Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34
1025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 96

Trusted

  Reply # 588272 29-Feb-2012 12:35
Send private message

Further to the video that freitasm posted at the beginning of this thread, I'd like to share some videos.

Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations

I'm posting it for the benefit of people who tend to have pro-conspiracy and paranormal arguments as they are the ones who seem to use logical fallacies when supporting their position more often than critical thinkers.




My very metal Doctor Who theme

860 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 588534 29-Feb-2012 20:19
Send private message

BurningBeard: Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations  



Good watch. The clips are presented well except the last video there seemed a bit iffy to me, especially at the end where the speaker stated that demanding 100% safety stops technology evolving. My question to you is; How far do people want to evolve with technology? Or technology evolving with people so to speak?


Read an article from that website which I found really interesting.
  

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
1025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 96

Trusted

  Reply # 588560 29-Feb-2012 21:20
Send private message

cgrew: My question to you is; How far do people want to evolve with technology?


I'm not sure about the construction of this sentence. That depends on what you mean by "evolve." Evolution has nothing to do with "wanting" anything. 




My very metal Doctor Who theme

1923 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 139


  Reply # 588580 29-Feb-2012 21:53
Send private message

And define 'technology'.

If it's evolving then we can't imagine what it will be like in a hundred years. So where you gonna draw the 'technology-evolution-stops-here' line.
And you know as soon as you do that someones going to draw a better line... evolve it a little further.
Technology and man-kinds evolution are pretty much tied together.

860 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 588682 1-Mar-2012 08:50
Send private message

BurningBeard: That depends on what you mean by "evolve."



Well to my understanding, evolution & technology's evolution are two separate things. Being that the evolution of technology is redundant without man's intellect.

Evolution has nothing to do with "wanting" anything.



Really? I think man’s strive for technological brilliance be it in the advances in security, communication & computers have a lot to do with “wanting”. These technologies won't evolve on their own accord.


I think sadly the link between man & technology is an obscure one. Man's quest for worldly knowledge is ever increasing but why can't the "science community" & other institutions for that matter ever acknowledge the possibility of something on the other side?.


(This may be off-topic to conspiracies but I'm generally interested)
    

gzt

9598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1407


  Reply # 588699 1-Mar-2012 09:13
Send private message

The other side of what exactly?


860 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 588708 1-Mar-2012 09:21
Send private message

gzt: The other side of what exactly?




Where's your imagination? ;-) The opposite of life. 

gzt

9598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1407


  Reply # 588713 1-Mar-2012 09:36
Send private message

Ok you mean life after death.

How would you approach that question using scientific methods?

1025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 96

Trusted

  Reply # 588734 1-Mar-2012 10:42
Send private message

cgrew:
I think sadly the link between man & technology is an obscure one. Man's quest for worldly knowledge is ever increasing but why can't the "science community" & other institutions for that matter ever acknowledge the possibility of something on the other side?.


Other side of what?

If by that you mean paranormal occurrences like near death experiences, feelings of ghostly presences, psychics and all that stuff - there's already satisfactory explanations.

Plus how you detect something that probably isn't there? Run around dark houses with sciency gadgets and night vision goggles?




My very metal Doctor Who theme

1025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 96

Trusted

  Reply # 589170 2-Mar-2012 07:54
Send private message

Hahaha, big LOL...

Why did Jay-Z and Beyoncé name their kid "Blue Ivy"? What was the deal with Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show? Why did Whitney Houston die? Some people might say that "famous people are weird and sad" is the answer to all three questions. But no, the answer is: The Illuminati. Who? Allow us to explain.




My very metal Doctor Who theme

1073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 590046 3-Mar-2012 22:38
Send private message

BurningBeard: Hahaha, big LOL...
I trust you read the skeptics guide ;) Why do Rhianna (or is it Rihanna?) and Chris Brown make a triangle symbol in their music videos? Well they are muppets, perhaps they are emulating Sesame Street.

860 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 592429 8-Mar-2012 15:57
Send private message

Skolink:
BurningBeard: Hahaha, big LOL...
I trust you read the skeptics guide ;) Why do Rhianna (or is it Rihanna?) and Chris Brown make a triangle symbol in their music videos? Well they are muppets, perhaps they are emulating Sesame Street.



SOPA in a nutshell - "We can do whatever we want & get away with it."


The worst idea for internet censorship - It's quite pathetic really and you guys still think the world is not run by people who want to restrict your rights.

1598 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 592431 8-Mar-2012 15:58
Send private message

cgrew:
Skolink:
BurningBeard: Hahaha, big LOL...
I trust you read the skeptics guide ;) Why do Rhianna (or is it Rihanna?) and Chris Brown make a triangle symbol in their music videos? Well they are muppets, perhaps they are emulating Sesame Street.



SOPA in a nutshell - "We can do whatever we want & get away with it."


The worst idea for internet censorship - It's quite pathetic really and you guys still think the world is not run by people who want to restrict your rights.

Did you not read the title: "To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes" /sarcasm

860 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


Reply # 592437 8-Mar-2012 16:05
Send private message

codyc1515: Did you not read the title: "To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property."



Haha creativity!?  That's gold. 


and for other purposes..."



Yes... other purposes... What might they be ah hem?? Oh that's right - To protect "intellectual" property of course.

2942 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 434

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 592462 8-Mar-2012 16:43
Send private message

cgrew:
SOPA in a nutshell - "We can do whatever we want & get away with it."


The worst idea for internet censorship - It's quite pathetic really and you guys still think the world is not run by people who want to restrict your rights.


Well no, they don't frankly care about your rights.  They care about money, and maximising it.  The assertion that these people want to restrict your rights is absurd, they simply don't care about them.

1 | ... | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39


Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.