A thought-provoking article about whether death may not be inevitable anymore.
“Should we die?” (from the Atlantic)
This video is funny in parts and eye-rolling in parts. (Unable to embed; click on the screenshot below and the video should open in a new window. If not, you can find it in the article.)
A couple of reactions:
Do you really need a computer to tell you you’ve reached 66% serenity while meditating?
“Will aging dictators be able to stay in power forever?” (a cold chill down my spine)
Does having a “death deadline” encourage you to live your life to the fullest?
What aspects of IoT (the Internet of Things) do you think are beneficial to society?
Three debate topics for the new year, connected to shopping and “stuff”:
- Stores and shops should close on January 1st.
- “Lucky bags” are a waste of money.
- The “otoshidama” age limit should be 18.
- “Osechi” is an old tradtion that should be abolished.
Here are a few articles that may help:
Here’s another video. The first part focuses on two young dancers, then there is a photo montage of people wearing hijab, with a voiceover reminding us not to be afraid, and finally there’s a dance sequence, starting at about the 6:20 mark.
Watch one of the kids tell you the answer to this joke at the end of the video:
Here is the editor’s explanation about “Why We Put a Transgender Girl on the Cover of National Geographic”
I’m sorry there are no Japanese kids in this video. If you know any 9-year-olds, try interviewing them about what they think the best and worst parts of being a boy or girl are.