The repressive fence: most controversial technological development in history
I think you said a lot when referencing "humans are the only animal to do this." Which does not necessarily mean "the fence," or division, separation (of any kind) was a "smart" choice by humans. It was an intelligent choice yet not exactly "smart," and has defined and led too the "barriers" that keep people(s) apart.
Just as so many humans strive to "belong" instead of striving to be open to ongoing options and opportunities that are missing when we become focused on specific collections of thoughts and beliefs. "Fences" work to secure these perceptions and this is what has evolved to be the major underlying basis for our world problems in the last several decades.
The more humans want to harbor their ideas and possessions, the more we experience conflict. The "fence," border, flag, etc. says, "Keep out and/or Join Us."
I do not disagree that the "fence" is AN important technological development, yet it is a tool of oppression. Just ask the First Nation-People/Native Americans.
Antimicrobial resistance is growing worldwide, rendering many "work horse" medicines ineffective. Without intervention, drug-resistant pathogens could lead to millions of deaths by 2050. Thankfully, companies like Pfizer are taking action.
- Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens are one of the largest threats to global health today.
- As we get older, our immune systems age, increasing our risk of life threatening infections. Without reliable antibiotics, life expectancy could decline for the first time in modern history.
- If antibiotics become ineffective, common infections could result in hospitalization or even death. Life-saving interventions like cancer treatments and organ transplantation would become more difficult, more often resulting in death. Routine procedures would become hard to perform.
- Without intervention, resistant pathogens could result in 10 million annual deaths by 2050.
- By taking a multi-faceted approach—inclusive of adherence to good stewardship, surveillance and responsible manufacturing practices, as well as an emphasis on prevention and treatment—companies like Pfizer are fighting to help curb the spread.
No, the Syrian civil war is not over. But it might be soon. Time for a recap
- The War in Syria has dropped off the radar, but it's not over (yet)
- This 1-minute video shows how the fronts have moved – and stabilised – over the past 22 months
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
- To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
- Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
- There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
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