Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC’s) and The Future of Money

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in” — Bishop Desmond Tutu

As the essay below will reveal, the story of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC’s) is a very interesting…

The Power of Lifelong Unlearning For A Generation Obsessed With Lifelong Learning

We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory — Louise Glück

Prologue: A Constant Struggle

It is rather unfortunate that, at most times, my capacity to unlearn continues to diminish as my mind hardens to a set of philosophies that many would characterize a ‘normal’ life. Also, a barrage of…

GPT-3, The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Humans and The Looming Takeover of Creative Processes

“We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all.”― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

On May 29, 2020, researchers at the Elon Musk, Sam Altman founded OpenAI released a…

Why The Biggest Life Hack Isn’t A Hack At All

Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Day by day, and at the end of the day-if you live long enough-like most people, you will get out of life what you deserve —

Charles T. Munger, Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit…

Why Machines Can Never Equal Humans

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it — Albert Einstein

This essay provides a framework for my readers to conduct small thought experiments of their own to come to their own opinion on whether a world ruled by robots is a possibility. My…

Why The Pursuit Of Minimalism Is A Very Meaningful Journey

Black holes are where God divided by zero — Albert Einstein

The great Mahatma Gandhi (father of modern India) had this to say about truth and non-violence: “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-Violence are as old as the hills”.

What Ancient Mendicants Can Teach Us About Life, Leadership and the Pursuit Of Happiness

As long as a human being worries about when he will die, and what he has that is his, all of his works are zero.

When affection for the I-creature and what it owns is dead, then the work of the Teacher is over — Sant Kabir

Pandemics have no…

Why It Should Not Take A Global Pandemic To Reshape Financial Inclusion Into An Urgent and Solvable Humanitarian Agenda

And, perhaps most urgently, how can society help all those people the markets have left behind?”
Abhijit V. Banerjee, Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

The CoVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a health epidemic and an economic recession later for nothing trumps the…

Why Understanding Risk Intimately Is Key To A Meaningful Life

Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don’t last your whole life — Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

People aren’t stupid. The problem is that our educational system has an amazing blind spot concerning risk literacy…

Abhishek Kothari

Writer @ The Intersection of Finance, Tech & Humanity. Stories of a Global Language: “Money”. Contributor @ Startup Grind, HackerNoon, HBR. Twitter@akothari_mba

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