Arghyadeep Dhar

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Arghyadeep Dhar

Abstract Others

Perks Of Copying ED Sheets

Perks Of Copying ED Sheets

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Every human being has traumas in their life. I also have plenty of it and 'Engineering Drawing' is one of them. As far as I can remember there was a red-colored book which was considered as 'Bible Of ED' and I never opened it. As a result, I turned into someone who has accepted the fate of insomnia voluntarily: copying big sheets was a herculean task! truly speaking, I was very much tensed about my passing in ED but I passed with marginal marks(God blessed me without any reason!)

And now after one year, all I can remember about ED is just 4 words: 'Front View', 'Side View','Top View', and 'True Object'.These were the topics covered in my first 2 classes of ED and after those classes, I pledged not to listen to sir's any word that was related to ED. This thing consequently I ended up being some who gave up on ED and on the way, my low marks in ED and insomniac nights of forging ED sheets made me a philosopher(Can I write this achievement on my LinkedIn?)

My recent Philosophical theory is -"Analogy between ED and the interpretation of truth" which says that-"Truth is a 3D object what can be metaphorical as the true object and our views about truth are like the front view, side view, and top view".What I mean to say is our version of the truth is always incomplete and our views can't be the ultimate truth as we always see the one side of truth.

All the views of a simple sphere are the same: they all are circles of the same radius and that is why you will not be asked to draw views of a sphere in your exam but your professor will ask you to draw views of irregular and sophisticated objects. The truth is just like those objects whose 3 views will be completely different from each other: one of them may look like a distorted rectangle and the other one may look like a triangle. Our versions of truth are similar to this thing, they may look and sound different but in the end, when we will compile all of them we will find that our truth is just like those complex 3D objects that had blunt edges and slanted planes in it!

We live in the age of post-modernism and post-modernist are expected to have an open-minded view of all the happenings of society. But in the age of social media, it is seemingly hard to have a liberal, postmodern view of everything and our Social media is patronizing it.

In the year 2010, internet activist Eli Pariser coined a term called 'Filter Bubble' and wrote a book about it in 2011. 'Filter Bubble' is a state of intellectual detachment that supposedly can occur from personalized searches when a website algorithm selectively chooses what information a user would like to see based on data regarding the user, such as location, past click-behavior, and search history. Consequently, users become secluded from information that opposes their perspectives, completely quarantining them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles. The choices made by these algorithms are not transparent. As examples, you can think about Google Personalized Search results and Facebook's personalized news stream. You all have seen how often Google has read our minds and showed you what you want to see. And this very phenomenon that is seemingly harmless is causing polarization of thoughts regarding politics, culture, and mass psychology. Paulo Coelho has written that-"people only hear what they want to hear" and this thing is happening to us unknowingly. Eli Pariser has said that-"A world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there's nothing to learn … (since there is) invisible auto-propaganda, indoctrinating us with our ideas" and that is what is causing extremism in politics, society and religion. There is a sense of toxic supremacy works when we start to persuade others to believe in our thoughts and it a deep societal level it is causing a fatal, extremist

views and we often can see its bad-effects.

There exists a buzzword in news media called 'echo chamber' which suggests a metaphorical representation of a condition in which our tenets are 'amplified' or 'reinforced' by transmission and repetition inside a closed system and insulates them from rebuttal. The term is a metaphor based on the acoustic echo chamber, where sounds echo in a hollow room. This happening can be termed as 'cultural tribalism' also which also suggests the echoing and homogenizing impact on the Internet within social communities, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, etc. In the echo chamber "birds of a feather flock together" and we meet people who share the same belief with us. By visiting an "echo chamber", people can seek out information that bolsters their existing opinions and it leads them to confirmation bias. According to research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, members of echo chambers become reliant on the sources within the chamber and highly immune to any outer sources. When fake information circulates in these group people inevitably end up believing in it and it can cause polarization of our thoughts against a specific political party, religion, or culture and it is proven to be fatal in the cases '2016 USA Presidential Election' and various riots in India. This kind of epistemic bubble can be popped by exposing the fact about the fake news but it is hard as members of such echo chambers are denial about the external source of information and changing there mind is next to impossible.

So, That is it. It is all about my Philosophy and I can't persuade you to believe in it as I am against this kind of toxic thing.

And I am thankful to god for the existence of ED in my life.ED made me a Philosopher!

I just wish to go back to the past and score more marks in that 'hard' subject. Now I think that it was not hard actually, rather I was in an echo chamber where everyone believed that ED was hard to score.

I am such a compartmentalized human!

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