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Dont't Be Evil

16-11-2020

Dont't Be Evil

Last year Rana Foroohar published a book entitled “Don’t Be Evil”. It had a sub-title: “How Big Tech Betrayed its Founding Principles - and All of Us”. The MBA – Innovation an...

A New Look at Deficit, Taxes and Government

21-06-2020

A New Look at Deficit, Taxes and Government

No one likes bearing a huge debt. It is fine to feel indebted to someone for something nice this someone has done to us. All other categories of debt bring about worries and c...

How many planets are there after all?

18-06-2020

How many planets are there after all?

 We talk about the first tiny moments of our Universe after the Big Bang discussing the emergence of structure in it, we try to solve the mystery of galaxies’ spiral ends movi...

The Sun and a New Ice Age

22-05-2020

The Sun and a New Ice Age

 We are living, it seems, through a Grand Solar Minimum. In simple words, there are no sun spots on the Sun. It should come as no surprise. After all the Sun’s has a 11-year c...

Phenomenology and Computer Science

19-05-2020

Phenomenology and Computer Science

 Computer Science as part of scientific endeavor is associated with the Cartesian method of exploring and understanding the world. It is true that Rene Descartes started his i...

Death near Trieste

18-05-2020

Death near Trieste

 On September 5, 1906, in a wonderful resort town called Duino, near Trieste, then belonging to Austro-Hungary, Ludwig Boltzmann hung himself in a hotel while on vacation with...

Kahneman on AI and Humans

04-05-2020

Kahneman on AI and Humans

A few months ago Daniel Kahneman gave an interview to Lex Fridman about Deep Learning and AI. The discussion also naturally wandered into the spheres of expertise common to Ka...

Coronavirus: Heath and Economy

20-03-2020

Coronavirus: Heath and Economy

The coronavirus pandemic is gradually becoming a major event in the recent history of our planet. Although by absolute numbers the common flu statistically looks by far more d...

Puzzles of Human Evolution

08-12-2019

Puzzles of Human Evolution

There are many questions about our origin which we still grapple with without compelling answers in sight. What happened to Neanderthals? Did we contribute to their extinction...

A New Look at Economic Growth

30-11-2019

A New Look at Economic Growth

The last two hundred years have been phenomenal if it comes to development in all possible dimensions (except the spiritual and several others, some may contend).  Economic gr...