Seyone Chithrananda, Harsh Sharma

Social Capital is a financial holding firm and formerly a prominent venture capital (VC) firm founded in 2011, that aims to tackle hard problems like cancer, space exploration, and climate change. They currently focus on backing companies through special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC), with a thesis…


This essay is heavily inspired by Andreessen Horowitz’s bio fund, and their stance on biology and computer science. You can read more about them here.

The world is built off of evolution. Over millions of years, species evolved from single-cell organisms to organisms that each consist of nearly 32.7 trillion…


‘I think therefore I am.’

This legendary quote from Descartes may seem vague and confusing, but it was a realization that came from his unique, subjective approach to philosophy.

Rene Descartes was a 17th Century philosopher, and a fierce rationalist. During a time in which most philosophers validated their theories…


While most of us think that we are cohesive and conscious beings, this is actually the opposite. Can you remember a time where you’ve done something or acted in a way, where upon reflecting on it, you realize it didn’t make sense? If you answered yes, thats completely normal. …


Imagine that over 2,000 years ago, there were once three people: a powerful emperor, a renowned playwright and advisor, and a slave.

These three people had very little that connected them in terms of where they stood in society. …


Around 600 B.C.E. in Ancient China, there lived a mysterious man who grew up and served in the Zhou Dynasty. His name was Laozi. …


Imagine you’re walking across a swamp in Southern India, and you come across this beautiful, bright pink lotus flower:

You look at it, and think, ‘how could something so beautiful bloom from murky, ugly swamp water?’

But the thing is, most humans are like a lotus flower. They’re born in…


Seems like a lot of people want to enter real estate nowadays!

When you search ‘how to be’ on Google, the top result that comes up is “How to Be Happy”.


The allegory of the cave is one of the most famous dialogues from Plato, and has had a major influence on Western philosophy. It is a passage from Platos The Republic, and is about the nature of philosophical nature at the time. …


When we think about some of the most influential and remembered people of the Greek and Roman Empires, most would imagine the likes of Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great, or an individual with confidence, poise and sophistication.

Seyone Chithrananda

16-year old machine learning developer interested in hard-tech, biology, and philosophy.

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