Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Aa Dekhe Zara

An Indian scientist has made a camera (among a few other gadgets – such as a clock) which has revolutionized the way people use camera. The camera can take a look into the future! Now I won’t go into the physics of it rather focus on the features of the camera.

Overview – A future time is fed into the camera. The photograph of the person whose future we want to see is clicked. When the negative is developed, we can see how the person and his surrounding would look at the same time on the future day that was fed into the camera.

Features – This camera is loaded with features. A few of them are mentioned below:
This camera has an in-built clock which keeps the standard time of the place the camera is in. If the camera is in India, it keeps the IST. So if you try to set present or a past date, it’d just not allow you to. Now if you go to some other country, say, the US or Thailand, it adjusts to the current time zone. When Simi clicked Ray’s photograph in India – with the time set to 5 days hence, the developed picture actually showed that he would be in Thailand at the same time (Thailand Standard Time) after 5 days! Chances are high that the camera even takes into consideration day light saving and multiple time zones in a country and any future time zone split.

The auto focus of this camera is simply outstanding. This camera ‘understands’ what the person, who would develop the picture, would want to focus on. When Ray was experimenting with his camera, he found that the both the mother and the child clicked needed to be focused on – so the photograph showed that after a day they would be free-falling from a giant wheel. When two persons are clicked and they are not supposed to be ‘together’ on the set future date, then the camera selectively gives you the future of the person you are concerned about. The best part is that you may also know the future of the persons you have not clicked. For e.g. when Simi was clicked in Thailand, we found that her under gun-point of a policeman. So, without even clicking the policeman we found his future! In mathematical terms this is called many-one function.

The camera is waterproof. Even if it is thrown into a pool from top of a tall Thai Hotel, it works absolutely perfect.

Challenges - Like all new researches there are a few challenges. The camera doesn’t have flash! So, if the light is not good, the photograph may appear dark. A blank photograph may imply that either the person clicked would be dead by the time set in the camera or there is not enough light to capture anything. It may also mean that the camera is damaged.

The camera is also not shock proof. If thrown into a well from the top of it, while a free falling person still holds the free falling camera, the camera would get damaged and would be rendered useless.

The camera accepts only future date as the input. It assume that the time one want to know about a person/thing on the future date is same as the time the picture is clicked. We cannot know future, say, five hours from now. The camera actually trains us to be in-time. If you want to know the future, you better ask the camera for it at least one day in advance (or in quanta of one day) else, the camera won't work. A clock, however, may be soon available where we can actually travel in time with the precision of a second!

Compliance – This camera is compliant with the destiny-only standard. Destiny-only standard asserts that everything that happens is pre-determined. We are just doing what we are destined to do. We are destined to see the future through this camera and we are destined to oblige to do whatever the camera predicted to do.

Now, let’s make this interactive. If you get this camera, how would you use it? Do put in your thoughts in the comments section. I am sure any and every reply would be better than what’s shown in Aa Dekhe Zara.
Let your imagination go wild!
PS: All characters (including the camera) in this article are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any person living or dead. Any similarity with anything living or dead is purely coincidental


Abhishek April 1, 2009 at 2:45 PM  

nice synopsis of the camera (and indeed a big mockery of the movie even though i haven't seen it).

ELdeaago April 1, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

This is a "safe" "circuitous" note.

Ankit April 4, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

wow...u r a v deep thinker...great creativity.

abhishek poddar April 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

feel u desperately need that camera.may god fulfill ur wish.
hope u make further improvements in that camera.

sagar May 8, 2009 at 3:56 AM  

Ok.. So now we know what Prashant is looking out for in a camera!!
It would be interesting to read what you be looking out for in your spouse. Hope you dont have to add "All characters in this article are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any person living or dead." in that article.

Btw, how about clicking Modi or Rahul Gandhi with the future date as t=5 years, or dev anand with future date as 2060?
Or perhaps Shahrukh Khan with date falling in the prime wedding season,also coinciding with IPL 3.0.. Though pretty sure he ll be dancing at weddings..

Prashant Mehta May 8, 2009 at 11:27 AM  


Yeah... It'd be great to know what Modi and Rahul would be 5 yrs down the line.

SRK - Dancing @ wedding! LOL

Looks like you reading a lot of "Demented mind"!

sagar May 8, 2009 at 11:32 AM  


Lots of influence of "Demented Mind"

Wud like to get a "Nikhil" view on it.. :)

Namrata Mahalingam August 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

God! In love with your blog! You are an amazing writer!

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