Hirad Motamed

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Fluent in English, Persian (Farsi); learning French, Japanese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • CEO of Being Awesome
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • From Vancouver, Canada
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About Me


Establish an obligation-free lifestyle


"Endless curiosity" best describes me. I'm interested in everything from the most abstract topics of philosophy to the most cutting-edge applications of technology. I'm intrigued by people and cultures and also by the natural wonders of the world. I am also a singularitarian (I didn't know what it was either, google it).


Statistically speaking, I have about 29000 days to live. About 9000 of those are already gone, and over 7000 will be spent in old age. That leaves 13000 days to live life to the fullest. The clock is ticking. There is no time for frivolous concerns.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I will soon have a couch set up and ready to host. Once I leave Melbourne, I will be surfin' again.


I couchsurfed in Melbourne for the first time and met heaps of amazing Aussies.


Reading, learning new stuff, personal development, aikido, the outdoors, photography, and of course, travel.

Music, Movies, and Books

Only the major ones:

The Bourne Trilogy, The Usual Suspects, Fight Club, Elephant, Gerry, The Hangover, The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction, V For Vendetta, Casino, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, Baraka, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining, Catch Me if You Can, The Aviator, Requiem for a Dream, Star Wars, Diner, Raging Bull.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, Nightwish, Queens of the Stone Age, God Is An Astronaut, Mobile, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pink Floyd, Green Day, No-Man, Red Sparrows, Cougar, Steven Wilson, Kasabian, Foals, Yann Tiersen, The Beatles

1984, Women, 48 Laws of Power, Brave New World, The Story of Philosophy, Travels (by Michael Crichton), Modern Iran, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Failed States, See No Evil, Siddhartha, 4-Hour Work Week, Influence, A New Earth, a lot of non-fiction

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I worked at an airport, building baggage handling systems. Ask me to tell you stories about what happens to your bags back there.

Teach, Learn, Share

To teach: I have spent a lot of time teaching myself things that are hard to learn. I can talk to you at length about the human learning process, the mindsets that prevent people from succeeding, and the process (and importance) of mastering anything. More specifically, I talk about technology, philosophy, or martial arts to no end.

To learn: Surprise me. I'm probably interested.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Germany, Japan

Countries I’ve Lived In


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