GIEU Golden Temple Service: Why Do Service?
This short interview was conducted at the Golden Temple, India, with a young man who comes to do daily seva (service), along with thousands of others who wish to imbibe the special atmosphere that this Sikh place of worship provides. This Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) welcomes people from everywhere, and the majority are not Sikh. No one is denied entry who approaches with due respect.
GIEU Golden Temple Service: Dishes!
This 6-minute video addresses the question: At the Golden Temple Kitchen in Amritsar, India, how are dishes for 50,000 people washed daily, through volunteer service? This video is one of a series pertaining to Prof. Singh’s GIEU 2014 Course that will study the model of the Community Kitchen at Amritsar and prepare students to visit India to observe and participate first hand.
GIEU Course Winter 2014: Sustainable Lessons from The Golden Temple
The prezi video is an overview of the questions that will be addressed in the new GIEU course beginning Jan 2014 and culminating in a trip to India to see and do.
From Certainty to Uncertainty: The Scientific Method
The video discusses the empirical method and how science deals with inability to predict complex phenomena. What is sometimes called “miracle” for the scientist is an event with a very small probability. The underlying laws of science are fixed even when the outcome is unpredictable.
Good Life: Senses as Motivators for Technology
We examine seven layers of “the good life:” physical wellness, creativity and beauty, balance and harmony, emotional connections, self-awareness, and purpose and belonging. Since Nature does not hand us the good life, we build technology to alter Nature and ourselves to create the good life. A key to creating and enjoying the good life lies in our senses. We will examine seven layers of senses and explore how technologies can enhance them.
Semiconductors and the Age of Intelligence
Over the last 50 years scientists, technologists and users have created the tidal wave known as Moore’s law (transistor density doubling every two years, functionality doubling every 18 months) and societies around the world have transformed as a result. Smart functional devices made from semiconductors, piezoelectric materials, magnetic materials, etc. have ushered in the knowledge age. What are the challenges and opportunities from the point of view of “sustainable good life”?
Enabling Technologies of Optoelectronics
“But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” and “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that; hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. From Shakespeare to Martin Luther King, light is associated with enlightenment, beauty, love, and optimism. We will examine what great experiences optoelectronics brings to our lives through display, communication, search and fantasy.
Semiconductors and the Hunt for Sustainable Energy
The ever-giving sun sends the earth nearly 10,000 times the power humans currently use. How we divert and use this power with minimal disturbance to the earth’s ecosystem is a complex challenge. Technologies based on semiconductors contribute to solutions in three ways: 1) Convert solar energy to electrical and chemical energy; 2) provide intelligence to use energy efficient technologies; 3) provide guidance to make our journeys coherent thus greatly reducing the loss of usable energy.
Challenges Still Unmet: Sensors and Sources
Resources needed for travelling the path of any sustainable journey consist of knowledge, infrastructure, ability, energy, mindfulness and optimism. Technology has made great contributions to knowledge, infrastructure and energy. What sort of new devices and applications will provide the other resources? Can sensors cheer us up when we are down? Help us release stress? Can sensors nudge us is we are losing sight of our journey?
Age of Mindfulness: Technology as Guide and Mentor?
Agriculture age, industrial age, information age, E-commerce age and the age of robotic manufacturing – what is next? As technology creates abundance and excess (of food, goods, gadgets, information and new experiences) human wellness increasingly depends on mindfulness. In developed countries human discomfort is already being driven primarily by the mind. Technologies of imaging applied by neuroscientists show that the age of mindfulness is coming. Neuroscience, meditation, yoga and culture will couple with technologies of imaging and processing to allow us to better understand and control our mind wellness. As with the birth of other ages this will cause agonies and opportunities.
TEDx at the Nichols Abboretum
In this talk Jasprit presents ideas on “Sustainability and Yoga”. By using concepts of coherence as described in yogic thinking and combining them with a desire for active and vigorous participation in society one can accomplish remarkable goals with minimal residue.
Seven Layers of a Sustainable Good Life
Seven layers of good life based on interpreting seven dimensions of human experiences.
Awakening Your Senses
Awakening higher senses. We have senses beyond the usual five senses. These senses are needed for creativity, balance, love and connection, expression, self-expression and universality. If the higher senses are not awakened we don’t seek experiences that can greatly enrich our lives.
The Good Life: How to Use Yoga to Create a Good Life
We discuss how concepts in yoga or coherence of action can help our life journeys.