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.

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 not so long ago . Realised, he was at the height of despair now after having lost his job for more than a 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 and support them with at least words of encouragement, if not deeds.


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 bigger than 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, you are 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 !