There’s no denying the fact that our lives are increasingly moving online. And for a good reason too — the convenience offered by online services is unrivaled.
For example, cloud storage eliminates the need to carry around external USB drives. Cloud computing ensures anyone can get access to powerful hardware while being affordable and easily accessible. And the list only gets bigger.
But the same convenience also opens up the doors for security issues. Relying on a third-party service to hold your private data and files means that in the event of a targeted hack or system glitch, your data…
Crypto is the latest hot topic around and it’s been gaining a lot of interest recently. You’ve likely heard about it while browsing the web or talking to your colleagues. But what exactly is crypto and why is it gaining so much attention?
Crypto comes from the Greek word ‘kryptós’, meaning hidden or private. To understand what it is, you must understand the concept of blockchain and the basics of cryptography (crypto is short for cryptography, after all).
Blockchain is a secure digital data ledger. It’s purpose is to ensure that it’s data is publicly accessible to anyone, but no…
Silence, they say is dark and beautiful.
Dark and beautiful?
They say it’s a dead end with life in it.
Dead end with life?
They say it consumes you and makes you want to crave for it, more and more.
Consumes you and makes you crave for it?
I find no sense in it, do you?
Silence is peaceful and destructive. It’s like a seed you sow inside of you; the more you take care of it, the more you nurture it, the more fatal it’ll be. But, in that zone of silence and quietness, you inhale more, you think…
— A poem by Arushi Rautela
remember; how often,
the skies poured down,
and the stars whispered,
of a world, yet to be known.
so as you lie,
upon the timber sheath,
remember to embrace,
the upraised wings of death.
because like a river,
meeting its home; the ocean,
you’ve nothing to fear,
reaching the abode of all,
“ He has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and often time we call a man cold, when he is only sad. ”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When you look into his eyes, what do you see?
A little boy who wishes to play;
a young lad who has to struggle to secure himself a place in an institution;
a man who has to work hard each day of his life to feed his family;
an elderly man who wishes to be free of earthly life and sins?
But, oh — you blind your eye to his soul.
There’s a tale that you tell yourself.
The tale of your eight year old self.
The tale that forces tears down your cheeks.
The tale that leads you to to the never-ending woods of self-hatred, self-criticism, and low self-esteem. The tale that pushes you over and over, till you stumble upon the question, “Why?”
Today, my fellow earthlings, allow me to talk to your conscience. I want you to feel the space around you. I want you to tell yourself a little enhanced version of the tale that airs through your mind every single day.
I want you to know…
We lead two lives now: one in the physical realm, and one that is composed of our digital identity. And while we do have a right to privacy in the real world, the same can’t be said of our digital lives. The digital world has evolved too fast; so fast that we didn’t even pause to think about the ramifications of uploading our minds online for the entire world to see. But many did. Many people saw all that data collected online and began to look for opportunities to monetize it.
And the question still remains: Is it too late…