In 1637, French philosopher and mathematician, Rene Descartes in his book Discourse on Method wrote “I think, therefore I am”. Many scientists and mathematicians will embrace this statement. But an artist is likely to proclaim “I feel, therefore I am”. Do you remember a favourite song by Lionel Ritchie? He sang “Oh what a feeling when we’re dancing on the ceiling”. What a beautiful song but what a weird feeling. Do weird feelings matter in science and mathematics?.
Owing to the advances in information technology, the world has witnessed some of the most amazing inventions ever seen. In recent times, we have been surrounded by unimaginably powerful communication devices, computers and handheld gadgets that are designed to maximize human activity. These were considered science fiction only a few decades ago.
Malaysia’s total private investments surged to a record RM139.5 billion last year. This is 24.8% up from 2011, according to Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, who made the statement at the Investment Performance 2012 Conference in February.