I think I know what I am doing. I think I think and deliberate and use my brain and use my instincts to decide and do stuff or react to stuff.
In encounters outside close friends and family, in a modern society, it is often a good rule of thumb to assume banal intentions, and not to ascribe what can...
I think many businesses, hotels for example, are realizing, it costs less to hire nice people specially nice people who will engage customers online, rather ...
For many years, I have been thinking about what artificial intelligence and more generally machines can do to help us be healthier and generally live better ...
I am not talking about what do they do for fun or entertainment. This is not a “oh my god life here is so boring, I don’t know what people do here”. This is ...
As a kid growing in Iran, I repeatedly heard this saying from Ali (a very prominent religious figure, and the son in law of the prophet). In original Arabic,...
Was a long time ago, feels like a different life or a dream [was actually like 9 years ago]. I was listening to this speech by Jim Rohn (yeah the old-school ...
I absolutely understand the downsides. The Orwellian nightmare it potentially can lead to, but wouldn’t it be great if we had a means to move all humanities ...
We often complain about cruelty of time, but it is nothing compared to cruelty of space
Although I don’t have kids I often imagine myself giving advice to my imaginary kids. One of these lessons I keep telling my imaginary kids and myself is to ...
Last night Motahar and I watched Zootopia. Hands down it was one of the best Disney movies in recent history. Although the story is not very strong, it is ve...
I always wondered why when you have not used some part of your memories, it takes longer to recall them.
Sometimes you feel it, sometimes you don't
Just an instagram post, a friend of mine drew this on our office wall.
Keeping your job vs Making the company a better place which is your TOP priority?
Brain is a computation device, then what is stress.
Why hunger is still a thing?
I am not talking about car dealers
I find my life to come in these periodic shifts, moving up the normality ladder then down then up again.
Still it is next to impossible to find people
Balancing selfishness and self-development shouldn't be a problem
we need a way to live with nature and be safe
I really don't!
The robot, only cared about being conscious.
Most things in life come in clusters, in bunches. They could have been more evenly distributed, but no they are clustered.
It is surprising that even in the richest places on earth life still depends on stupid things.
It will come a time that we can control everything in our bodies.
It's because it is hard for us to understand big numbers, and to understand randomness.
It's because we don't have any good theories
It is hard to admit to mistakes, but we need to do it, and we need to make peace with it.
It is hard to find the lies you've told yourself over the years.
The more we keep our minds and bodies open to learning the more life slows down
It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are
A movie worth watching more than once. I see it in conjunction with 'Singularity is Near' by Ray Kurzweil
If we could turn parts of our brain on and off as we wanted to, we could gain both incredible insights into our psyche and unprecedented power
The majority of our decisions are based on out gut feeling, but there are times that it can mislead us badly. It is possible to end up with paranoid decision...
A photo I use as my mobile wallpaper
Not only we are very bad at persisting in our life plans and goals, we are very bad at knowing how bad we are
Most of us grow up with the idea that someone is planning the world and our lives. This has serious negative implications.
Throughout our lives, we accumulate experiences and although we can overwrite them with new experiences we cannot completely erase any of them. We need to fi...
Wallpaper: Keep Calm and Power Through The Awkwardness
Generally we learn how to leave by negative associations. By guilt and shame. This leads among other things to inability to enjoy our successes.
Brain plasticity explained
With more than half of the world's population having some access to the Internet one thinks it should be easy to find people. But it is not. It is not still ...
A significant problem amateur philosophers or anyone reading philosophy face, is arrogance caused by the sense of I understand profound things that others don't
Visual stories often misled us by letting us inject emotions into scenarios that never happen in real life
Lots of our understanding of the world that we pick up during childhood turns out to be very unhelpful in adult life or plain hurtful. One specially case is ...
or worse, fear of being perceived as a loser, even when you believe you are not
For the 1001th time I am starting to write a blog