Can anyone become a genius?

An answer to this question asked on Quora: Can anybody become a genius? Likely, because there is no precise definition of genius. “Imagine going back to the year 1600. Even then, Western Europe was one of the more educated parts of the planet, but back then about 20% of the population could read and write. And […]

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Wolfram|Alpha – Productivity – Math Phd IQ

Wolfram|Alpha The most remarkable TED presentation I’ve seen in a while. I felt disappointed only seeing it six years after its recording. Wolfram|Alpha is basically the ‘Deep Thought’ superhuman computer in ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’. You know, the computer which answers 42 to ‘the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything’. If that doesn’t strike you as […]

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You can learn anything!

While I’ll be catching up on math the next few months and have no idea if I will manage to pull through, I don’t want to discourage anyone from doing the same. Therefore I am dedicating this post to sum up a non-exhaustive list of inspirational material I’ve gathered the past year. Whether I succeed or fail, I will not regret my choice. […]

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