About Fakery

Chinese have this tendency that they always try to circumvent something, by using typical or special methods, shortcuts, to get what they want.

This probably has to do with how the country’s political system works, that many existing restrictions have been limiting people for decades. People have their wants, and the wants need to be fulfilled, so they think about “different” ways to acquire the things they want.


How to Tell a Joke

As I am not really a professional in this field of study, I’ve only understood some concepts of humor.

Jokes have millions of forms, and millions of stories. A nicely delivered joke has multiple factors to actually trigger the laugh from audience.

Twist, unexpectedness, incongruence, and many other elements constitute a good laugh for audience.


Machine Learning and Its Current State

The goal of machine learning is to let computers possess the ability to learn. Just like human.

Through training, humans can “understand” an object. And the computer scientists are also trying to bestow this kind of ability onto computers. Hoping that, one day, AI can truly manifest as intelligent programs.


Commercializing Education? NO.

I’m a strong advocator against commercializing education. As things that would most likely benefit the public should be as free as possible and as reachable as possible.

Education, healthcare, necessity food etc. Things that can go non-profit should just go non-profit.

Education, knowledge for everybody in other words, should be a public service. However, it’s been quite obvious that many people nowadays are still charging people for insane amount of fees to access these knowledge.


What Does a Matriarchy Look Like?

The world today seems to put a lot emphases on its political agenda, although the direction is unclear, people are just generally arguing for the arguing sake. Nonetheless, it brought me some curiosity for a world where males are no longer dominant.


So first, picture what would a matriarchy look like? Is some type of Amazon tribes that are completely under the leadership of women? Or a society where women are simply heralded? Or something else?


Typical Love Scenes Under Pop Culture

So in pop culture, typically romantic dramas. Screenwriters love to lay out a delicately woven web for the polygon relationships between characters, and name them as some sort of “destined” combination.

Cliche. But audience love it, love this kind of drama and also destiny for everyone scenario.


Amusing Ourselves to Death

What George Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Aldous Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture … As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distraction.”