If we look back at human evolution and skill-building, there’s one thing that’s made us evolve, build new skills, and create new habits extremely quickly, and that’s the fear of being killed.

Because of all of the threats, we could never stay complacent, because if we did, we would have died.

In the 21st century, this is no longer the case. This is because we no longer need to fear being killed, and because of that, the human race has become complacent. Complacent with the way that things are. While we dominate the world, and animals bend to our will.

Every company that has dominated a market has continued to iterate, and because of that desire to avoid complacency, they’ve become monopolies in their sectors.

Just look at google, it’s no longer just a search engine, it’s a verb. It’s in so many different sectors at the forefront of up and coming technologies. …


em·pa·thy — noun

the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

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Humans are built for communication. And much of the way that we communicate isn’t verbal. In fact, 55% of it is body language, 38% of it is how we say it (pitch, pace, volume), and only 7% is what we say.

So then, to understand how someone feels and avoid miscommunication, it’s obvious that we need to pay attention to more than just their words.

And how can we do that? With brain-computer interfaces (BCI’s), of course.

Wait… but first, what are BCI’s?

If we break down the name, brain-computer interfaces are basically in there. The goal is to connect the brain signals to a computer in order to complete some sort of operation. …


Malaria, anemia, sickle cell disease. These are all diseases that require blood transfusions. But when we look at one of the most basic components of the human body, blood, we quickly come to the realization that insufficient blood supply is one of the most overlooked problems, causing so many deaths all over the world.

Blood is universal, we all need it to live. But, the world has a blood shortage. Of 180 countries surveyed, 107 of them didn’t have enough blood to meet their needs.

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And even while people are donating blood, there still isn’t enough supply. A big part of this is because the world is relying on donations, which is an ineffective method of collecting blood. …

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Hailey Vallabh

I’m 16 year old high school student who’s learning more and more about emerging technology. I write about tech, philosophy, social sciences and personal growth.

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