Capitalism, often considered a product of human invention, might not be as detached from the natural world as one might think. Delving deeper, we can discern striking parallels between the principles governing our market-driven economies and the laws steering life in the wild. Let’s uncover the intricate ways in which nature and capitalism mirror each […]
Zero-sum games are those in which the gains of one player are exactly offset by the losses of another. In other words, the total benefit to all players is constant, and any gain by one player necessarily comes at the expense of another player. These games are often portrayed as highly competitive and cutthroat, with […]
This equation is intriguing, isn’t it? But no, it has nothing to do with Artificial Intelligence. And this post was not written by ChatGPT either. This equation defines the geopolitical strategic playbook run by several nation states for the last 50 years. Let me explain.
So you are sitting at your home, you stacked your fridge, you have your home supplies (toilet paper!), some books, some games and the things to keep you entertained during the quarantine. You can’t really move outside, more so if the situation gets worse. However, your money can. You can actively protect your money from […]
When you toss a coin, you place it in a certain starting position on your fingers, you apply a certain force with your thumb to the particular edge of the coin, it starts rotating within a specific air pressure and movement, only to fall on a surface with a given elasticity and friction. An algorithm, […]
An anecdote has it that during the Industrial Revolution, electric cars lost to petrol over the range of travel — many cheap workers had to be transported to the factories and back, from rural areas. Electric transportation didn’t work outside of big cities, hence production & research focused on the more universal combustion engines. Fast-forward 100 years, […]
I wrote this paper in 2008 for an ethics class at Oxford University Computing Laboratory. The original pdf is available here. Autonomous weapon (AW) systems are a new and rapidly developing branch of warfare industry. However, autonomous weapons are not devices that belong strictly to the XIX century, in fact some authors date the birth of […]
I wrote this paper in 2008 for an ethics class at Oxford University Computing Laboratory. The original pdf is available here. The rapid development of computer industry amazed everybody — both the IT experts, government, and society. This unexpected evolution of hardware, explosion of various software and growth of the Internet (in 2000-2007 between 100% […]