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Opinions in science, science fiction, and fantasy.

  • Isadorian
    Published 4 months ago
    Thoughts About Robot Carers

    Thoughts About Robot Carers

    Would you want the last days of your life to be lived with a robot?
  • Inayat Mander
    Published 4 months ago
    The Apocalypse Will Be Great

    The Apocalypse Will Be Great

    Apocalypse. The end of all times.
  • Samad Mammadov
    Published 5 months ago
    Digitize everything from business to government

    Digitize everything from business to government

    awareness means you have a competitive advantage this is the principle on which the formula of success of business and society is based today. why is digital transformation inevitable what advantages does it bring and what economic effect is achieved what are the latest global trends in adapting to the rapid pace of scientific and technological progress the headliner of the pasr conference tech fusion 2019 rudy de weilhe a well-known futurologist business innovation strategist international keynote speaker employee of the future agency and ambassador of smart cities world talked about all this. the digital transformation is inevitable. these days everything is connected: not only computers and mobile phones but also our cars homes and offices. smart devices are increasingly controlling our lives helping us to perform routine tasks ensure security and simplify processes. now you can add a sensor to almost any type of device to analyze its speed performance productivity to assess whether it is worth using. the amount of information is increasing at a rapid pace. IDC research company estimates that the global data volume will increase from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to 175 zettabytes by 2025. by comparison, to store 1 zettabyte of information would require 83 million hard drives with 12 terabytes each. and today an average notebook usually has 1 terabyte of memory. data now guides the world. all the latest business models in today's economy are based on data so we can create more efficient products and services. the top five global companies apple google Microsoft amazon and Facebook are data-centric. their business models are based on owning and managing information. in other words, if you don't have the information you're off the grid. by researching data we can learn a lot about consumers their habits and weaknesses. using digital tools big data artificial intelligence cloud technology we are ahead of the speed of other market players. availability at any time and place improved user experience closer customer relationships become our competitive advantage. that's why today's business wants to hyper-personalized its relationship with the customer. after all the more information we collect about our customers the more honed products we can offer them. the digital transformation of both an individual business and society and the state as a whole has many advantages. among them is an increase in productivity and efficiency of each individual involved. the ability to create a global business from anywhere in the world. providing better service to citizens or government. digital transformation first and foremost has a positive impact on the economic success of the enterprise/state. only brands that can digitize their business and create a strong platform with an entire integrated ecosystem become future market drivers. moreover growing up by themselves they make a significant contribution to the country's budget which is proved by the experience of the existence of the world's largest corporations it is not for nothing that the world's richest country the united states has created the largest companies. such as apple facebook google Microsoft amazon and others. separately the digital transformation of the state apparatus also stimulates the economy and increases prestige in the international arena. the Danish government has estimated that the digitization of the public sector will bring tangible economic benefits 3 billion danish kroner about $440 million the digital strategy adopted for 2016-2020 will make it easier to do business. it will also reduce the pressure on entrepreneurs. but digital transformation in itself is not an option for a bright future that does not need revision and control. after the innovation phase, there is a phase of responsibility for consequences. many people are now connected to digital services and accustomed to their convenience so the world is increasingly raising the issue of an ethical approach to the use of data: privacy security inclusion equal access to information. companies/governments are now increasingly trying to demonstrate to their clients/citizens that they respect their freedom share their values care for their information security even if they have a different worldview. leaders are defined by the fact that they begin to assume greater social responsibility and act humanely tactfully and seek to influence events more smoothly and naturally.
  • Jonathan G
    Published 5 months ago
    How Will Tech Advancement Shape the Future Economy?

    How Will Tech Advancement Shape the Future Economy?

    From space colonies to robots replacing menial labor, human progress is based on ground-breaking inventions to solve all our problems. As things become easier and more efficient, the world economy evolves rapidly, even if the common man isn’t ready for it.
  • Dr. Brian Smithberger
    Published 9 months ago
    Murder by Science

    Murder by Science

    In the centuries that have passed, and with them the ideas and thoughts of generations, there is a forgotten piece of the study of the humanities. The record is showing that the 'forgotten' is not merely a lapse in memory as the definition implies. It is not a lapse, but a death. From the time passed, it was important, albeit imperative, for one's study to include philosophy. The discipline of philosophy broke ground for many other disciplines; even if those disciplines refuse to acknowledge its incubator.
  • Cheyenne Martinez
    Published about a year ago
    Taking Action

    Taking Action

    I consider myself to be someone who cares. I care about people, about small acts of kindness like picking up a sign that fell or saying a genuine thank you and "have a good day" when I get off the bus. I am trying to switch my household into a plastic-free home, I bring my own reusable straw when I go out and lend it to my friends. When I run out of my plastic household items I replace it with a natural alternative/one without plastic. I talk about these little changes with my friends, one of the greatest feelings I have is seeing them make the change. Being conscious when they're buying something if it contains plastic, refusing a plastic bag and using their own reusable foldaway bag, and refusing plastic straws. These are all minor behaviors.
  • John Ames Birch
    Published about a year ago
    The Universal Declaration of Living Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Living Rights

    We as a people have come so far in our history, we have built monuments and great cities. We have taught one another and learned from one another, we have created masterpieces of pen and brush, and we have also fought to define who we are as a people.
  • Harriet Weston
    Published about a year ago
    Future as the Past: Does 1980s Cyberpunk Need to Die?

    Future as the Past: Does 1980s Cyberpunk Need to Die?

    The future as the past, specifically the 1980s, is a well-known trope in science fiction. Paul Walker-Emig emphasises this trope in his Guardian article, highlighting in particular how cyberpunk (as he refers to this 1980s future) needs to evolve or die. He has a point; however, his argument sweeps over crucial influences of the trope, such as continued anxieties and neoliberal capitalism.
  • Kate Ashcraft
    Published 2 years ago
    The Padded Cell Of Apologetics

    The Padded Cell Of Apologetics

    A friend of mine recently brought up his increasing frustration with how easily the religious swallow ridiculous doctrine and unhesitatingly apply it to everyday life. He cannot stand how easy it is to live with a mind so warped that even the word 'the' might mean that the End of Days will happen by noon after lunch time.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 years ago
    Can All the Problems on This Planet Be Fixed?

    Can All the Problems on This Planet Be Fixed?

    We live on a planet with many problems including right-wing extremist patterns of thought. This is by far, the biggest problem we have on our hands, the rise of yet another fascist ideology. Now, ask yourselves, why haven’t we fixed this stuff yet? Why aren’t white supremacists in therapy? Why do we take police brutality without protesting it except NFL players who are criticized for taking a knee? If we try to formulate concrete solutions to our problems, we might get somewhere. All it takes is forming think-tanks to resolve problems on this planet.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 years ago
    The Overpopulation Crisis

    The Overpopulation Crisis

    The answer to overpopulation is not necessarily to wipe the planet out with a deadly germ of some kind that can whittle us down. It isn’t even to use war as a way to kill people off slowly. By 2028 we could hit eight billion, the thing is we need to curb our need to have babies.
  • Pan So
    Published 2 years ago
    The Sloppy Witch

    The Sloppy Witch

    Magical recipes or spells that are found in books or from other sources generally have a very broken down step-by-step execution of the spell in question, although sometimes we might be missing some ingredients, or even do things in our way that is not necessarily how it would be described in the spell. They might be including the invocation of a deity that we don't necessarily follow, but we still need to light that shit on fire and perform that spell, because, you know, we might want that money to come in, or change a situation in any way.