Why the Underdog Wins

At the top of a water park slide, you bristle with fear, despite clear knowledge that the slide having been operational for years without an accident. During plane rides, you may recall once feeling anxious during take off and landing which may hardly be remedied by someone telling you that the chance of accident is […]

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From Love to Mind Control

This post came out of a discussion I had online with a close friend this week on a girl he likes. I’ve spent many a night helping him optimize his chances with this girl, so why not write a blog post about it? Now, I’m not one to give sound relationship advice. In fact, most […]

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Introvert Tips

Fellow introverts, we’re in this together. For all my life, I’ve been an introvert, the degree to which has fluctuated. By definition, an introvert is one whose energy level decreases with respect to time spent socializing. I was glad to find out just over 50% of the population is introverted and that introversion is defined […]

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AI Alignment: Our Power as God

If we define free-will to be the ability to alter a predetermined course of fate, the somewhat-consensus in the scientific community is we don’t have free will. The logic goes like this. Essentially, we accept that: Each subsequent action we take is the result of the current wiring of our present brain. It’s well-known each […]

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Learning Revolution

Experts have said the singularity, the inevitable time when AI outsmarts humans, is pinpointed at around 2040 to 2045. On the other hand, hybrid thinking (when we merge brain and machine) will be available in around 20 years. (20 years sound optimistic, considering the engineering challenges and the bandwidth problem. Plus, issues of scaling, cost, […]

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Commercializing Education

Imagine yourselves as a swim instructor, given the task of providing the highest quality instruction to a group of students. You’re also sharing the pool with many other instructors, who have to convince parents that their method of instruction is the best, so there is market competition on which your revenue is dependent on. The […]

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The Root of All Problems

Scarcity refers to resources and desires. The simple fact that there is less in store than our desire drives us to make choices and compete. Competition, I believe, is at best contradictory in nature. On one hand, we’re pushed to move out of our comfort zone in fear of falling behind, which we perceive is […]

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