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As living creatures, we really only have two objectives: living and procreating. By virtue of this, increasing the global life expectancy should be our biggest priority from a humanitarian perspective.


Preface

As the climate continues to deteriorate, the need for innovative, electric solutions is rising. And not just any old tool, we need electric solutions that are more viable than carbon-emitting ones.

However, there’s still one hurdle that we need to overcome in order to achieve this ambitious goal: impotent lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries have become the key limiting factor in several innovative technologies today — the main problem preventing mass entry of potentially world-changing technologies.

Disrupting lithium-ion batteries would not only significantly improve our global ecological footprint, it would also genuinely improve our innovation output.

The Future of Transport

This is probably the most…


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The need to think effectively is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. As our challenges become progressively more complex, the bar for creating effective solutions needs to be raised if we wish to alleviate ourselves from our biggest burdens.

At the root, solving problems really just boils down to applying various frameworks and mental models to create a solution. As we gain experience and knowledge, we adjust our frameworks and mental models to prevent previous failures from occurring again, all while aiming to repeat previous successes.

Each framework and mental model has its own approach to solving problems. First principles…


There’s no question that René Descarte’s philosophy is unique. Often regarded as the “father of modern philosophy”, Descartes uses objective and irrefutable evidence to argue his claims. While many philosophers such as Fredrick Nietzsche and Socrates depended on their personal views, Descartes was one of the few philosophers who argued using facts solely.

Perhaps the most unique characteristic of Descartes is what he argued for. …


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Frederick Nietzsche is perhaps the most controversial established philosopher to this day. Partly due to the misinterpretation of his work, and to his aberrant ideas, most of his philosophy isn’t accepted in conventional thinking.

I truly see this as a loss to humanity. In fact, I’m willing to argue that Nietzsche’s one of the most innovative thinkers of all time. And after this article, I’m willing to bet that you’ll agree with me.

So let’s start with his most controversial ideas: extreme fascism and nihilism.

As it would happen, Nietzsche wasn’t even a fascist. He absolutely despised anti-seminisim. All the…


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A case for edge computing

Edge computing is often frowned upon by Internet of Things (IoT) developers. Although the practice reduces latency of data aggregation, it is extremely resource-demanding and prevents centralized data processing and collection.

That being said, edge computing allows front-end programmers to perform data processing with the tools that they are already comfortable with. Simply put, edge computing drastically facilitates the data pipeline for a much broader range of developers than status-quo methods.

This is all the more true for novice developers that are just beginning to dip their feet into the field. …


The Internet of Things is the staple of Industry 4.0, along side AI, Cloud Computing, and Big Data. IoT takes traditionally offline objects, such as a chair, and applies sensors to them to improve the experience of the end user. Unlike data engineering, IoT allows for a seamless, personalized experience by actually acting upon real-time data.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. That’s a whole lot of buzzwords, but what does that actually mean; how is that beneficial? To make things easier, let’s go back to the chair example. …


Despite being by far the most dominant species on earth, humans are not by any means self-sufficient. We depend on a lot of things for both our survival, and general wellbeing.

In recent years, a lot of these things — such as royalty, religion, and colonization — have become frivolous. Most necessities in human history have become less of… well, necessities over time. Our technological advancements have reduced our demand for these entities by increasing their supply.

There are two essentials, however, that don’t — and will never — fall under this category: water and food.


Human progress is at an all time high. More people are connected than ever before, conflict rates have been the lowest in history, and literacy rates are the highest. Massive technological, scientific, and social developments are taking place every day, and the world is becoming more inclusive with everyone.

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The greatest hinder to our progress

We, as a society, are very proud of this. We celebrate our current advancements so much, that we don’t actually question if we could be making more progress. Now don’t get me wrong, being grateful for our world is not a problem; what’s concerning is that we’ve unconsciously become dependent on…


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This article is in collaboration with The Knowledge Society (TKS), a human accelerator program designed to create the next generation of Elon Musks and Steve Jobs. We are providing free, in-depth, reliable information to the public about Covid-19 and how best to equip yourself against it.

The Pandemic

There’s no denying that 2020 is a time that will undoubtedly be inscribed into textbooks as one of the most important years in all of recent human history.

The supersonic progression of the coronavirus (Covid-19) is sending waves of terror across the entire globe, with tens of thousands of cases being announced every day.

Arnav Shah

14 y/o working on PCV13 distribution in low-income countries

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