Tethers to The Past and to The Future

In my junior year of high school, while learning about World War II, I proudly told my AP History teacher that my grandfather had worked on the Manhattan Project. Alongside Fermi and numerous other brilliant chemical engineers, he helped develop plutonium-239 in the metallurgical laboratory underneath the University of Chicago stadium. On the day the... Continue Reading →

The Land of Opportunity

My best friend immigrated to America nine years ago. She left a poor region of a communist Asian country to pursue an education in London, and then a new life in America. She is feisty, opinionated, and far from the submissive type. She came to America in pursuit life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.... Continue Reading →

Smart Cities: Life Optimization or Invasion of Privacy?

In November 2017, a group associated with Bill Gates invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The smart city is set to be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies, and autonomous logistics hubs. "Envisioning future infrastructure from scratch is far easier and... Continue Reading →

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