Blade Runner 2049 features the consummation of personal AI

Blade Runner 2049 got rave reviews then “bombed” on its opening weekend. So what? I enjoyed it. The same thing pretty much happened to the original one in 1982 which took the slow road to cult classic status. Both are multilayered and sublime films. Even back in 1982, back when the youth of the time […]

Knowing the Mind of God: Einstein’s unfinished symphony, Hawking’s partial unification, and the quest for quantum gravity

I was an undergraduate astronomy major studying the physics of the “Schwarzschild Black Holes” when I decided to study the laws of the quantum field theory in a black hole’s curved spacetime to round up my education. I really like that it is trying to reconcile quantum theory with gravity which is one of the […]

TNVS infestation: Uber and Grab services are no different to jeepneys and tricycles

The only relevant point that needs to be highlighted as far as the circus surrounding Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) like Uber and Grab is this: The only Filipinos who could really afford these services on routine bases are people who, themselves, could afford to own and drive private cars. A trip in an Uber […]

A pilot and his mission: to save the environment by transforming plastic waste to fuel

It’s not every day one comes across a person who can walk the talk. But I was lucky enough to meet someone who does and what he does is something extra-ordinary for the environment. UK-born pilot and now Australian resident Jeremy Rowsell has made it his mission to not only raise awareness about the negative […]

Philippine ISPs emerge winners in gov’t ban on Internet adult content!

Certain adult sites are now supposedly banned in the Philippines — or, at least, users have noted that some of them are no longer accessible. BBC News reports… The Philippines government has not given any official explanation of why the sites have suddenly been blocked. However, the country’s National Telecommunications Commission confirmed to CNN that […]

‘Annoying’ opinions also deserve to be heard

“Social media has become so toxic these days” laments Inquirer columnist Ambeth Ocampo on his piece today. It seems to be true for a lot who are shocked by this new experience of winning and losing friendships online on the bases of political positions taken. Ocampo’s solution is to “take a break from social media”. […]

The hypocrisy in the petition to shut down Mocha Uson’s Facebook page

A petition to suspend the Facebook page of Mocha Uson, a Filipino celebrity blogger and staunch supporter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is making the rounds. The Suspend Mocha Uson Blog Facebook Page on Change.org has, as of this writing, attracted almost 26,000 signatories with the following write up set to be “delivered” to Facebook. […]

Do “Gatekeepers” want Citizen Journalism Shot Down?

An interesting read I recently got was Media and Culture: Global Homogeneity and Local Identity by Rachel E. Khan. It has a chapter called Citizen Journalism and the Fall of Mass Media Hegemony, and it talks of how the Internet and other mass communication means allowed people to create their own posts, announcements and punditry […]