The Ocean

When time bends and deepens; when I am lost in the endlessness of the world, my mind takes me to the ocean. The rhythm of the gentle waves, the tireless tides, and the way in which the rippling surface seems to glitter when it swallows up or births the sun are all secrets buried within [...]

The Nostalgia of Living

In a world that happens only once, everything is both important and not important at all. But can I allow myself to believe that the entirety of our existences is nothing but a snap of the fingers, a small murmur in an otherwise peaceful sea? Humans were quick to utilize the energy of light because [...]

Individualism is Important.

Science is an interesting concept. It tries to put a label on everything and to make the unknown features of human existence universal by applying it to a formula or equation. It looks for trends, predictability, repetition. It attempts to organize everything that we are onto neat exponential, linear, or quadratic curves. Outliers are whisked [...]

The Meaning of Life?

“So, to better understand the meaning of acceleration, we have to start thinking of humans as nothing more than fluid-filled meat sacks,” my physics teacher had told our class during the first week of junior year of high school as we were learning the fundamentals of this science. I frowned as this comment: “Is that [...]

Is Reality a Hallucination?

As artificial intelligence grows more and more advanced, a very big question arises: Could machines ever become conscious? Is it possible to build a brain capable of executing the same functions as that of a human brain? At every moment that we are conscious, the brain receives many signals, which it puts together into one [...]

The Mental Void

Lately, I have become very interested in consciousness: where it comes from and what it does. (You can read my post about it here) There really is no definitive answer to this really big question, but the way I see it, consciousness is an evaluation of your perception of the physical world. This evaluation takes [...]

Our Human Consciousness

What is consciousness? Obviously, this is a very difficult question to answer since no one really knows what it is, neither scientists nor philosophers. The standard definition of consciousness, kindly provided by Wikipedia, is: “the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself,” which really does [...]