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…


em·pa·thy — noun

the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

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…


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.

And even while people are donating blood, there still isn’t enough supply. A big part…


Why do we, as humans, think and act the way that we do?

There are so many things that make us who we are.

Think of yourself, would you say that you’re you because you like soccer? Or maybe you like knitting? Is it the podcasts that you listen to? Or the people you meet?

There are aspects of our genetics, as well as the environment that we grew up in and surround ourselves with that play a huge role in our personal development.

Over the past few months, I learned about different approaches to tackling this question. I researched various theorists in psychology, sociology, and anthropology. …


The earth is running out. Running out of crude oil, that is. We consume almost 4 BILLION tons of crude oil every single year. That means that we could run out of oil in ~50 years. That’s terrifying since we rely so heavily on oil.

One of the biggest reasons that we’re so close to running out of oil is because we don’t exploit our sustainable resources as much as we should. We don’t exploit the sun’s energy or the energy of photosynthesis. …


When we write in English, our words and our stories are compromised of letters. 26 letters, to be exact. We’ve become so good at understanding the meaning between different words, how they can mean different things based on the way that the letters are arranged.

But when it comes down to it, you probably don’t know all that much about the letters — or should I say chemicals — that make up your body. 4 base chemicals support life. That has created everything living around us.

Isn’t that insane? …


A fun (but scary) fact: 1 out of 2 people will get cancer within their lifetime. Isn’t that insane? And yet… no cure is 100% effective. This deadly disease takes almost 9.6 million lives. Every. Single. Year.

We’ve been trying to cure cancer using our immune system since the 19th century, but in recent years we’ve been getting extremely close. In fact, we’re learning more and more about how we can manipulate immune cells so that they act as therapeutic agents (treatment) for cancer, and the science that supports immunotherapy treatments is stronger than ever.

The big question: Why doesn’t…


Women all over the world blame themselves for well, everything. Whether it be that their date didn’t show up, or their coffee spilled, women have the tendency to harness the negativity and perceive those very actions as their own fault.

Unless it wasn’t already clear, that is not the key to success.

I recently started reading this book called “Hey Ladies STOP apologizing” which was written by Maja Jovanovic, and it has given me incredible insight into the way we apologize and blame ourselves for things that aren’t even our fault.

Which you can buy here :)

She has touched upon so many intriguing topics including…


Essentially, life is pointless. One day, you are going to die. Homo sapiens will be extinct, and the world is going to be gone. Everything that you’re doing right now is basically meaningless.

So how do you make the best of the very limited time that you do have on this planet?

It can be broken down into two categories:

  1. Forming good habits
  2. Understanding your “self”

HABITS

We all create habits, they start from the second that you’re born. Your habits dictate your entire life. They can be either good or bad. …


I think it’s crazy how we’ve optimized almost every process known to humankind over the years, but we’re still getting animal products the exact same inefficient way that we’ve done forever.

So, how do we optimize the food industry? Well, cellular agriculture is the answer!

The human population on earth is expected to grow to 9.7 billion people by 2050 and that means that we need to increase our food production by between 25–70% to accommodate all these people. …

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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