There’s little chance, if any, that you or someone you know hasn’t heard about the idea of colonizing another planet, such as Mars or the Moon. As a matter of fact, with companies like NASA and SpaceX, it almost seems inevitable.
According to an article from Tech Crunch, Elon Musk plans to have humans walking the red planet is just four to six years. It may not seem like it in ordinary day to day life but these things are happening, like it or not.
Let’s take a moment to consider something. If we establish permanent settlements on the Moon and Mars, who governs them? …
Yes, this is a legit thing.
As strange as it sounds, the call of the void is a phenomenon experienced by many people. Imagine that you are standing in a high place somewhere close to the edge. You wonder ‘what if I jumped?’ All of a sudden, you actually feel the sudden urge to hurl yourself into the abyss.
That impulse to jump that you just had is the call of the void, also known as high place phenomenon (HPP). …
If nothing else, the idea deserves some consideration
This can be quite a controversial topic but it should be explored nonetheless, after all, that’s what I write for. Exploring alternate perspectives.
There seems to be a fundamental issue in our society with drug addiction. You can check out some stats here. So what’s the issue? It all comes down to a few things that have become a major burden on our cultural infrastructure. Things like incarceration, lack of rehabilitation, wasted tax dollars, and a stigma that turning a blind eye will eventually fix the problem.
Take a trip on social media and you can hear motivational empowerment all the time. Stuff about facing your problems head on and having the courage to do things that may make you feel uncomfortable but for some reason, as a society, we do the exact opposite with drug addiction. We ignore the root causes of the problem and try to hide the symptoms. …
Now I’m going to keep this PG, but the fact that you can even be ticketed for window tint in the first place is totally bogus — I’ll explain.
When I first tinted the windows on my car, it was in hopes of preventing some of the damage that would eventually be done to the interior of my ride by the relentless Florida sun. Little did I know at the time that doing this was going to cost me $400.00 in tickets on one occasion and an additional $200.00 on another. Not to mention the $185.00 …
Generally speaking, most people are familiar with this phrase.
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
Ah yes, the inalienable rights set forth in the United States Constitution. Exactly how inalienable is life though? What if the concept of immortality becomes a real and valid technological possibility?
Would the idea of immortal life be constitutionally protected?
Many of us have fantasized about the concept of living forever, who wouldn’t? After all, thinking about death is never easy. As humans, it’s only natural for us to look towards the scientific community for information surrounding the topic and ironically enough, nanorobotic technology just might be the answer that many of us are hoping for. …
It seems like every day there are a slew of new gadgets and technologies hitting the market. By the time you finally get the one you want, there’s a good chance that it’ll be obsolete before too long. That’s because our technological capabilities as a species continues to grow — rapidly. This rapid growth is called Moore’s law.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the exact definition of Moore’s Law goes like this,
The statement that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years.
It doesn’t sound too fancy or exciting at first glance but what this translates into is raw computational capacity which drives most of the connected world in one sense or another. Also take note of the current rate of growth, 24 months. As this capacity grows, it will eventually increase the speed at which it grows which is where things get interesting. Theoretically, we could eventually arrive at a time where the computational capacity of our world doubles every second (AI takeover?). …
Different colors can have strong psychological impacts on our mood, thought processes, and even elicit various physical responses. For instance, strong blue colors can have calm and relaxing effects on the mind while red attracts us to food and stimulates sexual arousal.
Weird right? But what does that have to do with marketing you ask?
Couple it with the fact that 92.6% buyers tend to focus on visual appearance when deciding whether or not to purchase a product and you’re on to something.
Thirsty yet? You get the idea. Various colors and color schemes have been used in marketing practices for a long time to make products and services more appealing to consumers. You can find countless examples of this practice on your own but we’ll go over some of them here. …
We’ve all heard jokes about selling a kidney to make due on the bills next month but what if you actually did it? How would that go and would it be profitable?
For starters, this is entirely hypothetical and predicated on a satirical view of various notions surrounding the topic so just roll with it for a bit. Let’s begin.
For the sake of this article let’s just say that you need a lot of money and you need it relatively quickly. You do a quick Google search for ‘How to make money fast’ and then — Voila!
You have decided that you don’t really need two kidneys anyways. You’re not that selfish. …