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Thinks about the future a lot. Founder of two startups. Lives in Singapore.

This is a long post that condenses several large books worth of knowledge and practical advice about meditation into a single read. I’ve split the content into sections, covering key topics: what is advanced meditation, the amazing long-term benefits of meditation, and how-to instructions on how to start advanced meditation…

This post is part of an ongoing series of research updates by Bambu, a financial technology company I started in 2016. The theme of these posts is predicting the future. You can find part one here, sharing the results of a survey we ran about people’s attitude towards their future.

We recently ran a question poll at Bambu to understand how people think about the future. We all have our personal intuitions about the future, of course, but does everyone feel the same?

Well, we asked 138 mostly random people from around the world and found out many fascinating things…

If you were hoping for a physics update on theories and solutions to teleportation, you can scroll down to “Teleportation methods”. But frankly, that’s of secondary concern here.

Instead, I will treat you to a dry philosophical examination of the nature of consciousness, and the problems to its continuity presented…

I wanted to organize this by theme, based on the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Sometimes described as an emotional rollercoaster, it’s safe to say it has its ups and downs. …

Last Saturday, something unexpected… something special happened during my routine 10-minute meditation. It certainly wasn’t part of the routine!

Now, for some important context, meditation has always been more of a chore for me. While I attribute a lot of my resilience and ability to manage stress to my practice…

While 2020 has introduced the world to the wonders of Zoom calls and baking sourdough, a much more nefarious new national pastime has entered our shared consciousness: day trading.

Day trading is quite literally what it sounds like. Well not trading Pokemon cards, but stocks more specifically. While the world…

Let me start by declaring my motivation for writing about a topic I have no explicit authority on. I’ve been writing for years by now, both on topics I work on with my companies, as well as topics that simply interest me. I find, personally, that writing is a powerful…

In Western media through the decades, Communism has been consistently been portrayed negatively. Usually, extremely negatively, as a great source of evil and suffering. Nevertheless, anyone who has read anything on the topic cannot help but come away… curious. …

I recently heard Sam Harris use a novel analogy in describing our potential relationship to superintelligence in the form of General Artificial Intelligence. Simply meaning some A.I. system that is not only better than us at playing chess, but better at everything humans do. …

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