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  • The Great Hack (2019)

    “You set out to connect people and you are refusing to acknowledge that this same technology is now driving us apart.” This quote just summed how social media has transformed from a technology to connect people into a weapon to divide society. And this movie telling the story behind it quite well.

  • Eulogy

    It was Steve Jobs, I remember, who said, “Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.” It came to me lately this uneasy feeling that I’m not quite able to explain, even to myself. It’s not necessarily haunting, but it does follow me everywhere. It’s been weeks, if not months, that this feeling…

  • Social Inertia

    It seems that everybody nowadays wants to change something.  We can tell that by looking at growing number of startups founded, ‘innovative’ products launched, or initiatives -well, initiated. It’s like literally every day in news we hear new startups being reported, new gadgets being promoted, and new social projects being campaigned -not to mention how…

  • Paradox of Learning

    The whole point of this writing is to talk about my experience when I was learning extensively about subjects I’m passionate at, while ignoring the conventional, obligatory campus’ credit system. I’m a social student, yes, but that doesn’t stop me to study computer programming, design, film theory, and variety of other subjects like astrophysics, economy,…

  • Dunkerque (2017)

    It was that moment, when I watched “Interstellar” for the 20th times,That I realized I didn’t just like to write or to read.More than that, I’m fascinated with stories.Tell me stories, and we are best friends.   So, this is the movie I had been waiting for more than a year, and in my case,…

  • From Mars with Love

    So, the other day I had an ‘assignment’ to read this quite popular book called “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”. It was a re-read, actually, since I’ve done reading it about two years ago but had to read it again – just because I learned nothing back at the time. The book…

  • Why Do We Love

    I said it once and I’ll say it again: it’s uneasy for me to talk about this subject, no matter at what emotional state I currently have, in love or heart broken. For me love is an abstract subject which once I dive into and try to write about it, it feels like I was…

  • Origin (2017)

    When you’re already very familiar with a style and mind of an artist but he’s still capable of making your jaw dropped with his new works, you know that he is a great artist, right? And I think Dan Brown is still no exception.

  • Stoics

    There’s a chance you are having problems lately, or at some point in your life, that you think it was the worst part of your life. It can come in many ways; whether it was a broken heart, betrayals, family problems, financial problems, schools, works, friendships, relationships, or any failures that dragged your mental down.…

  • Things I Just Learned About Artificial Intelligence

    I’m aware of the existence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for years. In short, it is an advanced technology that designs computer to mimic the way human brain works. It is able to perceive data the same way we see the world –see surroundings, listen to audio, understand language; then analyze and make a quicker decision…