Wednesday, July 16, 1969. That was the day the Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Four days later on Sunday, July 20th, 1969, at 4:18 PM ET, the world watched in unison as Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on the moon. Humanity has taken its first steps amongst the stars.
Universal Basic income, or UBI, is going to be a necessity sometime in the future. In its simplest form, UBI is when the government gives enough money every month to each citizen to live above the poverty line. This allows every single citizen to afford food, shelter, and other basic human rights even if they never work a day in their lives or if they work 80 hours a week.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about UBI: advantages, disadvantages, and overall why I think that it will eventually become a necessity. I’ve seen a lot of poor arguments against UBI, and I’ll be discrediting some of the more common ones in this article, but before I do, we need to zoom out and take a larger look at the direction society and technology is heading.
I like my life, I think that I’m awesome! But Logan Lerman is a lucky, lucky man. The last 5 years have been especially generous.
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People have an interesting ability to empathize with almost anything, but some fictional universes have created characters whose death truly rocks our worlds. I’m talking about that character who’s shoes we’ve spent so long walking in, that their loss has created an unfillable void in our lives. Here are the saddest deaths of fictional characters. Also, is it weird that like 50% of this list consists of animals?
So, I finally got around to starting, and finishing, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yesterday and I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot more than expected. The internet and Harry Potter fans as a whole seem to loathe the story, citing that it reads more like fan fiction than true canon – and I have to agree with them on that point. As much as I enjoyed immersing myself into that world again and as much as I ultimately enjoyed the play, there were some glaring issues with the plot, and most importantly, character behavior that I am having a hard time reconciling with.
Here are some of my gripes and questions regarding Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from a pretty die hard Potter fan!