Is it really unpredictable to prevent pandemics to happen?

Recently I was reading an article about how the spread of new pandemics could be prevented. We as humans always tend to believe the first thing that is written or published and stick with the idea.

When we’ve tightly wrapped our identity around an idea, we no longer have an opinion. We are the opinion.

Humans also have a hard time tolerating ambiguity. We find it much easier to land in simple, rigid categories and stay there. Meditation is good. Meditation is useless. College is essential. College is pointless. War is…


A new study found that people who scored high in certain psychopathic traits are more likely to limit head movements.

  • Researchers have long noted that psychopathic individuals display certain behaviors during nonverbal communication, including the so-called psychopathic stare.
  • The study analyzed video interviews with 507 inmates, using tracking algorithms to measure head movements.
  • Inmates who scored high in antisocial traits — a facet of psychopathy — tended to keep their heads still.

Could you spot a psychopath by observing only their physical behavior? While an official diagnosis would be impossible, psychopaths do exhibit some telltale behaviors during nonverbal communication.

One…


Sometimes it is not enough to technically pioneer in a certain vertical or industry. Timing and dreaming are as important as technical skill sets. You can have the best technical team ever, but if you don't have the visionary and bold people in the team you will not keep up with time.

The ability to come up with truly revolutionary ideas is crucial — and extremely rare. The ability to imagine new directions is surprisingly rare for many, but others have it in abundance. …


An article from Yale University

For the last couple of weeks, I was looking for interesting developments in life sciences. Whether it is a collobıration between AI and humans, or how human behavior can be affected by data manipulation, or how microbes can affect human behavior ( that was my favorite so far, till I came across this article from Yale. )

As a newborn mammal opens its eyes for the first time, it can already make visual sense of the world around it. But how does this happen before they have experienced sight?

A new Yale study suggests that…


The recent developments in the field of AI are creating very interesting new outcomes.

We have been always focused on how AI will take over, how it will grow into something stand-alone and will take over the World. Maybe that will happen someday, but before that, there are a lot of areas where working together with an AI-integrated system can help humans.

Collaborating usually makes our work better — but keeping a team on task is not easy. Now, researchers are finding that machines can bring out the best in group work.

The ‘wisdom of the crowd’ has been acknowledged…


She risked everything to expose Facebook. Now she’s telling her story.

Sophie Zhang, a former data scientist at Facebook, revealed that it enables global political manipulation and has done little to stop it.

We live in a data world. The need for the best algorithms to manipulate human behavior and decisions is beyond a technological revolution; it is now used for asymmetric war. We don't have any power on making independent decisions or suggest/choose with our free will.

When we buy something on Amazon or watch something on Netflix, we think it’s our own choice. Well, it turns out that…


Man’s new best friend: What cats can teach us about human genetics and precision medicine

Human Genomes Are Surprisingly Cat-Like
Cat genomes are more similar to ours than those of mice and dogs, yet researchers say felines are underutilized in genetic studies of disease

Cats have genomes that are structured in much the same way that humans are, and an article published this week in the journal Trends in Genetics argues this unique quality has been underutilized by scientists who have more commonly studied mice and dogs, reports Katherine J. Wu for the Atlantic.

You can read the full article here.

There have been some researches about cats, not only how they are similar to…


Researchers want to know what they’re saying to your brain and how

Human behavior is something every industry wants to understand and even predict. How human behavior affects space usage, marketing, buying behavior? How do different circumstances affect the change in that behavior?

Factors that influence human behavior

Interpersonal factors

Institutional factors

Community factors

Public policy

I was reading a very interesting article recently ( The article ) and the research was very interesting. Stating;

The influence of our microbial community doesn’t stop there. Studies have shown that our microbiome may play a role in mental health and neurological conditions such as autism, epilepsy, and…


The frog dilemma

How to be ready to change?

We have been always told that the frogs won't jump if you put them in cold water and boil the water slowly. That was told as something that is appropriate in business life as well especially in the consultancy business. If you change the circumstances slowly everyone will adapt accordingly and no one will be against the change. But is that really true in every case?

Professor Doug Melton, Harvard University Biology Department, says, “If you put a frog in boiling water, it won’t jump out. It will die. …


The most scarce resource isn’t time or money.

It’s your attention.

Attention is a currency. We choose how to spend it, just like we spend our time, energy, and money. Unlike money, however, there’s no way to store attention for later use.

Generation Z has an attention span of about 8 seconds. That’s a few seconds shorter than the attention span of Millennials, which is about 12 seconds. This means that when it comes to marketing to Gen Z, every moment counts.

The studies show that the future of the economy, work, or health will be based on the time…

Soner Matt Haci

Writing about the future of health care and Real-estate technologies

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