being PAPERLESS like that !

ASIF A

White and Blue Sea Picture Postcard

AS IF A GIRL BEING ABDUCTED IS NOT ENOUGH A CRIME,

AS IF A GIRL BEING DRUGGED IS NOT ENOUGH A CRIME,

AS IF A GIRL BEING RAPED IS NOT ENOUGH A CRIME,

AS IF A GIRL BEING STRANGLED IS NOT ENOUGH A CRIME

AS IF A GIRL BEING KILLED IS NOT ENOUGH A CRIME

AS IF ALL THIS IN A TEMPLE IS NOT ENOUGH A CRIME

AS IF ONE IS NOT ENOUGH A TIME

A FEW MORE ASIFAS JUST THE SAME

THIS IS THE LAST ONE WE ALL CLAIM

WHERE HAVE WE LOST ALL THE SHAME

WHERE HAVE WE LOST ALL THE SHAME

NONE BUT OUR SELVES TO BLAME

FED OUR SOULS WITH LUSTFUL FLAMES..

NOW I AM NO MORE THAN A TALE

ALL YOU SOUGHT WAS A LITTLE FAME

WHERE HAVE YOU LOST ALL THE SHAME

I PRAY FOR A DAY MY SISTERS, MOTHER ARE SAFE,

ALIVE WITH UNBROKEN TRUST AND NEVER ENDING FAITH.

Human of the Day Award!

Award-Update

I have been thinking about this for sometime 🙂

This is a short series of positive human experiences in our daily lives. We will chose the best three entries and recognize them with the human of the day awards on 31st of June

In a world that is filled with negativity and resentment, this is an attempt to observe and recognize the little goodness around us. An opportunity to enlighten the readers with that little happiness you received from a fellow human.

Post your entries as reply to this or you may share it with me in lilalistories@outlook.com

Start sharing your experiences today

With love,

https://egonsoul.wordpress.com

The Water Soul

water

Like water containers, Our bodies as human beings come in different colors and shapes. Look at a bottle, glass or jar around you, the sizes and forms are completely different, yet if you take a step further and open the jar, see through the bottle or look inside the glass you see the same content, water

Our souls are like this water. Regardless of the differences outside, deep within we are all the same. The colorless, odorless , tasteless water.

Now!. Comes the power of your choice,

Take some dirt or filth and mix with this water, it becomes an undrinkable unapproachable thing. Or take some honey and milk to mix with it, the same water becomes a desirous drink.

This mud or the milk is the character you complement your soul with, the more of which you add the kind of being you become.

Choice is truly Yours.

( Inspired by Nadim Maldar)