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The Idea of Progress

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English Idea of progress (Woman at work) flashcards.

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Is 'Progress' Good for Humanity? The stock narrative of the Industrial Revolution is one of moral and economic progress.

Is 'Progress' Good for Humanity?

Indeed, economic progress is cast as moral progress. The story tends to go something like this: Inventors, economists, and statesmen in Western Europe dreamed up a new industrialized world. Fueled by the optimism and scientific know-how of the Enlightenment, a series of heroic men—James Watt, Adam Smith, William Huskisson, and so on—fought back against the stultifying effects of regulated economies, irrational laws and customs, and a traditional guild structure that quashed innovation.

By the mid-19th century, they had managed to implement a laissez-faire (“free”) economy that ran on new machines and was centered around modern factories and an urban working class. It was a long and difficult process, but this revolution eventually brought Europeans to a new plateau of civilization. Bac Blanc CO ANGLAIS Emma Watson - HeForShe Campaign. Should we redesign humans? Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints.

Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice. Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance. Why Women Don't Want to Vote. IN 1895 the women of Massachusetts were asked by the state whether they wished the suffrage.

Why Women Don't Want to Vote

Of the 575,000 voting women in the state, only 22,204 cared for it enough to deposit in a ballot box an affirmative answer to this question. That is, in round numbers, less than four per cent wished to vote; about ninety-six per cent were opposed to woman suffrage or indifferent to it. That this expresses fairly well the average sentiment throughout the country can hardly be questioned. There may be some Western states in which the proportion of women who, for one reason or another, desire the suffrage is somewhat larger; on the other hand, there are Southern states in which it is even less. Certainly few men or women will doubt that at the present time an overwhelming majority of women are either reluctant to accept the ballot or indifferent to it. Open an acorn: in it we find the oak in all its parts,—root, trunk, branches.

"Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here. " Will a robot take your job? Type your job title into the search box below to find out the likelihood that it could be automated within the next two decades.

Will a robot take your job?

About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte. Tap here for the interactive. Sources 'The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to automation'. Data supplied by Michael Osborne and Carl Frey, from Oxford University's Martin School.

Methodology Oxford University academics Michael Osborne and Carl Frey calculated how susceptible to automation each job is based on nine key skills required to perform it; social perceptiveness, negotiation, persuasion, assisting and caring for others, originality, fine arts, finger dexterity, manual dexterity and the need to work in a cramped work space. The research was originally carried out using detailed job data from the United States O*NET employment database. Historiana : Case Study : Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world. Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world The introduction of women's suffrage came at different times in different places.

Historiana : Case Study : Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world

The struggle to achieve votes for women began in the late 18th century but had little success until the early 20th century - even at the beginning of the 21st century there are still countries where votes for women are restricted or denied. One important episode in the campaign for women's suffrage was fought in Britain from about 1880 until 1918, when Parliament finally granted some women (but not all) the right to vote. Inside DARPA's Attempts to Engineer a Futuristic Super-Soldier. Retired four-star general Paul F.

Inside DARPA's Attempts to Engineer a Futuristic Super-Soldier

Gorman recalls first learning about the “weakling of the battlefield” from reading S.L.A. Marshall, the U.S. Army combat historian during World War II. After interviewing soldiers who participated in the Normandy beach landings, Marshall had learned that fatigue was responsible for an overwhelming number of casualties. “I didn’t know my strength was gone until I hit the beach,” Sergeant Bruce Hensley told Marshall. “Soldiers get tired and soldiers get fearful,” Gorman told me last year. For decades after its inception in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—DARPA, the central research and development organization of the Department of Defense—focused on developing vast weapons systems. At the time Gorman wrote, the computing technology needed for such a device did not yet exist. It was the collapse of the Soviet Union that accelerated many of DARPA’s most radical super-soldier science programs. Huxley/Orwell comparison.

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? THE FUTURE OF THE MIND by Michio Kaku. Michio Kaku's New, "The Future of the Mind" The Current State of Machine Intelligence.