We Are Numbers

“I am not a number, I am a free man!” shouts Number Six at the ever-watching cameras of his prison island, in the 1960s cult TV show The Prisoner. Think about it. No matter what they say and no matter how much they assure us, we are simply a statistic to all public and private institutions around the world. And the explosion of global communications in the Internet era makes it only worse. Now we have Big Data evaluating, calculating,...

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What’s this book about anyway?

It’s about instincts and how they can guide us to personal happiness, no matter how much they deemed irrelevant by modern science and thinking. It’s about struggling against all odds and our endless capacity to overwhelm the same. It’s about a personal voyage in search of self-fulfillment and happiness, satisfying that endless urge to do and to make. It’s about self-discovery and re-invention, and that endless journey to the depths of...

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What is the question?

It’s another day of drowning ourselves into the abyss of information before us, absorbing the sensory feed, processing, and what remains is virtually nil. Ready-to-process answers to standard questions are perpetually pushed towards us through the media bombardment around us. Our minds desperately try to process these and make useful sense of them, unable to avoid the relentless bombardment. Then they attempt in vain to make useful links to...

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Freedom is consumption

As creatures we are so quick to adapt and get used to the easy. I was at a zoo recently and just like everyone else there, I was trying to catch a glimpse of the animals’ natural behavior. Yet, they were all lazing around, predators and prey alike, their natural spark lost, waiting for that next handout. Are we that different than those animals? With our natural abilities to survive in the wild completely atrophied, are we really free or...

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The Age of Wireless Narcotics

Just watch how they walk down busy streets of their metropolis, appearing all too busy, with gadgets on every limb—save one for that coffee. They are all so very busy, focused on the information coming from every direction and through every sensory organ, but are they really? They appear to focus on something, but it seems to me like their focus is on the very distraction itself. This attention-seeking bombardment of information slowly...

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Postmodern ways to sell your soul

We still keep watching the fallout from the recent financial collapse and its ramifications. It’s been more than 4 years, but the “how” is still a big question for the average folk on the street. It’s hard to fathom for a wage earner or a small business owner or an entrepreneur how these sophisticated financial derivatives work. We have no clue what those bankers did, and it honestly seems to me that only a very few of them are aware of...

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