The Fourier Transform

When I studied engineering, the topic that I found the most philosophical value in was The Fourier Transform. It blew my mind as it took a complex, crazy, unruly world of waves in the time domain and transformed it into an orderly world of discrete frequencies and phases where they could be easily understood and manipulated. I remember realizing for …

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Social Trust Based Transactions in Tanzania

   These are keys to my Lexus 4WD and my 3 bedroom apartment with a view of Mt Meru. I haven’t signed any papers so far. And hardly fronted any money. CAR  8am – I text a guy that rents out cars. 10am – he shows up at my door, hands me the keys and leaves. I ask, when do …