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]
Tokyo, Japan has, undoubtably, one of the most unique residents within its city limits. Shibuya Mirai is a seven year old boy, and his hobbies include, taking pictures, observing people, and talking with people.
Eric, your post is interesting. It strikes at the fundamental role of AI within our society, and how it will continue to develop. To what extent will humans implement AI into our everyday lives? Will AI come to dominate everyday life to the extent where our lives will become dictated, or reliant on AI? Regarding Moral Machines, I believe the AI…[Read more]
“Ah, I see you’re taking the road less travelled”, my GPS alerted me as I took the wrong exit. Using the app WaZe, I created my own collection of personalized navigation messages. This one just happened to be
Your question is fascinating: how much of your life is determined for you? Does free will exist, or is it but an illusion of our internal narrative? As you mentioned, religious denominations (including Calvinism – see https://carm.org/what-is-calvinism) take the omniscient, timeless God as to mean everything is preset. On the other hand, Catholics take a more delicate approach, describing predestination as more of a “roadmap” of choices: many paths to take, and choices at intersections; while all paths are known by God looking at the map from above, the actual path chosen may vary from person to person according to his free will.
This is very interesting Raymond! Many people, including myself at one point, interpret Robert Frost’s poem to be a call to individualism and nothing more. I love how you used your interpretation of the poem to introduce your central question of predestination. Obviously, there are variables that shape our personality from the start, “factors that influence”, but is there something else that leads us towards a certain end? An article that I find helpful in understanding the factors with which we begin is (http://www.psychologydiscussion.net/personality-development-2/top-3-factors-influencing-personality-development/1934). I can’t wait to see where you go from here!
Walter, your topic is relevant to us here in Utah as well. Here are some things to consider.
If pollution is such a problem for residents of large cities, then why has their been so little effort to resolve it? If What would it take to switch to renewable energy in the US alone? How can we, the individuals, help with reducing pollution? You can…[Read more]
Javier, I really like this topic. I’ve written something similar to it in the past. Here are some more things to consider. How can we resolve this issue? Why are healthy foods so much more expensive? This topic could also relate to GMO’s vs. organic foods. This is a world wide issue, and will continue to pose a challenge. You should look at the…[Read more]
Javier, I found your analysis of correlation between poverty and crime rate interesting. You talked a lot about poverty as a social issue. Here are some more things to consider. What is the rate of recidivism, and what are some more reasons that those in poverty are more prone to commit crimes. You should also research the demographics and common…[Read more]
Dear Ethan, your article provides a lot of support for an argument that many take for face value, without any research. Teenagers, including myself, rely on our phones often as an escape. However, more commonly, it’s because we believe there is nothing better to do. True, we could interact socially, or invest in our intellect. However, nothing is…[Read more]
To Annie, I enjoyed reading your article. I particularly found your comment about how failures can have a greater impact on character in the moment than success. I believe that the impact of success and failure come from expectations. When we do something, we expect it to be successful. We envision that it will be flawless, because that’s what we…[Read more]
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