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One way to cry is to think about what you’d say to the person sitting next to you on the plane (representing life) that is about to crash (acres of death) and then hear yourself singing a song At the Bottom of Everything
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Demographic marketing appeals to gender produced, packaged and exported post-dependent-humans.
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One innovative company has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
The Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles, Big Think reported. Once someone deposits their bottle at the top, food is released at the bottom. The Pugedon Smart Recycling Boxes operate at no charge to the city, and the recycled bottles cover the cost of the food.
The simple machine will provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, who often rely on the area’s residents to feed them. It’s also bringing some positive change to a place where the fate of stray animals has not always been a happy one.
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Now if only the stray dogs would learn to collect the bottles and put them in the machine.
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So, what’s the trade-off here? In general, we are safer (automation makes airline flying safer, in general) except in the long-tail: pilots are losing both tacit knowledge of flying and some of its mechanics. But in general, we, as humans, have less and less understanding of our machines—we are compartmentalized, looking at a tiny corner of a very complex system beyond our individual comprehension. Increasing numbers of our systems—from finance to electricity to cybersecurity to medical systems, are going in this direction. We are losing control and understanding which seems fine—until it’s not. We will certainly, and unfortunately, find out what this really means because sooner or later, one of these systems will fail in a way we don’t understand.
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What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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