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Erol Vekil

Executive VP of EnVu

Erol Vekil is the executive VP of EnVu, Stratacache group of companies, world leaders in digital signage, consumer analytics and experiential technologies. He has previously managed four technology companies worldwide, including Toronto-based inventors of gesture recognition Gesturetek. Erol has also participated in various organizations including business ethics, social justice and gender equality.
Why Do We Act Like We'll Live

Why Do We Act Like We'll Live Forever?

The truth is most of us cannot achieve a majority of our dreams and just when we think we did, we realize that there's still something hollow and unfulfilling within our inner selves. We are fed constantly with an unrealistic philosophy of optimism; one of the many defensive strategies conjured to fill the void created in one's inner self. The notion that life is auspicious and alluring has to be embedded into our minds in order to deflect and distract us from the epilogue.
04/28/2017 05:23 EDT
Why I Don't Rush To Take Prescription

Why I Don't Rush To Take Prescription Drugs

Let me start saying that from my "experience," and that's what this article is all about (not expertise), probably most of my visits to doctors and specialists as a patient have been a waste of my time, plus a misuse of all kind of resources depending on where one is living and what kind of insurance one would have.
02/15/2017 05:22 EST
What Does It Mean To Have Lived A 'Good

What Does It Mean To Have Lived A 'Good Life'?

The world, the universe, the quantum universes, and the quantum of the quantum ones will continue existing for trillions of years, possibly infinite, so the life you proclaimed to have lived well, in its size, will not even come close to a grain of sand in a vast endless desert.
10/11/2016 02:16 EDT
What People Are Getting Wrong About The Gawker

What People Are Getting Wrong About The Gawker Case

It all started when Terry Bollea a.k.a. Hulk Hogan filed a defamation suit against Gawker Media some time ago. It was later established (by admission) that the billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel was paying the legal expenses for Hogan (Bollea) because he did not approve of Gawker's journalistic ethics.
06/03/2016 03:31 EDT
Digital Actors Are Coming To A Theatre Near

Digital Actors Are Coming To A Theatre Near You

It's not hard for me to foresee a very near future when movie directors would have their total cast made up of lifelike digital actors and actresses who would not only act how they were scripted to, but also not get a penny for their work.
05/10/2016 12:27 EDT
A World Federation Would Bring Lasting Solutions To Global

A World Federation Would Bring Lasting Solutions To Global Issues

Unless the world unites as a federation, as a whole, it will be very difficult to stop our future generations to suffer calamities on a proportion which this globe has never been exposed to before. One example is climate change. New models now predict the possibility of flooding occurring at major cities at a much faster pace than was thought before.
04/06/2016 01:03 EDT