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What happens when the human population stops growing?

One of the most famous TED presenters was the late Hans Rosling. He was the master of statistical presentation and a deadly wielder of the long pointy stick. Hans had a talent for boiling down complex numbers into something that was not only entertaining to watch, but helped people to…

As much as we like to believe, reality is not the default

The propagation of fake news over the past few years has created wide reaching problems, elevated tension, and tearing at the fabric of a globalized society. The control of information has always been a critical tool throughout social development. One of the most widespread original uses of the printing press…

Science fantasy’s obsession with empires, lords, kings, tribes, and villages

With the release of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Apple’s Foundations a revival of classic sci-fi is upon us. But so far it’s been a mixed bag…

I’ll admit I never really grew up with sci-fi books and only read Herbert’s…

Making the world a better place was just another tagline

The latest round of the billionaire, tech mogul dick-measuring contest came in the form of the privatized space race. Bezos took the lead in the meme-o-verse with his strong Dr. Evil vibes. From the cringey belly laugh to the penis-shaped rocket it was hard not to see the likeness. All…

Covid wasn’t the worst thing to happen. It was just one more tragedy to handle.

That day I was coming home from some place I can’t remember. Probably work since it was the evening. Took my shoes off at the door. I noticed she was still sleeping. I felt sorry…

The place beyond two is filled with possibility

In the land of numbers things can get pretty competitive. Zero is often touted as the ultimate number invention even though it means nothing. Without the zero much of modern math wouldn’t be possible. It’s also a part of another favorite, the 10 which forms the global base ten system…

How adaptability and stable thinking emerges, collides, and the place best suited for each type

Recently I’ve been getting back into tennis, and I started watching a bunch of matches of the Big 3 boys: Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. As an amateur I was simply watching out of interest (and…

Exploring the concept of inertia in thoughts, ideas, and beliefs through the lens of psychology and computer science

I was talking with friend during lunch recently about how we didn’t get along with our parents because we felt more progressive than them. We talked about how my friend’s Indian background…

The Medium Partnership program motivates writers to write for writers

When I first started to dig into how to become a content creator, it was very much a slog to dig through all the legitimate tips and tricks from the ones that lure you into thinking they can give you…

Breaking things down into parts is at the heart of science, but also messes with our reality

The use of symbols in modern times almost seems like a given, like a natural part of the world around us. There are icons on every screen, logos on every device, the colorful geometry of street signs, emojis in our texts. …

Jacky Tang

A software designer-developer figuring out how the brain bits work and sharing the findings along the way

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