Hey everyone, what’s up! My name is Bagavan Marakathalingasivam(wow that was long)! I am a 14-year-old teenager who's interested in all kinds of emerging technologies, as well as, learning as many new things as I can!
Okay, i"m going, to be honest, this month was not the best. I would describe it as somewhat of a mountain. In the beginning, it was going pretty well, but then towards the middle of the month it started going down and I started to get less and less productive, not completing my goals and it was a disaster.
The biggest reason was the fact that there was such a huge
Highlight of the Month
Building a Moonshot Company 🤯
This month, I started working on a moonshot project with a couple of my friends, and it was a crazy amazing experience.
Our company was known as Nema. Our idea was to genetically engineer nematodes (natural decomposers) to decompose plastic. There's this bacteria known as the Ideonella sakaiensis bacteria which can do this, and so if we take this bacteria and replace one of the genes of a nematode, we have plastic eating worms..
After presenting my pitch, I could tell that we had a ton of gaps in our solution, and the judges picked out every single one of them. This was a great learning experience.
If you're interested in this idea and our company, you can check out our one-pager, article, and webiste talking about this project!
Think 10x - Your idea shouldn't solve the problem through iterations, it should solve it through 1 step.
Fall in love with the problem (not the solution) - Many people focus on their solution, but that's the thing that is always going to change; the problem won't. If you want to solve the problem, then you won't care if the solution fails. You will make sure that you can effectively get rid of it.
It's not failing, it's learning - if you realize that your whole solution won't work, that's a good thing. Woohooo you failed 🥳. You need to celebrate failure, instead of running away from it
What Have I been up to?
I've been up to a lot of things this month, but here are some of the biggest ones.
I started to learn more about linear algebra (didn't really work out), and then I decided to write an introductory article on quantum computing (you will learn more about it soon), and I think that that really helped me learn/understand what I am saying. Gotta get dem vids out... wonder what I should talk about 👀
Of course, there was the whole moonshot thing, but in general, I was working on solving problems. BIG problems. Like why my internet is so bad, and how come my charger doesn't work.... these problems are tough 😤 In all seriousness, I did learn a lot about how to approach big problems, and this is going to make my life much much easier.
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Quantum computing is arguably going to have a big impact on the future. However, it's still a really confusing topic, this article breaks down that complex topic into simpler ideas for you to understand. If you're interested in quantum, or just curious, I would definitely recommend checking this out!
You probably guessed from the title, but this is a video talking about the moonshot company and an idea I was working on with some of my friends. I would definitely, recommend checking it out if you're interested in gene editing or just want to learn something new.
It isn't the best but is still something to look at....
Mindset/Recommendation for the Month
I failed a lot this month. I don't mean that in a bad way.
Fail --> Learn --> Iterate --> Sucess
If you think that the whole point in life is the success at something, then technically the whole point in life is the fail at something.
I know it's hard to shift from a mindset of thinking failing is bad, but if you shift you will be able to 10x yourself better than you could ever imagine.
What I want you to do, is fail at least once a week (if you're up for a harder challenge, try failing every day) and learn from that failure.
But don't fail just because I'm telling you to, actually, take a risk, and don't expect failure as something to be a bad thing.
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