CategoryPhilosophy

Should you worry about Artificial Intelligence? Data Scientist’s perspective

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My mother still uses an old Nokia 1280 phone because it’s so hard her to grasp the appeal of a touchscreen phone. Why do our parents have a very hard time adapting to even really straightforward and simple new technologies. Are they dumb? Believe me. We are just as dumb as they are. The reason for this is that the technologies advance in an exceptionally exponential phase which makes it extremely...

2 Rules for Immortal life

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What are we doing here on this dirt we call earth? Living in a sliver of timeframe… Being a fleck on a fleck in the unfathomably vast universe… What magnificence does our lives have to the grand plan of gods? In a previous post, we discussed how to sensibly spend the time we have on earth and recover our personal time by managing all the tasks and chores. But why do we want...

Time : 4 steps to optimise your most precious resource

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I love my dad. He is one of the hardest working people I know. He always used to say — “Don’t go to gyms and burn calories without an outcome. Do some work in the garden or house. You’ll get some work done and also become healthier”. And you know what? He was absolutely completely wrong… Time is an extremely precious resource for us. Comparing to the age of the universe, you were given 0...

4 Years A Rebel : How I grew away from Socialism

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Before becoming this wannabe corporate hotshot, before marriage, before UNI, even before getting selected to the UNI, I was a rebel. Socialist, Anti-religious, all the cliches and a small cherry on top. I was working with one of the major socialist political organisations in Sri Lanka starting from age 16. We were having courses about socialism and meetings about current political situations. It...

The Greatest Nation Never Was

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Sri Lanka is a proud nation. A little too proud maybe. Although the following blog post is addressed towards my fellow Sri Lankans, we all can learn something from the issue at hand. Pride. Remember how we learned about our Sri Lankan heroes who fought and defeated the English? Remember how we learned about our great kings who carved rock mountains and built amazing castles? Wise kings...

Un-tortured artist : Was Van Gogh Blessed with Success?

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They say that most successful people have a tortured past. A bitter beginning. Some extreme set of circumstances that shaped them, forged them and made them rise above all. They’ve seen the worst, felt the worst and decided to put a step forth and fight. Their burning desire to challenge the world which wronged them, has driven them to the very top. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I’m not one of...