Do you think technological singularity will occur? If so, what time frame do you think it will happen in and how will it impact humanity? Alternatively, do you think or care at all about the potential for reaching singularity? This question has been asked by blogger Fandango. He explains the concept of technological singularity: “There are those who believe that technological advancement a net positive, … Continue reading FPQ 47 # Man VS Machine
Has using a telephone for making calls become obsolete? For those of you who grew up without the internet or smartphones, is calling and speaking with people on the phone still important? For those of you who grew up only using smartphones, is it necessary to call anyone anymore? Yesterday I received a phone call from a dear friend. This is a friend with whom … Continue reading Telephone Calls — F P Q #46
What do you believe, when it comes to people’s traits and personalities? Are they primarily formed and shaped by nature or by nurture, as defined above? What about your personality? Nature or nurture? Please elaborate. The debate of whether nature or nurture determines the outcome or final result of a person’s trait or characteristics is a very old one. This issue has been analysed by … Continue reading F P Q #43 Nature VS Nurture
Do you feel that in today’s world — and perhaps in the part of the world in which you live — the freedom to articulate and express opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction is being threatened? Throughout history it has been the practice of those in power to control the freedom of expression of those less powerful. Autocrats and dictators … Continue reading FPQ#42 Freedom of Expression
Today’s FPQ posed by Fandango is a quote from author Zadie Smith “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” Fandango elaborates on this quote by saying that we sometimes have a negative perception of the past . I beg to differ. Most people have a selective memory of the past and remember it as being better than it actually was. You can find literature … Continue reading FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
Do you think the end or the means is more important? Does the end justify the means? I think that this is a bit like asking if the hen comes before the egg or if the egg precedes the hen. In my opinion the ends and the means are both important. Their relative proportion can vary with the individual case. Take the legend of Robin … Continue reading FPQ # 36 : Do you think the end or the means is more important?
“If you could choose one — and only one — particular malady, condition, or disease for which a safe and effective treatment was available, what one condition would you choose to treat and why is that your choice?” Stress is a modern malady from which innumerable diseases sprout. Diseases of the heart, digestive system, bones, joints, muscles, nervous system, eyes and ears : you name … Continue reading “Malady of Choice” FPQ#27
“How do you manage or deal with stress? Is there a specific strategy or approach that you’ve found to be particularly effective?” Stress is very much a part of human life. Although some see it as a fairly modern affliction, it has been around for time immemorial. I am sure the prehistoric hunter/gatherers as well as the warriors through history must have faced stress and … Continue reading How do you deal with stress? FPQ#23
“Do you believe that size matters? Please explain your response.” Of course size matters! If you upsize your meal too frequently, you eventually up size your clothes. When you choose bite size or fun size, you may go hungry but you can drop a few pounds. I think this universal truth is self explanatory. Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question FPQ# 13 Continue reading FPQ#13 Do you believe that size matters ?
Fandango of This, That & The Other posts a weekly question on an issue that requires discussion and debate. You can check this out here:Fandango’s Provocative Question This week’s question is: “How do you feel about people who always seem to exaggerate when relating a story? Do you equate embellishment with lying? As a blogger, when, if ever, is stretching the truth, other than when … Continue reading FPQ #12 — Embellishment or Lying?