On normal days, outside the emergency, social networks and our smartphones are a superlfuous means of communication. While in this period they represent one of the few (if not the only) means by which not to remain alone. But one must always be cautious in using social media. The image of the artist Pawel Kuczysnki represents his alienation in the traffic, as if we were on a happy island but in reality we are only in the traffic.
The Christmas season is one of the periods when you buy more things. Gifts are one of the undeniable ways to present yourself as guests in the homes of friends and relatives.
Often a gift, even if of little value, can represent a lot, even the symbol of a friendship. Among adults, it is often a formality. But how many Chinese products do we buy? Surely many. And although we don’t buy them directly from the Chinese store, the origin of most of the products, above all the technological ones, is Chinese. It’s funny to think how many of the things we use have been produced in China: it’s like thinking that every Chinese worker gives us a gift when we find a low-cost product.
What differs us from animals? Many would answer the instinct. The answer is not wrong, however it is not entirely correct. I would say that another thing that differs us from animals is modesty. If we did not have modesty our actions would not be conditioned by any shame or feeling. Although even animals have a little of modesty, especially dogs, the difference with us is really substantial. The lack of modesty is what is shaping up with the new technologies, especially 5G, which will make our lives increasingly hyperconnected. Where does our public life end and where does the private one begin? The big brother is the parody of the future. The big brother is the parody of the future. Our every look is under everyone’s eyes or at least it could be through spying means like drone and cameras.
You imagine what would happen if computer experts or hackers mounted cameras in people’s homes: there would be no more privacy.
A few days ago the Italian television program Report made a well-documented investigation into all cases of espionage in the world: staggering levels.
“Spying would perhaps be tolerable if it could be exercised by honest people”
Our image never coincides with our soul but it certainly influences it.
To think that social media is just a pastime is pure utopia. In fact there are many people who use facebook (or even other social networks) to let off steam.
With this you can define a confessional facebook. people can even let off steam with images … and maybe it’s also a natural and human side but sometimes it does as if they were going to a religious confessional …
Certainly they coincide with the limits of our inhumanity!
The life of this world has a limited time but it must not make up for much before its natural course.
Probably the man will settle on other planets like the moon or mars, even managing to correct and change atmospheric conditions.
The sea is the most significant indicator of climate change: its rise, which is increasing every year, represents the danger that the planet faces in raising temperatures caused to pollution.
This year the rise of the sea has been a record because the largest icebergs and Greenland glaciers have melted. And as if this were not enough, this year the US president Trump asked Denmark to buy Greenland. An action that could have brought an unspoiled nation into the wrong hands.
Moreover, this year the two greatest tragedies of the century have happened: the fires of the Amazon forest and those of the forests of Siberia, which are the green lungs of the planet. What else must happen to warn the powerful of the earth to take serious action? At Kyoto protocol – which includes the most important environmental measures – does not involve the USA, which is responsible for 36.2% of total carbon dioxide emissions.
We all need an anchor, to stop us from the hectic world, or to hold on in difficult times. It is always difficult to understand what we need in sad times; with the name of Anchor we refer metaphorically to something that serves our soul and not only …
There’s anything better than the anchor to refer to something that keeps us steady in times of storm.
It allows us to stand firm in a place without sinking and avoid sinking along with the boat in the abyss.
But is that the best place to drop anchor? Difficult to establish, almost impossible. We always want to know how the bottom is to make sure that the anchor does not move. A bottom too deep certainly does not allow you to put down the anchor!
When I was little, every time I saw a port I always wanted to see the bottom, as if the transparency of the water gave me support and tranquility.
In today’s world, where technology breaks into our daily lives, books are the only place to drop anchor. In books we are able to catch the best thoughts by returning children who want to see the bottom to mirror their soul.
As always, Pawel Kuczynski’s drawings inspire me with thoughts and reflections.
What is freedom? It is the power to choose between multiple possibilities in a precise moment! But the past is a merchant and leads us to think that destiny has often chosen for us, as if everything were already written.
Other times we think that our choices are dictated only by our will, when instead they are influenced by a myriad of factors and circumstances that make up the system.
The gear of this system is run by a few powerful people who lead us to believe that we live in a world of possibilities when in reality they are the ones who choose for us.
To give an example we can think of the political elections: our vote is a drop in the sea and does not influence much if in our life we do not fight to create a group of people who share our thoughts.
Voting is often influenced by big of i-tech that can influence voting with social and internet. We believe we can choose instead we are deluded even when we interact with the system, because fighting it is itself the project of the system.
Oggi il clima sta trasformando il mondo e una goccia d’acqua assume un ruolo prezioso, perché la chirurgia e la precisione con le quali operiamo e agiamo sono di vitale importanza per il futuro del pianeta.
La goccia d’acqua è il simbolo della perfezione, dell’efficienza e dell’assenza di spreco delle risorse. E’ la forza con la quale agiamo senza rimpianti e senza errori in un mondo dove tutto sta mutando nella distruzione della mano dell’uomo.
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Comunque eccovi alcuni dati sul cambiamento climatico:
Infatti dall’inizio della rivoluzione industriale, la concentrazione atmosferica dell’anidride carbonica è aumentata del 40% a causa del massiccio uso di combustibili fossili delle attività umane, la concentrazione del gas metano è cresciuta del 150% e la concentrazione del protossido di azoto è cresciuta del 20%.
I cambiamenti climatici in corso sono talmente veloci che mettono a rischio la capacità di adattamento degli esseri viventi
Il nuovo record raggiunto nel 2014 è stato di +1.45°C rispetto al trentennio 1971-2000 (fonte: ISAC-CNR)
E’ veramente incredibile pensare che alcuni potenti della terra come il Presidente USA Trump non faccia niente per i cambiamenti climatici. L’emblema di questa presa di posizione è l’uscita degli USA dagli accordi di Paridi (195 nazioni) del 2015.
Donald Trump è contro gli scienziati. Il Presidente degli Usa infatti in un’intervista al Washington Post ha dichiarato di non credere “ai cambiamenti climatici provocati dall’uomo”. Il commento arriva dopo un rapporto sull’inquinamento e le sue ripercussioni economiche stilato dagli scienziati di 13 agenzie federali statunitensi su commissione del Congresso