The Final Battle

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
An eminent scientist is challenged by a humanoid robot in a verbal combat which lays bare irrationality, inconsistency and senselessness in our lives which we have learned to accept.
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About Nagraj Rao

After completing Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jodhpur , obtained M.E. in Power Systems Engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department of IISc in 1970.Worked for 31 years at BHEL Bhopal and Bangalore in the Industrial Systems Group dealing with Drives, Controls, Automation Systems, Project Engineering for Industrial Projects. In 1995 moved to Electronics Division of BHEL Bangalore to Head Semiconductor and Photovoltaics Dept. After this long stint in BHEL, became advisor for a Dept. of Science & Technology -TIFAC project on Hydrogen Energy involving Production and Application of Hydrogen including Fuel Cells. Went on into teaching Non Conventional Energy Sources in RV College of Engineering, Bangalore and later was Professor and HoD of Electronics and Communication Dept. of East West Institute of Technology Bangalore. Have keen interest in Energy in general and Renewable Energy in particular. Reading interests- general books on mathematics, physics and astronomy. Deeply interested in listening to Indian classical music.Now into English to Hindi translation of Children's Books and Popular Science and Technology Articles.

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Robert W. Fuller reviewed on April 5, 2013

In "The Final Battle" a very smart robot confronts a very accomplished human being about the inconsistencies and errors in the conventional religious and philosophical wisdom of our time. It won't spoil the story to know that the robot makes mincemeat of the human because the moral of Dr. Nagraj Rao's short but compelling book lies in the robot's reasoning. This incisive little book can serve as a starting point for conversations on the role of religion now and in the future.
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David H. Keith reviewed on March 11, 2013

Dr. Rao brings up some interesting and crucial points here. Sadly, I feel he has only begun and should continue this story. Frankly, I am most curious about the UNO's conclusions and subsequent recommendations. Believing as I do about my fellow humans, I doubt much would change except a new god would be born, a new messiah proclaimed, and the beat would go on. Still, one can hope.

Technically, it is obvious Dr. Rao is not a native English speaker, but that really doesn't matter. His grammar and other gaffes are relatively inconsequential and easily overlooked.

Dr. Rao has crafted a timely and thought-provoking story. I applaud him and heartily recommend this wee book.

David H. Keith
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