Shane Peter Conroy
Shane is just another human. He writes, he paints, he reads. He once got his tongue stuck to the inside of a freezer. Actually, he did it twice because he thought the first time might have been a fluke. https://themalcontent.substack.com
Are We Living in a Post-Truth World?
Former US president Donald Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims during his four-year term. While that’s steep on any scale, the idea that politicians routinely lie to the public is not breaking news. But Trump took his relationship with reality to even shakier ground than usual. He widely dismissed unflattering media reports as fake news. He consistently hurled insults at journalists. And he still claims the 2020 US election was rigged against him.
Are We Prepared for an Extreme Solar Storm?
It’s clear that there are various preparations in place to protect us from the fallout of an extreme solar storm — known as a coronial mass ejecton (CME). But there’s still much we need to learn about CMEs in order to boost our preparedness.
What Would Happen if a Solar Storm Hit Earth?
An extreme solar storm — known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) — can eject as much as one billion tons of plasma from the sun’s surface at speeds up to 1.6 million kilometres per hour. Fortunately, the 2012 CME narrowly missed our blue planet. But it was too close for comfort, and it got scientists thinking about what would have happened if it had impacted Earth.
What are the Dangers of the Metaverse?
The metaverse isn’t all beer and skittles. Cyberbullying, trolling, doxing, grooming, scamming — call it what you will, but we’re well aware that many of us behave badly in cyberspace. Likewise, walking through the digital curtain of the metaverse won’t necessarily protect us from cyber harassment.
How Does the Metaverse Economy Work?
First, let’s look at making money from the metaverse. Investors are currently stepping over each other to buy stocks in the companies that are building the metaverse — for good reason. Bloomberg Intelligence says the metaverse market could be worth $800 billion by 2024.
What is the Metaverse?
Imagine the internet as we know it today as a giant city suspended in the digital universe of cyberspace. Like any city, the streets are lined with buildings — shops, entertainment venues, office towers, warehouses and public spaces. But in this city, the buildings are a vast array of websites, apps and platforms. There’s the e-bay shopping mall, there’s the YouTube cinema, there’s the Facebook park, there’s your Gmail office, and on and on.
7 Future-Tech Devices You’ll Use to Access the Metaverse
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been busy making slightly creepy videos trying to sell us on the metaverse. He thinks it won’t be long before we’re all hanging out in our digital space ships, playing cards with weird-looking robot avatars, gasping at trippy 3D NFT street art, and occasionally dropping into our mixed reality workplaces.
What is Killing our Bees?
Listen to this article on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. In the autumn of 2006, a strange phenomenon occurred on farms throughout the US. Beekeepers across the country emerged to check on their hives in preparation for the coming winter. They expected to find bustling insect metropolises humming with the activity of thousands of industrious worker bees storing food for the winter ahead. But the worker bees were gone.