Felix Smith

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Felix Smith
Posted over 2 years ago
How will travel change local places in the future?
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-10/video-quantum-levitating-hoverboard-lets-students-glide-air-or-magnets and http://thevenusproject.com/en/technology/transportation.. There may be no correlation between the concepts at this time to be honest I thought it was a great concept when i connected those dots in my own mind. Assuming that the potential from the TEDtalk from Boaz Almog where the suggestion is made that a 3 inch disc can hold 70,000 times it's own weight.. in my head that naturally clicked with creating magnetic rails for future trains with no friction resistance? So purely conceptual i'm afraid
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Felix Smith
Posted over 2 years ago
How will travel change local places in the future?
Another small thought, it's quite fascinating to think that there's conceptual trains that use quantum locking to potentially be able to transport a person anywhere in the world within 4 hours.. How do people decide where to stay when they can take a lunch break half away across the planet? I would guess you'd have to focus more on how to get a customer to stay somewhere long enough to enjoy your facilities instead of focusing on advertising for cheap commercial flights?
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Felix Smith
Posted over 2 years ago
How will travel change local places in the future?
at the moment this is purely theory based on observation but i'm in the conceptual stages of building an app that would provide a easy simple user face for musicians to upload their prefered instrument, skill level, and intention (session musician jams/putting bands together etc). This hopefully would serve to bring together larger local communities and help provide platforms for collaboration.. So far the feedback on the idea is promising and i feel it has potential.. So i guess in essence this kind of available lifestyle can be advertised to portray the kind of cultural climate in an area. This is something perfectly measurable and publishable that could easily be included when demonstrating what's available for customers that are looking to get a change of scenery for a weekend, any thoughts on areas i might be able to expand with type of social project I'd love to hear..
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Felix Smith
Posted over 2 years ago
Do right and wrong exist?
The problem with the question you pose is that you have to assume that there is objective morality at all, this might be reasonable to the confines of you belief but it doesn't hold true in the world as we understand it. Quite simply, you cannot be independent of your thoughts, you are an observer of your reality.. therefore objective reality can't be thought of as existing. So you cannot find out what is "Objectively right or wrong", we can't prove that any holy text was written by god, we can't prove any 'prophet' actually heard the voice of god, and not just the voice in his head, and we can't prove there is a god. So the only thing you can know about an objective truth is that you cannot know if one exists. The obvious answers to the question you pose is simply the emotional and physical damage that the act causes not only to the victim but to the victims loved ones as well. Or in fact anyone that learns of the incident and feels the empathetic pains. There is also the implications to consider of self-suffering within the attacker who would feel tremendous guilt if they are not devoid of emotion or empathy; and if they are devoid of emotion and empathy then imagine the suffering already bestowed upon them that their mind might close down entirely their ability to feel. It's the over all effect of large human suffering that we can safely determine that rape is wrong. I can't imagine being able to argue it more reasonably or rationally than that.
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Felix Smith
Posted over 2 years ago
How will travel change local places in the future?
if keeping individual cultures in local communities is your aim.. it might be a thought to start endorsing local community research projects.. Often small towns have their own little events, walks through a forest of lights in the night or local festivals for the musicians of local towns. But what if you where to research into the clubs of an area, discover any demographics of people with particular interests. Such as large numbers of musically orientated people in nearby towns, or extreme sports fans, for example you could gather ideas from these communities in what they need to fulfill their desires. i.e a town has a community of skate boarders or free runners; you could hold regular events or training to provide more opportunities, and try something unique and experimental, like integrating architecture that is Parkour friendly in any new developments. Ambitious perhaps but this could potentially support growth of communities within local areas, and also create a lot of diversity between individual areas... All of which will be more accessible when progression in transportation occurs meaning that people could travel around their own countries to experience a diversity in communities, that support all types of people, their hobbies and interests.
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Felix Smith
Posted about 3 years ago
Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong
i feel you may have misinterpreted some of what she was saying, it's hardly advocating negative self reflection. just suggesting that mistakes are part of human nature so if you make a mistake you shouldn't pass the blame on to someone else, or deny the fact you're at fault for whatever reason, for me a mistake is generally made through misinterpreting what someones has said or forgetfulness or just not knowing. i think the best thing to take from this talk is to accept that sometimes you just do not know.