A Court for King Cholera’ — scene typical of the crowded, unsanitary conditions in London slums, Punch cartoon, 1852. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

The Cholera pandemic during the early 1830s hit France hard. It wiped out nearly 3% of Parisian, and hospitals were flooded with patients and doctors who could not understand the disease. At the end of the plague, France, along with Britain, subscribed to the industrial revolution. Anyone who has read “Les Mesérable” knows the pandemic also contributed to a political revolution.

The city poor who were hit hardest by the pandemic exploded against the rich who fled to their country homes to avoid contamination. France saw political instability afterward.

So how will our economy boost after the pandemic?

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In May 2020, Microsoft sacked dozens of journalist to be replaced with AI. “This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, re-deployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic,” said Microsoft. Not everyone remembers, but before covid 19 humans were anxious about there jobs because of “Robocyplse”. In early’s 2010, the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, described countlessly in research papers and books, seemed to invite a new wave of job destruction. Yet covid provided several options to employers- to work from home, do the job safely…


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A pandemic can have some harsh side effects on our society. One of them has been a surge in extremist ideology, as reported by the New York Federal Reserve last year. The report written by Kristian Blickle examined how the cities in Germany that suffered most deaths from influenza in 1920 later voted in an unusually large number for right-wing extremists, such as Nazis. Several studies recommend that there has been a trend in online search for extreme content in past years.

So what books people might be consuming? To find out, researchers examine the literary habits of the far-right…


Ransomware represents the challenges and delicacies of cybersecurity.

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A group of hackers by the name of REvil declared that they had broken into Quanta Computer, a Taiwanese company that assembles several Apple gadgets made of sensitive data.

According to hackers, Quanta refused to pay the ransom, so the group directly addressed Apple. The group continued to posts several sets of diagrams of Apple laptops and suggested that if the tech company did not pay the ransom, more secrets would be revealed.

Apple was just the tip of the iceberg or a victim of the booming cyberattacks and ransomware. Similar attacks happened on hospitals in Ireland.

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Last year New England Journal of Medicine published a report in which it observed more than 10,000 patients throughout America, suggesting that pulse oximeter used overestimated blood-oxygen saturation more frequently in black people than white.

Healthy human beings have an oxygen saturation of 92–96%. In this report, some patients who registered that level according to the pulse oximeter had a true saturation of less than 88%. For Black people, that happened 12% of the time- three times the rate at which it occurred for white participants. Therefore, according to Dr Michael Sjoding of the University of Michigan, the study leader…


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Cameras have become sharper, processors are more powerful, and networks are more powerful than ever. Instagram, launched in 2010, made amateur photographs look professional. Similarly, TikTok has made it simple to edit videos. Facebook in April launched a recording tool that aims to similar features that Insta does for amateur photographers. The internet is a free distribution of information and content has made it conceivable for this output- rants, slangs, videos, and photos that define categories.

Yet apart from a few so-called “megastar influencers” on social media, most creators receive no rewards/revenue other than likes or claps. Facebook, the world's…


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Sultan Sulieman, the magnificent, introduced coffee in Turkey. But little did he knew that one day it would expedite the empire’s demise. When Sultan deployed one of his men ( Özdemir Paşa) to govern Yemen, he came across an energising drink called “Qahwah”. He bought it back to the empire, where it was an instantaneous favourite.

A palace had its own coffee master, who will have tens of assistants helping him grind Arabic beans into an extra fine powder, today known as instant expresso. It was boiled in copper pots called cezves. The resulting drink came as bitter, black and…


The Relationship Between Information And Crime Has Changed

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The world’s most famous detective shared a fields view; Sherlock Homes had an extensive library full of criminals and their crimes. The readers followed him- a delight that makes crime fiction one of the most fantastic genres with information at its heart. Similarly, in novels, the trend has continued.

The Metropolitan department, which has continued to guard Washington DC’s streets since 1861, retails each crime’s annual detailing. American homicide detectives record details of their cases in murder books, which are then referred for future consultation. …

Kabir Kalia

I write about politics, books, Artificial Intelligence and International Relations. Always keen to diverse my knowledge.

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