gingoodman

gingoodman wrote

So, what, if it's a man applying for a loan they would approve them right away? I get that millennials don't have enough money to fend for themselves but I wonder what do these girls want to do with the loan that forces them to give in to the blackmail? Because if it's just to buy a fancy smartphone then there's something wrong with both parties here.

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gingoodman wrote

Everyone could give up their smartphone, but not everyone would do it. That's a big difference. For the many of us, smartphones is the one technology that is already like an extension of our arms. I would also question why I should give it up before handing it over but for me, I wouldn't willingly give up my smartphone simply because it's how I connect to my family and work.

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gingoodman wrote

I don't think it's just "US lives" that will be affected by climate change, although the recent California wildfire do have an impact on the climate change. If the climate gets worst, all of us around the globe will be affected by this and will feel the wrath of Mother Nature. The question is will we survive the next natural disaster or not?

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gingoodman wrote

And they say AI will never take our jobs away from us. I wonder how many employees have been laid off because of this? I hope that the company compensated them very well, as it is extremely hard to lose a source of livelihood these days. If automation (as in Narrow AI) are already taking over our jobs now, what more when the AGIs and ASIs arrived? We'd all be doomed.

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gingoodman wrote

Of course it is. When the animals died with the plants, and then the forest are also dying because of deforestation, not to mention the natural disasters that we have no control of, it's only a matter of time before the world collapses and ends. Hopefully, we won't have to come to that, but the question is are we ever going to learn? Will we all work together to save the planet?

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gingoodman wrote

Gosh, no! I really don't get people who cook their pets and eat them. The thing is, I think that if and when the oceans and crops die, we would have no choice but to resort to look for other meat. I just hope a lot of us would just start becoming vegans or vegetarians instead.

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gingoodman wrote

Yeah, that's 'cause millennial these days just don't want to procreate anymore. With how vial the world and humans are, plus the fact that the planet is in the brink of collapsing, why would anyone want to bring a child in?

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gingoodman wrote

I agree. I don't understand why they keep making it seem like bitcoin mining is worse than gold mining or burning fossil fuels. Sure, mining bitcoin takes a lot of power consumption, but I don't think that it's the worse of all like news media outlets make it seem like. That said, I think that bitcoin miners could also use some alternative to this. Maybe solar panels? What do you think?

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gingoodman wrote

Then we better prepare for the worldwide battle royale because when crops died then we would have no choice but to either starve to death or kill to survive. Whether it's to kill people or animals, it's up to us. Then again, there may not be a single animals to haunt when society collapses.

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gingoodman wrote

Or lab-grown meats will rise and be the source of food when crops and animals died after collapse. Either that, or the government might do The Hunger Games and cook the tributes that died... but I'd rather eat lab-grown meats than eat someone I used to know.

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gingoodman wrote

This is good news! I hope it continues to repair so that the climate somehow normalizes again. My only fear is that this "repairing" stuff is actually the start of a more serious problem in the ozone layer and would bring an even greater damage on all of us worldwide.

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gingoodman wrote

I doubt it. There are kids who live in places that is more polluted than this, but why aren't they suffering from obesity? Granted it was due to malnutrition, the thing is if it's true that air pollution can indeed cause weight gain, it affects us only very little. More than weight issues, what air pollution brings is lung problems, not weight gain.

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gingoodman wrote

No. Just no. Childhood obesity wasn't caused by air pollution from vehicles. Seriously, we should stop blaming everything on climate change, and start owning our faults. Air pollution is a global concern but please, I don't think it causes weight issues.

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gingoodman wrote

This reminds me of the movie "The Circle", where the employees live in what look like a mini city, and one of the employees volunteered to be put to surveillance 24/7 using a device. I mean, if Google wants to create a smart city, then cool, but if it's going to cause people's privacy, then it bite them in the ass in the future, I'm sure of that.

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gingoodman wrote

Well, it depends on what was done, of course. Generally speaking, one person can't ruin the planet so easily, but if you're going to burn the forest causing a wildfire then of course, you can single-handedly ruin the planet. But also, why would someone do that?

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gingoodman wrote

Well, I agree that it wouldn't hurt if bitcoin miners find an alternative way to mine bitcoins that is more environmentally friendly, but I doubt bitcoin mining contributed half of the reason for global warming. Between bitcoin mining and burning fossil fuels, bitcoin mining will always be the lesser of two evils.

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