Money doesn’t appear out of thin air? That is so 2017. With the Big Bang of the cryptocurrency market, digital dollars have completely defied the previous norms of investment and money making. It’s the Wild West, with digital gold up for grabs and outlaws roaming the field for the biggest margins in tens of cryptocurrencies that have since followed the success of bitcoins.
A couple of days before Christmas, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced the successful launch of its long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with its leader Jong-un Kim issuing a statement that both threatened and reassured the world.
When I was a child, like children are, I always knew exactly the things I wanted. Local forays into the territories outside the warm walls of home to the nearby mall had me always in paths circular in nature.
If I were to sum up my life philosophy in one word, that word would probably be “balance”. For as long as I can remember, my recipe for happiness was maintaining the delicate balance between the various aspects of my life I cared about: academics, relationships, physical and mental health. This pursuit of a work-life balance has been a lifelong challenge, especially due to my tendency to always want to fulfill my potential.
A man screams at the camera as he shakes his body and twitches his eyes violently, thanking everyone for the “Star Balloons” he just received. In the sane world, the man’s actions would be completely incomprehensible and people would view this man with concern. However, in the world of AfreecaTV, he is just BJ Chulgoo, a prize-winning, seven-year veteran live streamer that brings entertaining content to viewers in all forms.
Our good friends in the New World recently decided to abandon some of humanity’s most valued assets by setting the concept of logic on fire. As the red, white, and blue flames burn the coal that drives “The Donald”, the rest of the world watches, horrified, as 2017 set new records for extreme weather conditions.
Although polygamous marriages are generally frowned upon by modern Western societies and mainly have negative connotations, it is possible to identify positive externalities for both parties involved in this arrangement.
The American sci-fi film Gattaca from 1997 presents us with a future society where children are conceived through genetic manipulation in order to endow them with the best hereditary conditions. Now, two decades later, designer babies have become an intense topic of discussion that challenges some of our most intrinsic and fundamental values.
We sometimes recline away from our rational selves to make room for ambiguity — we know that committing to a stance can be a self-deprecating act and must assume neutrality to shy away from being judged. In other words, we attribute happenings to subjects that hinge on a far less solid basis as we can see from the articles or speeches that say the “evil has taken over” or one was “cut short of luck”.
What if you passed by someone or something lying in deadly pain, wrenched in the cold waters of the Styx? The good-willed member of society is obliged to assist, to guide, and to save. We should not, and must not, become the victims of cowardice and lethargy. This is when courage is needed and when the lone ordinary becomes the mystically heroic.
The Turk (1700s), Da Vinci (2000), and AlphaGo (2015) are only some of the many “robots” that have brought about revolutionary changes to the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Although the proficiency of such robots has already been proven, the public has had mixed opinions on the topic of these robots replacing many areas of mankind’s lifestyle.
Although a distinctive line can be drawn between the concept of “truthfulness” and “usefulness”, the increasing demand for a comprehensive set of information in today’s pursuit of knowledge means that we should be critical of the selectivity and the integrity of the knowledge presented to us.
One typical rainy autumn day in Vienna, Mrs. Wagner, my ninth grade history teacher, asked several minutes before class started, “Did you hear about what happened to Kim Jong-il? What do you think is going to happen now to North Korea?”
I became a big fan of dystopian novels ever since I read George Orwell’s 1984 in high school and fell in love with the darker themes in fiction writing, which was a new concept to me at the time. Luckily, there was no shortage of writers who had gloomy futures for humanity, and soon after 1984, I had finished Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Lois Lo
An ill-fated duo has taught Korea a valuable lesson: one that none of the Bushes, Kims, or Arroyos could teach us, one that millions took to the street every week to learn, one that demystified a deified dead.On one hand stands the princess, left to the hands of her secretaries and assistants after both her parents were assassinated. She must have walked a lonely path. Even though she may have bee
Dear eligible voters, By the time this letter is published, we will have chosen a new president to lead this angry, disillusioned, and divided nation. But regardless of the results of the election, there will be some who will have voted and others who will have abstained from voting. If you are in the former category, there is not much to say except that I hope you are happy with the outcome. But
Ahacker, presumably from China, has managed to get their hands on personal information from Goodchoice, a famous accommodation website with more than 3 million members, on March 23. The victims received emails from the hacker that included sexually offensive messages. WithInnovation, the parent company of Goodchoice, has yet managed to figure out the exact number of victims. The hacker is blackmai
Every day, the School of Humanities and Social Science Building gets flooded with students of all ages and majors. Courses held here are electives, dealing with a variety of topics on the arts and humanities. In any other school, such a building would not stand out. Here at KAIST, however, the structure stands out like an imposter amidst others with more technical names. As a matter of fact, as th
What instills the intrinsic realization that you are you? It is the age-old philosophical question of what makes consciousness and the concept of self. Regarding this entire concept I am dealing with here, there is a deeper foundational and intrinsic feeling that we all share; this conscious realization that we are all unique as existential beings, confined to our own physical container, unable to