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Nature of Capitalism

In a bustling city, surrounded by the relentless energy of commerce, stood a majestic tree. This tree, often overlooked amidst the noise of trade and ambition, had witnessed generations of economic cycles – booms and busts, much like the seasons it weathered. It stood as a silent reminder that growth, whether in business or in […]

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Zero Sum Games are for Losers

In the bustling city of Futura, a renowned game theorist named Dr. Elara Huxley held a unique philosophy that would soon shake the foundations of society. Known for her revolutionary ideas, Elara strongly believed that zero-sum games, where one person’s gain is another’s loss, were inherently flawed and detrimental to societal progress. In a world […]

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A+I=U(T)

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.

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How to protect your money during a pandemic

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 […]

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How random events show that nothing is random

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, […]

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Electric cars & global balance of power

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, […]

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What are autonomous weapon systems and what ethical issues do they rise?

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 […]

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Threats to privacy

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% […]