Re: Re: Re: How is technology changing politics?
Fernando - you make great points. You could even be right. I would definitely agree that a candidate who did not use the internet for the campaign would be at a huge disadvantage. However, I disagree that technology can't have a "huge break-thru impact" on presidential politics. New ideas, and new marketing campaigns are happening all the time. It's only a matter of time before someone figures out how to leverage the internet to get people to hop onto their candidates bandwagon. Furthermore, You-Tube and Big Think videos or blog postings of candidates will have a major impact on election results in 2008. A video of a candidate making a mistake or saying contradictory statements will spread like a Martina Navatolova (sp>) virus!
Be glad your name isn't attached to any of these bad ideas.
- Some inventions can be celebrated during their time, but are proven to be devastating in the long run.
- The inventions doesn't have to be physical. Complex mathematical creations that create money for Wall Street can do as much damage, in theory, as a gas that destroys the ozone layer.
- Inventors can even see their creations be used for purposes far different than they had intended.
The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
The new offices will be built in New York's Long Island City and Viriginia's Arlington.
- Amazon will receive more than $2 billion in incentives from the two states.
- The company plans to create a total of 50,000 jobs at an average wage of $150,000.
- The announcement has caused controversy, raising concerns about rising rent prices and potentially lost resources in communities surrounding the upcoming developments.
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