In an interesting discussion online, Yuval Noah Harari brings up one of the most subtle changes in recent human history. Namely, the increase in information processing as a result of technological advances. Mass media, and, more recently, the internet, increased hundreds of times, if not by thousands, the amount of…


Let’s start by saying that I’m an admirer of the blockchain technology and a very early observer of it. Please note I said “early observer”, and not necessarily “early adopter”. When it comes to blockchain, I’m more of a “just in time adopter”, to be honest, and not an early…


This pandemic changed our world in ways we would have never imagined before. One of the things that changed dramatically is how we work. …


The term “unintended consequences” defines outcomes that aren’t visible, or predictable at the moment of an action. They are grouped into three main types:

  • unexpected benefit — like a touch of luck, or serendipity
  • unexpected drawback — when the benefit is tainted by some inconvenient inherent to the solution
  • perverse…

During the last few days I experienced an unusual spike in activity in an area of my life’s which is relatively quiet (and it is like this on purpose, I try to keep it that way). It’s about social media, more exactly Facebook, where one of my posts ignited a…


As time goes by, we are forced to accept the reality of a new normal. The global pandemic created by Covid-19 took with it not only millions of lives, but also deeply ingrained social structures.

Among them, the modern state.

As much as we still resist the obvious now, we…


A year ago, having the police storming your place for spending time with your extended family, would have been unconceivable. Only extreme, totalitarian regimes would have resorted to something like this, and probably only in very targeted cases.

Now, this is the norm. Like, literally, if you spend time with…


First of all, people would take way more care about their opinions. Instead of keeping them unchanged for years, they might check them out at least weekly. “Hm, I feel a little bit triggered today, let’s check on my opinions down there, I might have gotten some opinion chlamydia. …


10 years ago, if you wanted to eliminate meat from your diet, you had very few options. You could obviously go with salads, nuts and crucifers, but if you wanted a more dense source of protein, you were out of luck. And I’m talking mostly about engineered protein-rich foods. Producers…


You know very well this example: if you put a frog in hot, boiling water, te frog will jump out straight away. Survival instincts will kick in instantly. …

Dragos Roua

Story teller, geek, light seeker and runner. Not necessarily in that order.

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