Jak Xenon

Harrogate, United Kingdom

About Jak

Bio

A level Student with key skills in many areas including computing, communication, maths,physics, finance and problem solving.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Maths, Physics, Computing

I'm passionate about

Technology. Particle Physics.

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Jak Xenon
Posted almost 4 years ago
IntelligentDemocracy: The right to vote based on intelligence, not age!
you don't understand what i mean. you would need to reach an intelligence benchmark. it wouldn't be difficult for 90% of those who have finished high school. and if you pass you get to vote. similar to a driving test where after passing you gain the right to drive. and the test would test for political awareness not political view. it would not create a type of voter it would just make sure that people voting are aware of how their voting system actually works and what policies really mean.
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Jak Xenon
Posted almost 4 years ago
IntelligentDemocracy: The right to vote based on intelligence, not age!
you make the wrong assumption that absolute democracy is a good thing. in a world where everyone votes on everything we create societies where actions are based on mass opinion and not facts. a society run purely with a democratic system will not function or will function poorly. Intellegent democracy is for the people by the people who understand what it is they are voting for. the age limit is to discriminate who should and who should not vote. i believe age discrimination is wrong. and i am proposing an alternative. and any tests taken would not be based on opinion it would be a test of political understanding: understanding of how political systems work and how the political system of your country works. once you understand what voting actually means and how your vote makes a difference then you should be able to vote. not when you reach a certain age.
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Jak Xenon
Posted almost 4 years ago
Age discrimination is no different than racism or sexism.
'I believe it takes until at least aged 18 for the majority of young people to begin to form a view of the wider world.' so what you actually need to measure is view of the wider world. not age! when people set age boundaries they are actually setting boundaries of knowledge of physical ability by means of age. boundaries of age are not fair as they are based on the average person and ignore the above average people. in the UK the age to drive is 17, but not everyone passes their test at 17 because not everyone is skilled enough, mentally or physically to drive at that age. the factors that influence the ability to drive are mental skill and physical ability, not age!
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Jak Xenon
Posted almost 4 years ago
Age discrimination is no different than racism or sexism.
experience doesn't come with age, it comes with experience. and a lot of the wisdom you gain through experience can be quantified. also don't fall into the assumption that all teens are out of control due to their hormones. that is simply not true. and mental capacity can again be quantified. and quantifiable things can be tested for.
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Jak Xenon
Posted almost 4 years ago
IntelligentDemocracy: The right to vote based on intelligence, not age!
im saying get rid of age boundaries all together. a ridiculously intelligent 5 year old may pass but a ridiculously dumb 20 year old may not. so it will average out! and if such a child existed they would likely be independent enough to make their own choice. the test would have to be monitored very closely i agree. it wont be a test of political opinion it would be a test of political awareness. i don't agree with lowering the voting age. age discrimination is wrong. just scrap the age boundary and set up an intelligence boundary.