Any Idea how the world will look like in 50 years?

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Have you ever thought about what the world would look like 50 years from now?

In 50 years, for sure, we will see delivery companies transporting packages in 30 minutes or less using self-guided drones. Pizza, flowers, groceries and anything else will be dropped on our doorsteps. Just imagine how that might change our lives — let’s say that you forgot your wedding anniversary. Oops, you check your phone and 30 minutes later you get her a new watch! The end of shopping! Amazing. The same is true if you need new organs. Last week a Frenchman received an artificial heart. In the future, such devices will allow you to replace your heart, liver, lungs or kidneys, mimicking nature using biological materials and sensors.

If we take the long view about science and human progress though, it doesn’t matter when drones and artificial organs will ever come into place. What really matters, according to Isaac Asimov, are the implications these new technologies will have for our society. As mentioned, mankind is already suffering and will suffer more and more from the “disease of boredom” in the future. Life expectancy will one day hit 90 years in some parts of the world, while the world continues to become extremely automated. Faced with overpopulated cities, extreme unemployment and serious budget constraints, all governments will have to answer the same questions: why did we fail to prepare our people to live in the future? Why did we delay policies to address our aging population and brain drain issues? Why did we wait so long to develop our creative industries and fight mass markets? The truth, however, is that the answers to those questions won’t matter anymore because it will all be too late.

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greatest discovery that everyone should know

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This is our year to shine and set up  goals to achieve success

Here’s an epiphany: Anyone can be a difference maker. But that said, I’d like to share a surprising revelation about how people who are stand-out successful think about themselves and their work.

The mindset is this: Great difference makers shift from seeing themselves as workers with an assignment to crank out, to seeing themselves as people with a difference to make.

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.

-Henry Ford-

You can do anything if you can just believe

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Sarah T Schwab says:

I never played “wedding” as a child; my Barbie dolls were always single novelists living in the city, and I was appalled when my favorite Disney character – Ariel from The Little Mermaid – left her life under the sea to walk on land with a man.

It might’ve been my mother who turned me into an early feminist. She was the one who lightheartedly taught me to say, “All men are chauvinist pigs” at the ripe age of 4 in order to floor my semi-bigoted uncle.

But I think my fierce independence ran deeper than that.

As an only child, I spent much time by myself either playing in the forest that surrounds my childhood home, or in my head while writing fiction. I felt enlivened and free in the fantasy worlds I created.

When the film “The Craft” came out in 1996, my 11-year-old imagination went to town.

I bought several books on magic and Wicca. Converting from Christianity never crossed my mind. I simply wanted to learn about things I didn’t understand. I was bound and determined that I could make things happen with my mind.

My mother knew that I wasn’t worshiping Satan or any such nonsense, and so, with a distant but mindful eye, she let my curiosities run wild.

Unfortunately many of my friends’ parents didn’t approve.

I was at a sleepover and had brought a book on candle magic; my friends were interested, so I delivered.

At the end of the evening, we cuddled under blankets in the living room and watched TV.

During the movie my friend’s mother called me into the kitchen. When I got there, I saw that my candle book was lying on the table.

“What is this?” she asked. Her expression was mixed with anger and fear. I was speechless; I couldn’t believe she’d gone through my things. When I failed to respond, she said, “Your mother’s on her way.”

When your love one is in jeopardy

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The struggle of a family and their thirteen year old daughter.

Two days after an agreement was reached to move 13-year-old Jahi McMath from an Oakland hospital, it remains unclear where the brain-dead girl will end up.

An attorney for McMath’s family has said it has located a doctor willing to help keep the girl alive and mentioned that she could be sent to a facility in New York, according to NBC Bay Area.

Though a court and hospital officials say Jahi is brain-dead, her mother, Nailah Winkfield, still holds out hope and claims the girl is “improving.”

“I will always fight for Jahi until she is ready to go, her own self. I can’t play God. She’s going to get better or she’s not, but I see her getting better,” Winkfield told reporters Friday night, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jahi’s uncle added to NBC that the family was “very happy” to now have the ability to move the girl.

The facility was not immediately identified, and although the girl can be moved while on a ventilator, her mother will take full responsibility for Jahi during the transfer, including in the event that the teen’s heart stops beating, under an agreement reached Friday.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo, however, refused the McMath family’s request for hospital doctors or another physician to insert feeding and tracheostomy tubes for the move.

 

Christopher Dolan, attorney for the McMath family, has not said specifically where or when she would be moved.

Jahi suffered heavy bleeding, cardiac arrest and “whole-brain death” — defined as an irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem — on Dec. 12, three days after complex tonsillectomy surgery.

Two hospital physicians and three outside doctors requested by the family deemed her brain-dead, court records show, and the county coroner was notified of the death. But the family protested the hospital’s intention to remove Jahi from a ventilator.

An independent physician named by Grillo last week corroborated the determination that Jahi is legally dead, saying that testing showed no blood flow to the brain, no ability to breathe without the ventilator and no sign of electrical activity in her brain.

Lets all pray for the family

The greatest discovery of all time

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The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

With a brand new year, I have given a great deal of thought to the subject of attitude. I consider it the most significant contributor in building friendships and in the development of families and life.

They say there is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

The Greek poet Hermesianax lived about 400 years before Christ. Although we don’t know much about him, Hermesianax left us a four-word phrase still meaningful today. He said, “As within, so without.” The attitude we possess within ourselves will determine external attractions.

Taken a step farther, as you are within, so will be the quality of your life. I have noticed that some of the best people I know and have had the chance to associate with are those who have remained positive in all aspects of their lives. They have demonstrated a great ability to relate to other people.