Originality doesn’t really exist. Every piece of original work is a derivative of something else. Art, design, engineering, most of the products we love today are a novel reinterpretation of something that was already made. If everything would be recorded you could always trace it back to source. It’s in our nature to copy. Babies … Continue reading Originality
Category: Food for thought
On good craftsmanship and engineering
The other day I was chatting with a friend who just upgraded his phone. I’ve asked him why did he buy a new phone if the other was still good enough. He said that the new one has a better camera, but he just wanted to have the newest model. I hear that a lot, … Continue reading On good craftsmanship and engineering
Can you make fire from ice?
What we imagine, is a tiny glimpse of possibility. Sometimes, we imagine something which we want to see, or see something which is not really there. Just a figment of imagination. Sometimes, our minds take us places which our bodies might never get to experience. Other times, our bodies experience what our minds cannot comprehend. … Continue reading Can you make fire from ice?
The gratitude of spoiled kids
For the past month or so I've been having some money troubles. I got here as a result of overspending on things I wanted, but did not actually need. It finally got to me and sooner rather than later I had too much month at the end of my salary. It's nothing serious, nothing wich deserves … Continue reading The gratitude of spoiled kids
Game theory of life
I wonder, I wonder... What if life is just a game? What if I am part of a very elaborate simulation? Let's imagine for a second that consciousness is separate from the body. The body is just a vessel, carrying the being inside of it. Consciousness is energy and energy is a property of matter, … Continue reading Game theory of life
Deconstruction of the self
Who am I? Am I this body? Am I how I look? Am I my name? Am I an entity associated to a place in society? Am I the spacetime I was born in? Am I my family? Am I the friends I made and the people I’ve touched? Am I the education I attended? … Continue reading Deconstruction of the self
Retrocausality, flower before seed
This is for what was and for what could be. For what could have been and what it could have become. For what I miss and for what may come. But more importantly this is for now, as this instant is the anchor for both past and present. Now is all we have. So, it … Continue reading Retrocausality, flower before seed
Mentoring: Becoming wealthy, not rich
This is not about money. If you came here looking for inspiration on how to get more money in your life, you're in the wrong place. I really don't know. But that's not important. I have no influence over your decision to continue reading, but I have one for you question before you go: Assuming … Continue reading Mentoring: Becoming wealthy, not rich
From endangered species to interplanetary species… and beyond
Humanity has reached yet another important phase in its evolution. You've probably heard that a lot lately, it's almost a cliché to hear it again. Well, get used to it as you will hear it more an more. In this ever-accelerating world we live in, progress and regress take less time than they did before. … Continue reading From endangered species to interplanetary species… and beyond
Save the planet?
For some time now I think about “saving the planet”. It seems like a very clear mission we have here, to save the plant. But, you know, I think know the planet will be just fine without us. The planet doesn’t need to be saved. We need to save ourselves from us. We need to save … Continue reading Save the planet?