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Weekly Bookmarks - Issue No 16

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The least CS-oriented set of bookmarks I've put together so far.

Here are this weeks bookmarks.

As always, all links on this newsletter can be found here.

History, Culture, and Religion

‘At first I thought, this is crazy’: the real-life plan to use novels to predict the next war

Bunch of German academics have been reading novels to predict future world conflicts, as someone who loves books and books about war, found this fascinating, maybe I can be of use to them in the future.

Babylon and the Square Root of 2

This could've been in Math as well, but, just wanted to feature this here. I think the emphasis is more about the Babylonian clay tablet and how it has an approximation for the square root of 2 embedded in it.

Is Culture Stuck?

Easily the best thing I read in the past week, something that I've been feeling a for while as well, I've been picturing it as a combination of homogeneity in culture along with a lack of change in it, this article goes further and pins culture to being stuck around the year 2008.

Tech, Science, and Math

India’s Coal-Dominated Power Market Is Tilting Toward Solar

Some good news from India, we're now pushing harder than ever on Solar, which is excellent news, some tough targets for the year 2032 have been set, lets hope we meet them.

The Future of Work is Pseudonymous

I've been looking into pseudonyminity/ full anonymity and building stuff that way as opposed to with my name, not that my name has much value, I'm just curious how it would work. Interesting article on the same.

Neurostimulation: Writing to the Brain

Some serious futurism here, an article explaining how this works and what it could do for us.

Everything else

How To Make Progress Without Goals | #145

One of my favourite topics, an interesting take on this by a guy I follow on Twitter, I did something similar a while back but, didn't build on it.

In a first, drones used to drop explosives on Jammu air base

Two years ago, drones were being used to drop weapons/food across the border according to report, now they're bombing air bases, kinda scary, but, the logical progression of this tech.

When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That’s a Moray

Honestly, included this just for the title haha.

Thank you for reading

That's all I have for this week.

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