It seems to me as an outsider of the USA that the USA has been on a bit of empire building rant for many decades. Positioning itself as a bit of a World Police and doing all sorts of nasty stuff because it has American interests at heart. The CIA and drugs. The stuff that happened in South America. The amount of place where America has stuck its nose in is quite a long list.
The fact China is doing nasty stuff is not a new thing, anymore than the fact America also continues to do nasty stuff.
Seems to me, the best way to get a message across to another country is to go there and share the message. Boycotting China won't achieve much from a communications perspective, so I'm not entirely sure that's the right path to take.
Just my twenty cents. Good article.
I have a few people I follow who highlight the entirety of every article they like. Drives me mental. I can't find a setting called 'don't show me highlights'.
I don't want to know what someone else thinks is important. I want to decide for myself.
If anyone knows a way to stop seeing highlights, please tell me.
So far I've just unfollowed the highlighters, because then I stop seeing their input.
So for those that care about having followers, be aware that some of us will unfollow you if you hit articles hard with your desire to emphasise stuff.
This was an interesting article within which nothing surprised me about the humans.
Psych people asking 'will humans be emotionally attached to their humanoid robots?' shouldn't bother. People assign intention to the random malfunctions of their car.
You article just confirms for me that the future holds a point where some relationship disfunction will be because someone is upset about someone else's love interest, which will be a robot.
Some people marry trees, so the idea that a thing that can respond intelligently will be loved is not much of a stretch.
If the responding thing can cross the uncanny valley then it will be a certainty (especially given Japan's obsession with female looking robots in pop-culture, combined with a world increasingly filled with lonely people).
In order for the 455 others, (actually 228 since you only need a majority), to band together, you need a culture where banding together for the common good makes sense. Where it is taught as being a sensible thing for humans to do.
Now what if those in power want…
Wait till they have a Fahrenheit 451 style barbecue.
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It is a challenge. Ban guns is the general statement, but it is a bit short sighted. Guns are hammers. Make it harder to get hammers is a good idea, but the culture is why a person might take a hammer to another person's head.
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The only thing of this story I've often pondered is this, if the fruit of an apple tree is an apple, then surely the fruit of the tree of knowledge would not be fruit, but would be knowledge.
A tree as a metaphor perhaps.
But anyway, to eat of…
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Seems to me that if you're born with functioning testicles, then you've got more testosterone circulating in your body than if you are born with non-functioning testicles, or none at all.
The testosterone will then shape a great deal of your development.
A year of testosterone suppression won't undo a…
Sorry to add even more to this thread but again I suggest we have something regarding consciousness that we never had with flight, we have direct experience of it.
Recently I read of a group who said 'self awareness' might be nothing more than actual awareness of self, so they…