What is writer's block? An inability to find something to write about? Or is it really a proverbial wall that your creative faculties hit occasionally? I can confidently say that it's definitely something that has happened to me more than once. That feeling when you know you want to keep going, but you're telling yourself … Continue reading The Mechanics of Creative Writing
To sum it all up, I'd have to say that my first semester at WPI has been a unique experience. I have never had the same unbridled freedom nor the same number of responsibilities to handle before. Making new friends, engineering healthy relationships, getting out of my comfort zone, have all had to happen in … Continue reading (Update) Almost done with a semester
It has been a little more than a year and I've published... ahem, 8 posts one of which is basically just a link to a lame excuse of a YouTube video that I put together. I could present a multitude of excuses. But I'm not going to do that in this post. Instead, I'm going … Continue reading Will I regret this later?
During the US visa application procedure, I couldn't help but think about why nations and national borders exist... We've made it so difficult for people to explore the rest of the world. How did we end up this way? What would've happened if we had never drawn boundaries in the first place? This blog post … Continue reading Wait, why do nations even exist?
As I'd promised in the previous article : Should you be worried about AI?, this blog post is going to be about the Turing Test or "the imitation game" as he called it. Most of the information I got for this article was from the paper that Turing had written called "Computing Machinery and Intelligence". … Continue reading The Turing Test Explained
It is not uncommon these days to look in the news and find out that another one of Silicon Valley's famous CEOs is expressing concern regarding AI. It has (rather unfortunately) developed a sort of negative reputation thanks to the Hollywood productions that are about robots taking control over the world and wiping out humans. The … Continue reading Should you be worried about AI?
Of the many things that humanity has picked up over the years, the ability to recognize simplicity as something positive is an interesting and rather intriguing phenomenon. This has even gone to such an extent that brevity and simplicity have an almost aesthetic appeal. We just have to look to the world’s most successful technology … Continue reading Simplicity
If you read the update on my recent blog post, you might know that I mentioned making a video of my trip to Koh Tao. It's more like a montage of the packed-with-excitement week in May. Koh Tao is really a tropical paradise and I am seriously considering returning this summer to become a Divemaster. … Continue reading Koh Tao video
Alright so it has been a while... 6 months and 2 days to be precise. I have to apologize to the 8 followers that I have because of my lack of commitment. At the same time, I have to acknowledge the fact that my friend, Akash, has motivated me to start writing again. I don't … Continue reading A Quick Update
It all started initially as a trip to freshen ourselves for the coming, extremely rigorous year of high school. The prospect of college entrance exams, college applications, passing examinations coupled with the previous tightly packed year of 11th Grade had left us wanting a get away. The first thing that came to my mind was … Continue reading Scuba Diving in Koh Tao, Thailand I