Reilly, I found your article very interesting. I personally believe the best solution to fixing the insane price for higher education to be increasing the federal funding for education. The US has the highest GDP of any nation in the world, by far. Yet we are spending many times the amount of money on education, or even medical research, on…[Read more]
Colin, I enjoyed reading your article. I the difference between how Americans treat the alcohol problem compared to how Europeans have elected to face this stunning. I believe it is mainly a result of the culture difference. Much like what Zachary says, our urge to drink while underage is likely a sign of pressure, the feel to need something we…[Read more]
Christopher, your article was really interesting to read.The statistic provided by the US Center for Disease and Prevention is terrifying. I find it hard to believe that statistic. While our generation is definitely becoming increasingly addicted to cellphones and TVs, I don’t believe this is necessarily impeding our creativity. While yes, we are…[Read more]
Tanner, your article is informative about the current situation regarding our environment. Right now, most first world nations are attempting to remedy this. However, this is proving incredibly difficult as we must increase the rate of our resource consumption. Areas such as the Amazon rainforest in South America are current targets for…[Read more]
“Google Tackles AI, Robotics Safety to Prevent Future Toasters from Killing Us in Our Sleep”, by Joel Hruska, is a three page synopsis of a 29 page extensive study done by Cornell University and Google that ana
I stumbled upon the article “Posthuman enough?”. While this article did not pertain directly to my question, it nonetheless provided insight into how AI and robotics will influence the value of human life thr
Hey Shane, I really liked reading your article. I wrote something similar as my first post to this community: https://www.youthvoices.live/2017/09/18/can-we-colonize-mars/ . While space exploration is a possibility, I think it could be argued both ways. In my article, I neglected to answer why we should, or shouldn’t, in depth. While we certainly…[Read more]
Hello Christopher, I found your article interesting! Depending on who you ask, this problem is either critically irrelevant or negligible to our generation. While you did say that cellphones are making us “shallow thinkers”, I would like to argue another point. I find that technology and cellphones, especially, allow younger generations access to…[Read more]
Most of us know of Terminator, IRobot, and countless other films depicting a dystopia of our own creation. The rise of an age of technology, man versus machine. This fiction is becoming more likely as everyday we
I am researching the future AI will have on the human workforce. Many people agree that AI will completely take over some industries, like you said. Human intelligence is still required for many jobs, something that AI is not close to replicating. One article I read interestingly said that humans and AI will work together in a “symbiotic” union. While it is far away, the the sentient robots are an ominous thought. I agree to look on the optimistic side of things. I look forward to further research.
Hello Franciely, I found your post very amusing. I personally agree with the students in that situation. In today’s world, most American citizens couldn’t tell you the first ten amendments without googling. While many people argue that “soldiers gave their lives for , not for you to “, this excuse is groundless. American soldiers serve to protect…[Read more]
Hannah, I found this interesting. This could very well pose a problem to the younger generations in maintaining a standard of living. Occupations value only higher education in most situations. Students are pressured to compete for recognized institutions. This attitude towards a higher education will only result in a collapsing economy decades in…[Read more]
“China plans to implement a social credit system by 2020”. In short, every one of the 1.3 billion citizens residing within China will be assigned a “value” open for all to see. This information is unrestr
Raymond, I found your article very interesting. This issue is very interesting and in many ways scary. I did some research and found that people with lower rating scores will likely receive low internet speeds as well as travel implications. I believe this system is an invasion of privacy and agree on your stance. Here is an intriguing article I found: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/chinese-government-social-credit-score-privacy-invasion
This is a very interesting topic, the mere idea of a system like that baffles me. How would they even determine a “worth” could we even trust that system even if it was perfectly fine and there was no implications? I feel like if they were to implement this system that the public would revolt and overthrow the government.
Some six hundred years ago, colonists began their gradual migration. These included a diverse range of people. Albeit most of the population was white, and some black eventually, these groups of people came from
Nyleeah, your article points out a frustrating issue affecting our society today. I believe that this issue will continue to reside within the American society for many more generations to come, but I also believe that the younger generations are becoming more tolerant and open to others, and I am hoping that this attitude will only continue to…[Read more]
Cicely, I think your post expounds on some of the most critical problems plaguing America. Although America was built on immigrants and foreign assistance, we have come to neglect our origins. The majority of the older population have become anti-immigration, and with the recent events on the news it would seem like America wants to shut its…[Read more]
Since the foundation of the United States of America, representation and consent of the governed have been central to our beliefs. The founding fathers placed an amount of faith in the people, believing we had the
Hello Claire, I thought it was really interesting reading an article focusing on the benefits of technology. It’s uplifting as a member of a tech-oriented generation. You listed a lot of examples of how technology has benefited the lives of many. I believe it is important to acknowledge that social media is being used for good, but also it is…[Read more]
Hey Lucy, this is an interesting topic. The discussion between Nature vs Nurture has been ongoing in the science community. You’re looking for an either/or, rather than a grey area between the two. I believe the development of any individual is dependent on both factors. While nature is important in influencing our immediate development and…[Read more]
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