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Am curious to know what you guys think. Personally, I think it's overcoming boundaries. These days, everyone wants to belong to a group but the mere existence of these groups creates bias and thus, inequality.
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Convicting rapists and murderers
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Convicting rapists and murderers
Are you saying that forming a good justice system is the challenge or the actual convicting of these people?
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Are you saying that forming a good justice system is the challenge or the actual convicting of these people?
I don't actually know a great justice system but... I do know that some individuals are more likely to get reduced sentences than others.
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Am curious to know what you guys think. Personally, I think it's overcoming boundaries. These days, everyone wants to belong to a group but the mere existence of these groups creates bias and thus, inequality.
That's an interesting thought. On a global scale I would say climate change - that the world is changing faster and sooner than many of us realise. And this will have many knock on effects to the way we function as a society e.g. compromising global food security, more dangerous climatic conditions, conflict, destruction of valuable ecosystems. On a more individual level, I think the rise of digital technology has lead to a decline in personal interaction amongst people, with a detrimental affect on our mental health.
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That's an interesting thought. On a global scale I would say climate change - that the world is changing faster and sooner than many of us realise. And this will have many knock on effects to the way we function as a society e.g. compromising global food security, more dangerous climatic conditions, conflict, destruction of valuable ecosystems. On a more individual level, I think the rise of digital technology has lead to a decline in personal interaction amongst people, with a detrimental affect on our mental health.
Didn't they disprove that climate thing? Like, isn't it part of a normal cycle that nature goes through that goes through every now and then. Theres pretty good data to back it up too.(am not a disbeliever, I just like to look at both sides) But what do you think?


On the technology issue though, your absolutely right. People like to use technology to put down others while hiding behind their screens as well.
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Didn't they disprove that climate thing? Like, isn't it part of a normal cycle that nature goes through that goes through every now and then. Theres pretty good data to back it up too.(am not a disbeliever, I just like to look at both sides) But what do you think?


On the technology issue though, your absolutely right. People like to use technology to put down others while hiding behind their screens as well.
No, I don't think so - the evidence to support climate change is overwhelming compared with that which contradicts it. (Have a google, it's an interesting topic!)
Exactly - it is so easy for people to be anonymous over the internet that they treat others badly without any chance of repercussion. Also, sending messages can override spending quality time with friends, and in shops and libraries we go to machines rather than people!
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Ageing population, by a long way really. Every aspect of our society will be impacted by the fact that the number of people needing £30,000+ per year just to keep them alive in a nursing home is greatly increasing vs the number of people able to earn said £30,000 is decreasing.

Climate change would be the other obvious answer.

(Original post by Radioactivedecay)
Didn't they disprove that climate thing? Like, isn't it part of a normal cycle that nature goes through that goes through every now and then. Theres pretty good data to back it up too.(am not a disbeliever, I just like to look at both sides) But what do you think?


On the technology issue though, your absolutely right. People like to use technology to put down others while hiding behind their screens as well.
I think this well-sourced comic will answer your query well.

https://xkcd.com/1732/
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Ageing population, by a long way really. Every aspect of our society will be impacted by the fact that the number of people needing £30,000+ per year just to keep them alive in a nursing home is greatly increasing vs the number of people able to earn said £30,000 is decreasing
That's definitely a big issue, and I'm all for raising the retirement age. There's no reason a 65-year-old can't work. In fact, I don't think there should be a set age - it should be dependent on health. Of course you can stop working any time you want, but don't expect younger people to pay your bills!
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Of course you can stop working any time you want, but don't expect younger people to pay your bills!
I mean... that's exactly how it currently works. 'Retirement age' simply refers to when you are allowed to claim your pension.

How would you determine when someone is able to claim their pension? Based on yearly health assessments? Sounds very bureaucratic and open to abuse...
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I mean... that's exactly how it currently works. 'Retirement age' simply refers to when you are allowed to claim your pension.

How would you determine when someone is able to claim their pension? Based on yearly health assessments? Sounds very bureaucratic and open to abuse...
That's true. But in any case, I think people should be in work for longer to reduce the dependency ratio. What I'm more concerned about is how much investment is being poured into old people. Retirement homes are popping up left, right and center. Meanwhile, schools are struggling - the secondary school I left last year (one of the best in the area supposedly) probably has something like a 40% staff turnover rate per year. We should be investing in the people that will be bringing in the money in the future.
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That's true. But in any case, I think people should be in work for longer to reduce the dependency ratio. What I'm more concerned about is how much investment is being poured into old people. Retirement homes are popping up left, right and center. Meanwhile, schools are struggling - the secondary school I left last year (one of the best in the area supposedly) probably has something like a 40% staff turnover rate per year. We should be investing in the people that will be bringing in the money in the future.
Who wants to work until they're in their 80s? I wouldn't.
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Universal morality (or lack thereof). When one person thinks something is acceptable but another thinks it's not, there will always be conflict.
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Automation. Killing jobs at an astounding rate. Even jobs that require significant human interaction are at risk. News reports could soon be read by automatic voices, your eldest relatives could soon be cared for by a robot, your children could even be taught by a machine. And when will we reach the point of no return where we give AI consciousness, meaning that it could learn how to protect itself and destroy humans?
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Porn - Wish I never saw the thing completely addicted and will be for a long time. The sex positive folk says it’s normal natural healthy so I thought it was fine for 6 years but they lied to us it’s incredibly unhealthy. Quitting porn is liberating and stopping jerking off is the way forward. all those ppl back in ancient times who said woo woo **** about life force energy were onto something
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Automation. Killing jobs at an astounding rate. Even jobs that require significant human interaction are at risk. News reports could soon be read by automatic voices, your eldest relatives could soon be cared for by a robot, your children could even be taught by a machine. And when will we reach the point of no return where we give AI consciousness, meaning that it could learn how to protect itself and destroy humans?
Isn't that good though? I mean, now, there's reduced risk of human error in places where errors are costly, like hospitals and manufacturing. Also, it frees people from doing mundane jobs, enabling them to get an education and thus get a ore important job, don't you think?
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Is British society its probably inequality, the pay gap between the rich and poor is ridiculous here.
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Automation. Killing jobs at an astounding rate. Even jobs that require significant human interaction are at risk. News reports could soon be read by automatic voices, your eldest relatives could soon be cared for by a robot, your children could even be taught by a machine. And when will we reach the point of no return where we give AI consciousness, meaning that it could learn how to protect itself and destroy humans?
So no one has to work any more? Awesome.
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