Many futurologists predict that in the future the technology will be at a very high level and that times will change beyond recognition.
Everything can change – including the way you absorb knowledge. Nicholas Negroponte of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said that in 30 years, learning a foreign language will be as easy as taking a pill.
This statement was made during the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) scientific conference by the founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In his opinion, in the future, man will be able to absorb knowledge in a literal sense. This knowledge would be in special pills. According to Negropont, “you swallow the pill and you know english. You swallow the pill and you know Shakespeare.”
All the knowledge would be contained in pills and would flow into the bloodstream and then into our brain.
Such a possibility seems almost unbelievable – a man, instead of going to school or the library, could simply buy the right tablets and know everything he would like.
It is not known, however, how long such wisdom pills would last, whether they would be available to all people, at what price they will be available for purchase, and whether they will not be harmful to us and will not cause unwanted side effects.
CNN Anchor Claims Dangerous Filthy Slums in America Are ‘Vibrant Expressions of Democracy’
CNN host Fareed Zakaria aired an astonishing rant this past
weekend arguing that major US cities are filthy and dangerous because of
“democracy,” and that makes them more “vibrant.”
Zakaria was attempting to provide a counter argument to Tucker
Carlson’s recent report that Russia’s subways are nicer than America’s.
Modernity.news reports: “American cities are expressions of democracy,” Zakaria asserted, claiming they are “places where people have to negotiate differences and find ways to live together, that makes them messier and dirtier and sometimes chaotic.”
He then argued “perhaps that is what has made these cities so vibrant and innovative, and why they have been at the forefront in making America the country that leads the world in economics, technology, culture and power.”
Is rampant crime, homelessness, and drug use part of said vibrancy?
Fact check. American cities were not shit holes when the country emerged as the envy of the world.
Zakaria continued, “Carlson speaks enviously of cities like Tokyo, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and they are indeed wonderful in their own distinctive ways. But what’s striking about all of them is that they are somewhat tame and subdued. The product of authoritarian governments or conformist culture, or both. American cities are different.”
He appears to be seriously claiming that you cannot have a clean and safe city without some kind of evil dictatorship overseeing it.
Zakaria continued “Carlson put forward a bizarre hodgepodge of assertions he thought the architecture, food and service in Moscow was better than in any American city. Really? Moscow?”
“Outside of a small historic center, it is filled with drab Soviet era concrete buildings. And while the food in Moscow can be quite good…Better than New York or San Francisco? You need to get out more” Zakaria concluded.
Has he been to San Francisco lately?
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