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1. Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits.

One of the first things that James Clear emphasizes is that success is the product of daily habits, not once-in-a-lifetime transformations. Nothing is an overnight success. What appears to be a moment of success from the outside perspective is actually the result of consistent, hard work.

A dirty room is the outcome of lazy, pack-rat tendencies that go unseen and by the wayside. A gold medal finish is the result of months of training, strict dieting, and a good sleep regimen. By looking at success through this lens, it becomes clear how to tackle success in life. …


What Is The Best For Your Pet?

For a conscientious pet owner, the question of what to feed your furry friend is one of the most important. Some say a pure kibble diet is perfectly fine — others suggest that pets should primarily eat meat, like their ancestral forefathers.

So which is it — and what does science have to say about it?

To answer that question, we have to take a journey back in time to visit the history of how dogs and cats came to be humanity’s friends.


A cost comparison of farmed meat vs. cultured meat

What is Cultured Meat?

In recent years, cellular agriculture — a technology combining tissue engineering, biotechnology, and molecular biology has transformed from a relatively obscure scientific application to a solid alternative to traditional agriculture.

In cellular agriculture, instead of raising livestock with feed and slaughtering them once grown, meat is grown by extracting cells from the animal non-lethally and allowing them to divide in a lab. This method of growing meat is projected to use 95% fewer global greenhouse gas emissions, 98% less land use and up to half as much energy (Forbes).


Different Scaffolding Materials in Cellular Agriculture

Imagine you are trying to build a house, but you have no idea of the shape you want the house to look like — no scaffolding, no plan, and no blueprints. When your builder goes to build the house, he basically does whatever he wants, sticking different boards together, putting nails here and there.

Your house is probably going to look like a clumsily-put-together, half-collapsing shack. The thing about clumsily-put-together, half-collapsing shacks is that no one wants to live in them.


Turning Sick-Care Into Healthcare

Imagine a world where people don’t have to get sick to get cured. Where people have the peace of mind to never worry that disease might catch them off guard. A world where people don’t have to have their lives shattered by a single visit to the doctor. A world where people know exactly what is going on in their body and can take action early and effectively.


How To Build A Unicorn Company

1. Aim For Monopoly

Build a one-of-a-kind company that is so differentiated from its competition that it’s not even competing. Don’t try to outcompete your opponents. Don’t try to make products that are really similar but you pretend have something unique about them. Don’t even try to “disrupt”. Chances are, if your company can be summed up by its opposition to already existing firms, it can’t be completely new and it’s probably not going to become a monopoly.

I know you’re wondering, “I thought that competition was a good thing!”. In capitalist societies that we live in now, we’re often hardwired to think that…


An Introduction to Cellular Agriculture and Cultured Meat

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The World’s Most Inefficient Machine

Let’s say I gave you a machine that granted you $3 for every $100 you put into it. There isn’t a single reason in the world you would use that machine. It’s 3% efficient, and it’s eating your money every time you use it!

Well, what if I told you this is exactly what’s happening at an industrial scale around the world 😱. This machine’s name is agriculture. Specifically animal agriculture.

I’ll get right to the issue. Cows, chickens, pigs — all the juicy meat that we produce and love to eat — they’re terribly inefficient. Animals SUCK at producing…


Creativity: Uniquely Human

Art — the ability to create something original, to use one’s unbounded creativity and imagination — it’s something that we humans like to believe is unique to us. After all, no other animal or computer thus far has come close to matching the artistic skill of humans when it comes to realistic paintings.


This is Tesla’s self-driving Model S.

Now besides the fact that even the idea of a self-driving car was unheard of until very recently, one has to wonder how does a self-driving car actually work? I mean we are trusting our lives — and the lives of our friends and family with what is essentially a bundle of metal and circuits. The answer, unfortunately, is very complicated and includes a variety of components such as radar, LiDAR, GPS localization and more. Nevertheless, at the core of the self-driving car’s brain is YOLO Object Detection.

Now in my last article, I talked about convolutional neural networks…


Vision — It’s Complicated

Take a look around the room right now. Everything you see, all the colours, shadows, objects you can recognize — all that is possible because we as humans can see. And, as it turns out, we’re pretty good at it. Human eyesight is clear, focused, and long-range, one of the best on the planet, and rivalled only by predatory birds like the falcon. …

Freeman Jiang

Futurist, I write about things that I find interesting

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