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In the year 2030

July 26, 2010 by

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Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and one of the founders of string field theory. He also believes that many of the technologies we now consider science fiction will be possible in the future. Last year, he gave a presentation titled “The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and […]

Why are pasta sauces non-patentable?

July 17, 2010 by

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Most people think patent laws are a good idea. In fact, most people view patent laws as a crucial part of a modern society. Without patent laws, they say, there would be no incentive to produce anything new. We would be stuck with a handful of old ideas, and progress in all areas of creativity […]

Why we should value effort, not luck

July 1, 2010 by

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One cognitive bias most people have is that they hold in high esteem those who were born with good genetics. For example, if someone is born with good looks, we tend to value them more than less attractive people. Similarly, we value naturally intelligent people more than less intelligent people. But when we do this, […]