Ignorance is possibility to explore new frontiers, says Sadhguru Vasudev

February 19, 2018 03:17 pm | Updated 03:17 pm IST - Hyderabad

 Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. File photo.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. File photo.

Setting the mood for the World Congress on IT and NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2018, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said ignorance should be seen as a “tremendous possibility” and that it was time for the “IT industry to invest on things that it does not know yet”.

Addressing the packed house of IT leaders from across the world before the formal inauguration of the conference at the HICC here on Monday , the Sadhguru, Founder of Isha Foundation, said if one was conscious of one’s ignorance, one’s intelligence would always be on alert. Thus, being aware of ignorance was a tremendous possibility to explore new frontiers, he said .

He was speaking on the topic of ‘Intelligence of Ignorance’. “If you just accumulate information, you tend to repeat whatever you have been doing. For your investment is not information but agile intelligence,’’ he said..

Right now the IT industry in India was still in survival mode, enjoying the benefits of human resources, he said, adding that about 70 times more business would go to hair products research than on neurosciences. “This has to change,” he asserted.

India entered the IT sector at a time where its concern was to help people walk out of poverty, he said. “But now time has come for at least a segment of you to invest on something that does not produce results tomorrow morning but will have long term consequences,” he said . Indian IT industry would be outdated very soon if they did not invested on ignorance, on things they did not know, he added.

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