Andrew Collmus

Student
Fort Collins, CO, United States

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Andrew Collmus
Posted almost 2 years ago
is there any conclusive evidence for a robot uprising in out near future? if so, what can we do about it?
What many people do not realize is that there wil not specifically be a robot revolution. Try.... really try to think about how many computers are already involved in every aspect of your life. now try to imagine that with 40 more years worth of technology and innovation. Computers will be ingrained within us, we will be able to access internet data with merely a thought, we will use prosthetics to achieve physical greatness. before we can truly achieve a machine that thinks greather than a human, we will already use machines to improve our own thinking. The robot uprising will be humans with robotic technology. Those who oppose this will live separatly (like the amish do now) and really have litle effect on the rest of society as we progress
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Andrew Collmus
Posted almost 2 years ago
What is your argument for or against "Voter Apathy"?
So many people on here are promoting apathy because "there are no good candidates". You do not need to ever vote for a candidate to vote. There are always multiple ballot issues and referendums that have nothing to do with electing any particular person to any particular office.
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Andrew Collmus
Posted almost 2 years ago
What is your argument for or against "Voter Apathy"?
I have no issue with voter apathy. Most people do not spend any amount of time researching what is on the ballot. People that put in the time to understand what is on the ballot will usually vote one way or the other. People that do not care shouldn't vote, and those that will self-educate will and should. I think the bigger issue than apathy is ignorance.
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Andrew Collmus
Posted almost 2 years ago
Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?
Did anyone else find this to be biased, full of anecdotes, and lacking actual facts? I grew up with a computer, bought a cell phone when I was 16, have an Itouch now, and do not have this experience in any way. I would not text at a funeral, I would not email at a board meeting (unless it was encouraged in that particular business culture). I enjoy face to face interactions and meeting new people. I also enjoy expressing myself online where you can reach a new audience and have an opportunity for unique introspection. My grandmother told me that her grandmother didn't want her reading books because it would "rot her brain". With every major technological change comes major social change, this is not something to fear but something to enjoy. There have always been people who were rude, not personable, or just did not want to listen. Technology gives them an easier escape, but to blame technology itself is off the mark. IMO
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Andrew Collmus
Posted over 2 years ago
Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?
Technology is not going away or becoming less involved in our lives. People now have a digital identity and a "live" identity. Whether this is good or bad is not the issue (I think it is just fine), the issue is finding a new way to relate to people in both their identities. It is old-fashioned and naive to complain about absorbtion in technology or think that it will reverse in trend. Instead of complaining about the wave of technology we should see an opportunity to innovate our own lifestyles/areas of communication.
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Andrew Collmus
Posted over 2 years ago
Is there anything such as waste or unfortunate
It is true that waste, broken objects, disease, and all sorts of misfortunes generate employement. However, these are not the only sort of employment, and only exist out of necessity. People who have great talent in these fields would also be able to use their talents in other fields. If there were no burglers, no disease, etc, then the world would only be a more innovative place. The same people emplyed by these fields would be employed in other fields and I think it is indeed unfortunate that so much of the time and talent of humanity must be used like this.