Quantum Computing: A Leap Forward in Processing Power We live in the information age, defined by the computers and technology that reign over modern society. Computer technology progresses rapidly every year, enabling modern day computers to process data using smaller and faster components than ever before. However, we are quickly approaching the limits of traditional computing technology. Typical computers process data with transistors.1 Transistors act as tiny switches in one of two definite states: ON or OFF. These states are represented by binary digits known as “bits,” 1 for ON and 0 for OFF.2 Combinations of bits let us describe more complex data, which ultimately becomes the basis for a computer.
Good and Evil Are not Real The concept of good and evil is one of the most foundational apothegms ever known to humankind. It was a crucial stepping stone for other morals, and it is what averts society from pandemonium, by providing structures for laws. But, one may ask oneself; where did the conceptualization of good and evil arise? I believe that good and evil does not exist and are entirely artificial. Ludicrous is what one might be thinking after I’ve stated such a radical exposition, but I disagree and can justify my argument with factual evidence.
Another example is the popular science fiction series, Unwind. As much as some people would like to believe that something as horrible as unwinding could never occur, something like it could. Two sides fighting over something bad, may attempt to compromise and come up with something worse. In this way, Neal Shusterman may have made an almost accurate prediction of
The case applies aptly. For Descartes, when a man utters “I think, therefore I am” he is willing to concede that the man does in fact exist for knowing exactly what he is saying. However, in the case of the computer and computer engineer, the cogito is not clear and distinct to either the computer or the computer engineer and yet the cogito is uttered in a valid, logical sense. Thus, while the cogito is a valid argument for existence, Descartes cannot escape the fact that he had made the assumption that one who states the cogito is one who thinks and thus exists. Which, in the case provided, have failed to proof the existence of the one who utters
Although it does not counter the theory of the Drake Equation, its argument stems from actual observation. Even at the slow pace of currently envisioned interstellar travel, the Milky Way galaxy could be completely traversed in about a million years. Therefore, aliens should have already visited Earth. Fermi saw no convincing
Humanity has always been driven to explore the unknown. Understanding every detail of the puzzling mess of stars above would be of great benefit to our future. It’s appalling when you come to realise how blind we are regarding knowledge of space. As a species, we haven’t put our all into space projects, consequently resulting in not having a proper understanding of what lies beyond our planet. Sure, we have the basic outline of what’s within the milky way, but there is a whole galaxy of possibilities out there we have yet to grasp.
Modernist worldview Modernity includes a search for absolute, unquestionable, rational certainty, based on logic and evidence alone. (Of course, many “modern philosophers” admitted such may be ultimately impossible for finite beings, but that didn’t stop them from holding it as an ideal and continuing the search.)  Post-modern worldview Postmodern is simply the rejection of certainty in the synthetic realm, even in science. Postmodern is also defined by the belief that all truth claims are infected by “belief”. That is, there is no such thing as “a view from nowhere.” Even what counts as “logic” and “evidence” is value-dependent, arising from within a story, a perspective.
God 's existence has been a continuous debate certainly for centuries. The issue of God 's existence is debatable because of the different kind of controversies that can be raised from an "Atheist as being the non-believer of God" and a "Theist who is the believer of God". An atheist can raise different objections on the order of the universe by claiming that the science is a reason behind the perfection of the universe. In Aquinas 's fifth argument, he claims that the order of the universe cannot be explained by chance, but only by design and purpose. To explain this order of the universe he concludes that, there is an intelligent being whom we call "God".
Irreducible complexity This is a common point of disagreement between pro-evolutionists and anti-evolutionists. The irreducible complexity argument from anti-evolutionists states that complex structures like the human eye cannot arise from a process of natural selection and evolution alone. This is because if you take parts away from the eye it fails to function, leading one to conclude the eye must have been made in one act of creation by a supernatural intelligence, the same way a watch would have had to be made from start to finish by an intelligent watchmaker with the intention of an end-goal which would be the final watch itself. Half a watch, or three-quarters of a watch would serve no practical purpose. Pro-evolutionists counter this
We must be able to use knowledge to question judgement. A question many people would ask that does not have empirical evidence to prove tends to be if God exists? There is no empirical evidence whether god exists, inductive reasoning and intuition strongly oppose each other at this point because deductive reasoning would ask for evidence to suggest that God exists however my intuition would say that God does exist through personal experiences. CREATIONISM: However the big bang could be argued because monotheists believe that a higher being is only possible to create such an event. By using inductive reasoning, solid evidence can eliminate any sense of doubts.
When compared to the Intel486 processor, the Pentium line offered a new 800 then 600nm manufacturing process while doubling the bus size and further increasing clock speeds for half the cost of a comparable 486. But their new P5 microarchitecture came with a fatal flaw that would cost Intel $475 million to correct. Pushing for doubling the performance of their new processor, engineering decisions had to made that had the ill effect of causing major division errors in the fourth significant digit of a decimal number. With 2014 being the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the bug, new opinions and insight can be found from engineers, consumers, and executives alike. “What a year.
It does not follow our contemporary method, known as the Hypothetico-Deductive Method, which states that a new theory with unobservable entities can only be accepted if it has some confirmed novel predictions to support it. Ghostblasters simply tries to create a theory by claiming they are superior in the field of Geistology, without any confirmations, thus placing the theory in violation of the third law. Moreover, the second law deals with acceptance, stating that a theory can only be accepted if it is in accord with the method employed at the time. Since ectoplasm is an unobservable entity without any novel confirmed novel predictions, and the method used in attempt to accept this theory does not follow the afore mentioned Hypothetico-Deductive method, this theory cannot be accepted in accord with the second law. As we cannot accept Mr. Kneezer’s theory as scientific, it is consequently in violation of the first law of inertia, where an element of the mosaic remains in its state in the mosaic
This is because it is often mistakenly classified as an intelligent design argument, arguments which are easily defeated by Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. An intelligent design argument being an argument in the vain of William Paley’s teleological (watch maker argument) which argues that the universe is the product of an intelligent designer based on the complexities of the human form which he believed could have only been created by an “intelligent design”. However, the Fifth way of Thomas Aquinas is not an argument for intelligent design. His argument is, in fact, an argument for causality of the universe. This type of argument is one which argues that the universe acts towards an end and since it acts towards an end there must be a supreme being which set it towards that end.
Should we consider the vast growing technological advancement as a beneficial contribution or an affliction? These are just a few of the questions I find myself asking. The prevalent effect of "factitious comprehension" in the use of the technology we use today was scrutinized by two distinguished authors, Jamias Cascio and Nicholas Carr. In this article, "Is Google Making Us Stupid" Nicholas Carr explains how the internet and technology in the society that we live in have many different effects. He also elucidates that the overuse of such technology is potentially very dangerous and could affect how someone 's mind can be manipulated and affect how their mind may function.
He firmly believes we are living in a simulated reality and believes there is “a billion to one chance we are living in a base reality”. Professor Nick Bostrom of Oxford makes the claim that our universe is a "richly detailed software simulation of people, including their historical predecessors, by a very technologically advanced civilization." The idea they are presenting is that our reality is simulated by a more technologically evolved species. This concept is recent because of our modern development of computing. Humanity can now do computer simulations of the universe on a grand scale, and see what happens when certain cosmic events occur.