Part 1 — Featuring humanity and it’s eager participants.

Vanité; Painting by Philippe de Champaigne

The nature of reality is seldom considered in the lives of most. Often distorted by humans in various forms of biases — a result of past occurrences and future dispositions — reality often finds itself taking up many forms to delineate what are, in actuality, unique subjective realities. But that begs the question: Is there not one reality that trumps them all? …

You have no control. All you have, is the ability to do or not do, but even then, it’s not up to you.

Futuristic cityscape; Image from Wallpaper Flare

Imagine living in a world where you don’t have control, a world upon which you are always stuck with choosing between two options for anything and everything in life. Well, guess what? You’re kind of living in it.

Hear me out with this maybe not so theoretical theory.

You are you. As an entity in a biologically-wired world, you were innately bestowed upon a certain degree of consciousness at birth. Assuming that you aren’t special, so did everyone else around you.

Slowly, but surely, humans are burning this planet. The question is, do we have the guts to save it?

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Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta… and counting.

The names before me are not victims, rather they are perpetrators—i.e, the names of the recent tropical wind storms or last year.

3 Industrial Revolutions

200 years ago, the population of the world stood at 1 billion people and has risen by nearly 700% since then. Since the 1800s, our energy consumption has gone up nearly 2700%.

Is the Human Brain Project another sci-fi ambition, or a soon-to-be reality? Only time can tell.

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In 1859, Charles Darwin published his On the Origin of Species where he discusses his theory regarding natural selection. In 1865, Gregor Mendel developed the Mendelian laws of inheritance, which he devised through his work and experimentation on pea plants. And now, fast forward to today, Henry Markram and his team are currently working to create the first ever simulation of the entire human brain onto a computer.

Wait, so he is trying to catalog a three pound blob of nerve and tissue cells onto a computer? How hard could that be?

Well, it’s actually a lot harder than one…

Screw car insurance; have you ever wanted to scale your bedroom walls with ease? Well, be sure to stick around, because science just might have the answers you’re looking for.

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We all know that Tom Cruise scaled the Burj Khalifa—in the espionage series, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol—with his revolutionary sticky gloves, but the question remains:

Is such a concept that far off from reality?

An insight into one of the most overlooked, but perhaps controversial, topics, regarding a parent’s child.

Some people say it’s wrong. Some say you shouldn’t have any control over any two sets of DNA that aren’t yours. That it’s immoral to pick and choose what ultimately becomes one of the most defining aspects of a child’s life, and with no consultation in their presence whatsoever. The ultimate question really boils down to this: Should young children have a say regarding the decisions that govern their body, especially when taking into consideration that these outcomes are the ultimate deciders of their future? In other words, should parents wield the power of making significant life-changing decisions for their…

Oscar Petrov

A curious manifestation of billions of exploding neurons. I like to think about brains and the universe. Neurotech, ethics, and philosophy are pretty cool.

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