Angelica this post really got me thinking! One of my absolute favorite things to do is think about space and the infinite possibilities it holds. This often leads my brain numb and hurting but thats part of the fun. I have thought about this idea that we are a smaller object in a larger system much like bacteria is to us and I really believe it to…[Read more]
Great post Johan! I agree with you that the media definitely hides some major world events outside of our scope of focus. Like you said major issues in Africa and 3rd world countries are completely unnoticed by the average American because the news never reaches our “feeds”. Although it is important to being cultured and knowing of what is going…[Read more]
Brave New World and 1984 are both dystopian novels written in the early to mid 20th century. These books invoke fear into the audience with a terrifying future and outlook into our society. Although both novels
Shane this is a very cool topic which I had never thought about before. This really made me thing which not many posts on here do. What if the world became 100% meat eaters? What would happen to the economy? What would happen to livestock? These are all questions that came to my mind. It would be really awesome to expand on this and to formulate a…[Read more]
I have been waiting to see a post involving dreaming and how we can control them like this Anthony. Dreaming has always fascinated me and the concept that we still don’t know why we dream is mind-boggling. I have always seen in cartoons and some books that the character controls the dream and makes it their own. This has always been the coolest…[Read more]
One hundred years ago our world was extremely different. There was limited technology if any and the stuff we have today only belonged in imagination. In 1917 nobody could have predicted the advancements we have
This was a very interesting point. I agree with you that in terms of technology, we have made huge strides in the past century starting from the industrial era. It seems as though we can only move forward and at an increasing exponential rate. I found the site with the predictions very intriguing, especially the prediction of space elevators. Although I am not sure of the sources of these predictions, the website claimed there is an 80% chance that space elevators will be available to the public in the next 100 years! That is amazing to me, and I hope the prediction comes true!
Some questions as I was reading your essay, how do you use technology in your every day life? Where would you like to see our technological advances in the next 100 years?
I personally find his a very interesting topic, and I’d be lying if I said I’ve never looked it. If you haven’t already, I suggest taking a look at the Kardashev Scale. There a ton of websites and YouTube videos that can help explain it. The scale basically shows levels of advance civilizations and their technological capabilities.
Samuel this is a great post about the potential for space travel to Mars! I never really knew that both democrats and republicans agreed so strongly that Mars colonization is necessary. Part of me thinks this is a great idea and will open up a world of new possibilities but I also think this may be a poor idea because I don’t know if our…[Read more]
The human population on Earth had doubled in the last 40 years and is expected to do so again in the next 40. Our population is growing at an exponential rate and this makes me wonder what effects this will have
Chuck! you know I’m a sucker for Hypotheticals and this presents a very interesting one. Since the roosevelt administration the US has placed value in preserving national park however we continue to allocate more land and resources to support our growing population much faster than can be replaced. I like the idea you add to this problem by bringing up how much land we use not just to live on but to travel through and to store these resources. I would like to hear more about the consequences of overpopulation and how technology is changing to accommodate for it. Will agricultural technology evolve to the point where it can support a huge population without using more land? How would population control polices be received and what would be the unintended consequences?
my favorite part of this essay was your conclusion! I completely agree that the overwhelming odds are that humans will go extinct before we get a chance to completely populate all of earth. I also believe human technology and self preservation will prevent any possibility that over population will be our end. I find this thought both comforting and scary. I am excited to see what topic you choose to write about next hopefully it will deal with the same sort of scary possibilities.
Jack I found this post very interesting and I’ve always wondered if any billionaire can just decide to build and space ship. This might be an interesting topic in 50 years when space travel might be more common and territories might be disputed as to who owns what. I wonder who this “board” is that must approve the mission and confirm the…[Read more]
Koji this is a great post and I’m very happy you are interested in making a change in this world through volunteering and helping those in need. The opportunities you listed are very great and I’m sure your participation would help many people but there are hundreds or thousands of other volunteer organizations that would love your help. The bone…[Read more]
Javier this is a great research topic that I have no doubt you will find some interesting conclusions. I do agree that fast food companies have found an easy exploitation in poor neighborhoods where they have potential to make more money. However, I also think that this is just an unfortunate side affect to the prices of actually growing healthy…[Read more]
This survey was great I found it very interesting. I have always been intrigued by the idea of genetic engineering and it really scares me to think about the potential effects it could have on humanity in the next century. There will be many pros and cons but there will also be many variables to which we cannot predict right now. I learned about a…[Read more]
Tomas this is a great social inequality problem that I had not heard about until I saw this post. You could look at the pros along with the cons of the building of this bullet train to help build your argument. As you have said, the bullet train would very detrimental to the farmers but there could be other issues that you haven’t yet seen and I…[Read more]
Based on the world around me today, it is apparent that the Earth is growing worse and worse every single day we are on it. Throughout our history on the Earth, the number of extinct animals has increased, the
I think a lot about this topic and your article gave me new insight on the issue of climate change. I didn’t know that one in six species is projected to be extinct by the end of the century. This upsets me because I believe that we need to respect mother nature. I hope that our generation can spark change in this issue, or at least slow it down. I found a video on CNN of a time lapse of melting glaciers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzRvmjBGqp8) . I think this would interest you because it shows the effects of climate change before our very eyes.
Your post was a great, and I loved how you included interesting facts like, “By the end of the century, it is estimated that one in six species will be extinct”. This fact really appealed to me and hence surprised me. Today, we try our best to protect those species that are endangered by placing them under supervision, or by fining people to hunt them and/or disrupt them. But the statistics still say that “one of six species will be extinct”, that is mind blowing. I too hope that our generation will be able to make a positive impact on the world, at least one better than our previous generations. Thank you for your well thought out post!
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