Vin Martinez

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Vin Martinez
Posted over 1 year ago
Greg Asner: Ecology from the air
His mentioning of elephant management reminds me of Allan Savory's talk on reversing desertification. It does seems as if scientists/researchers find it easy to blame ecological damage on herds of animals, however, I find Allan's talk fascinating, and counter-intuitive in a way that makes sense. The debate continues...
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Vin Martinez
Posted about 2 years ago
Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers
This problem has been dealt with in a way. The more advanced a country is, the lower the fertility rate. As more countries grow out of poverty, and as access to birth control rises, it is expected that fertility will drop to about 1 to 2 children per woman, and that the population will stabilize by around 2050, at 9 billion. Hans Rosling has some very informational TED Talks that you should watch :) Of course there are other ways to deal with an expanding population, most of which are cruel and unusual.
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Vin Martinez
Posted almost 3 years ago
Might You Live a Great Deal Longer?
I'm sure there is an 80 year old more athletic than you, and physically more capable than you are now. It's very hypocritical of you to pretend to feel empathy for old people, and in the same sentence cast them off as useless to society. Plenty of old people work hard and play hard right up to the very last minutes of their lives.
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Vin Martinez
Posted over 3 years ago
Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?
She acts as if technology is a cause for concern... The technology is fine, it's the people that are the problem. The people afraid to be themselves. I think technology lets us connect to others like ourselves, in essence giving us the courage to be ourselves around those that aren't exactly like us. Yes, sometimes -always- in awkward situations we turn to our phones, but it's not for fear of communication, but perhaps because we are more introverted than we like to pretend. Right now I'm developing a new form of communication and sales, and I'm doing it through the digital platform. The online community, where though we may not know each other, we are all connected through similar interests, and share an innate trust towards each other. It's because of the social community, that we can feel so much more confident being ourselves, but it is that same social community which makes communication in real life a little more difficult. I.e. I'm into technology, advertising, and politics. My best friends are into girls, girls, weed...and girls. They can talk for days about girls, but it's a little tricky to talk to them about politics. So what am I to do? I open my mouth and talk. "So whats new with you? So what are you into? So hows life? Hows your sig other? Have you watched etc?" Insert joke. laugh. Eventually, I'll get exhausted of trying to communicate, and I'll revert to my introverted self, but I don't feel anymore distant from those around me. I just know I'm not a big talker. And that is perfectly fine! I have friends when I need them, company when I want it, and everyone knows they can turn to me for an ear and honesty. I'm a thinker, a dreamer, I'm not ostracized from the people around me! If anything, I'm even more comfortable in my own skin than ever before. I cant help but get the feeling that Sherry is an extrovert trying to find a problem with cell phones. I think the problem is in our trust towards each other to allow each other to be themselves.