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Underlying Mathematics of Daily Conversation

Every day I wake up at 3am. If it’s a weekend, however, I go to sleep at 3am. I brush my teeth, go for a run, browse Reddit and listen to Eminem. Some elderly people from nearby residences often join me for their morning walk. To ensure that I keep myself socially distant, I minutely change my […]

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Oops! Captain is Dead… (An attempt to dock a Spacecraft in 3.14 Minutes)

This is like Snakes on a Plane but on steroids. Instead of a plane, you’re on a spacecraft. Instead of Snakes, there’s a dead captain. And your mission, should you choose to accept it, would be to dock the craft right onto the ISS. With six degrees of freedom for translatory motion and six more […]

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Very Very Big Numbers – From 0 to 0% of ∞

When I was 3, 99 was the biggest number I knew of. One day I was reciting the numbers at the playground (?!) and stopped at 99 with an air of finality. This other dude said, “…aaand hundred!”, and then continued with “Hundred one, hundred two,…”, etc. This felt weird. He was wandering in uncharted […]

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AI Doctors vs Robotic Surgeons

In every dystopian forecast of the future, AI and robots steal our jobs. Humans first go unemployed. Then a robot marries an AI. They have a cute artificially intelligent robot child. This dude learns how to recreate itself. Creates a thousand copies. Teaches them vital concepts. The definition of machine learning becomes more literal. Now, […]

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How to Steal your Thoughts? (feat. Elon’s Electrodes & Math)

Please read this sentence. Thanks for reading that! Just as you read it, photons emitted by the screen hit your retina, hyperpolarised the photoreceptors, generated an action potential that started to propagate through the optic nerves. If Elon had implanted a biocompatible electrode there, he could have easily snatched your visual input and displayed it […]