Society: New scenario?

QUESTION POSTED BY RICHARD WILLIAM POSNER

Looking at the actions and attitude of the human race in general and the ruling class in particular, it would seem we believe ourselves so exceptional that we don’t need the rest of Life on the planet for our survival.

Many apparently believe that our technology will enable us to prevail no matter what.

Think of Earth turned into a self-sustaining technological environment, something like a planet-sized version of the starship Enterprise complete with those wonderful “replicators” which can produce whatever is needed out of thin air.

Imagine that the human species is the only Life left on the planet, that all other species of flora and fauna have been driven into extinction by our destructive exploitation of Nature, but that we are still able to live in this artificial environment.

Can we live alone and like it?

Would this be an acceptable or even desirable scenario?

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Actuality: Gates and windows

QUESTION POSTED BY ALIEFF FARWELL

The universe is made up of multiple levels and the power flow in any given star system creates a constant exchange throughout the whole. This exchange also feeds into the rest of the galaxy at various points.

The “new” technology of Ethernet and microwave transmissions, radio, television, etc., is opening gates to everywhere in an indiscriminate manner. Is anyone following the possible downside to all this? Can anyone follow it? Has anyone else noticed the increase in social violence and so-called paranormal manifestations of the darker kind that has come with this technology? Do any of you leave your front or back doors unlocked when you are in bed or away?

My question is:                                                                                                                                Does earth have the scientific understanding to use this technology safely?

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Actuality: Neanderthal baby

The 21 January 2013, an unbelievable news was published on the Daily Mail.

Harvard geneticist George M. Church was quoted in the Daily Mail as looking for an “adventurous woman” to serve a surrogate for a “cloned cave baby”. Professor Church believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA code using samples from fossilized bones and resurrect the species which became extinct 33.000 years ago.                                        But, the only missing piece is a human female volunteer to welcome the new born. He plans to put the recreated DNA into stem cells and then inject into a human embryo cells in the early stages of life.

After this news, the Boston Herald dug a little deeper into the story and contacted Church for an explanation. Church told the Herald Monday night that the Daily Mail article was: Way too outlandish and entirely untrue.                                                                                        Church also said: “I’m certainly not advocating it […] I’m saying, if it is technically possible someday, we need to start talking about it today.”

What is your opinion about it?

Only for ladies, would you apply for this “unique” surrogate mother position?

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Extra: Special meeting

Any of us has studied or still studying History at school.

Usually, we cover a period that goes from prehistory to the cold war or even more. During our studies, we come across several periods (Egyptian, Roman, World wars, etc..)  in which we examinate facts and our predecessors.

History is full of important figures (kings, emperors, warriors, presidents, leaders, etc..) that made a mark during his/her period. Figures that we appreciate, hate, envy, esteem or consider as a model to follow or avoid.

If you had the power to teleport from the past to the present one of these icons/figures, who would he/she be? And what would you tell and do with him/her? 

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Actuality: When dreams meet technology

Nowadays, with the technological progresses, each moment of our life became simpler than few years ago. Electronic equipments are very useful and give us the possibility to exchange every kind of information globally in few seconds and without huge costs.

We are constantly hyper stimulated by all the technologies around us. We have the impression that any of our dreams or projects can be realized. That everything is possible. The distance between “possible” and “impossible” has considerately decreased, thanks to the “sensation of power” that technologies give us.

However, in the past, lots of people realized their dreams or projects without being supported by high technologies. We had several successful people that radically changed the course of history.

In your opinion, is it true that we have more possibilities to achieve our dreams than in the past or it is only an illusion?

If you could choose, would you have preferred to realize your dream in the past without high technologies’ help?

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Life: Be parents

My father always told me: “Be a great parent is the most difficult job”.

This overused idiom comes from the difficulties that any parents have to overtake every day, trying to choose the best for their children. They constantly put themselves in discussion, wondering if they are weak or too strict, if they are a good example for their child/children, attentive enough to their needs, etc…

Do you agree with my father?

If you were in your parents’ role, which educational methods and choices would you have changed in their way to raise you?

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Extra: Special power

Attributed power:                                                                                                                            The opportunity to speak in front of the world and be understood by everyone for only one hour.

Lots of people envy powerful figures such as presidents, religious leaders and spokesmen because they have the possibility to communicate with people all around the world.            It is an amazing power, isn’t it??…BUT:

If you had the power to be heard and understood by everyone around the planet without any barriers for only one hour, what would you say?

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Actuality: Maya’s prophecy

According to the Maya’s prophecy, the day 21 of December 2012 could have been the end of the world.

Fortunately, it did not happen!…BUT, in the antecedent period lots of people were terrified about their future. Some, built bunkers full of food while others were organizing meetings in places “immune” to the prophecy.

They adopted innumerable different ways in order to survive.

Anyway, in the case that the Maya’s prophecy realized, the number of lucky survivors would have been dramatically low. Maybe about hundreds or thousands of people.

If you were one of them, would you be happy to be alive on a planet populated by few people?

In your opinion does it worth live on an “empty” world, without eg. services and rules?

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Social Networks: Photo sharing

Social networks allow you to share pictures on the web.

Some people upload pictures of landscapes, their travels and trips. Others, the majority, prefer different subjects: themselves, their relatives or friends in various situations (parties, barbecues, dinners, birthdays, weddings, etc..).

At times, the subjects captured on pictures are adults…at others NO.

In fact, it is very common find images of children, babies and even scans…obviously without their consent and the possibility to object.

Do you think it is fair share pictures of minor?

Would you upload your or other’s children pictures?

Post your answer by comment…

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What’s The Q Box?

The Qbox is a container that needs to be filled up of questions.                                                  It is an abstract space where sharing different opinions, by answering and asking questions, YOU may change the other’s point of view.                                                                 In simple words, it is how the world should work!

The Qbox contains questions about different topics where the answer is made of YOU.

YOU and your answers or questions will be unique because part of a community.

LET’S OVERFILL THE BOX!!!

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