One of my favorite ways to pass time is to have intellectual debates with people who I find interesting and, more often than not bring very alternate views to the discussion. I choose them selectively but suffice to say, I have had my fair share of conversations and am always on the lookout for more.
One such recent event involved a sit down with Shara on the idea of how a unified world would come into being and if the democratization of data through technology is the right way to do it. To give the discussion credit, it did start off with us debating about the use of race-based politics within a country and how it serves ( or hardly does serve) a purpose to improve the country as a whole. In Malaysia, race-based politics is a norm so much so that we have different political parties representing the major races in Malaysia. While one could always dismiss the use of such a notion easily, I decided to play devil’s advocate with Shara just to see where the conversation would lead us and wow did it take off.