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January 13, 2019 at 13:05 #3290
Oh, yes sorry I wrote the wrong number. Anyway, I’ll be there 100% thank you.January 13, 2019 at 12:22 #3288
Sadly the 22nd of this month I’ll have an appointment at the 3.30pm that I can’t move in another day, I’ll stay with you as much as possible, I’m sorry.
LorenzoJanuary 5, 2019 at 22:48 #3239
The Marco’s post is very interesting, first of all because the pollution is a really big problem of our era and second because the UN climate conference has been closed less than a month ago.
Well, I think that innovation is the only way we have to solve the problem of pollution because, as we can see, all of the modern industries, transport, the major part of the power plants produce a lot of pollution and greenhouse gasses. For that reason, innovation is the only way we have to create new and cleaner way to produce and give services.
But after this, there still the impressive amount of waste that we have created through the time and (since we didn’t care of recycling it or at least put it in some rubbish dump) we have spread all around the globe. The biggest representation of what I’m talking about is the pacific trash vortex, a floating continent of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EyaTqezSzs here’s a little video talking about it made by The Ocean Cleanup which is a huge group of engineers that have team up to try to solve the problem of plastic in the oceans. They had developed an enormous structure that had the purpose of clean up half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch passively in 5 years. But recently in an inspection they noticed that a 20 meter section had detached from the rest of the system, here’s the news https://www.theoceancleanup.com/updates/wilson-to-return-to-port-for-repair-and-upgrade/.
So, we need to wait a little longer if we want to see our world a little bit cleaner. But if you want to help cleaning our oceans you can always buy one of the Solgaard product, a company that sell backpacks and suitcase made from a plastic fabric that use recycled plastic from the ocean, here’s the link https://solgaard.co/. They say that every product of their catalogue is made with 15lb of recycled plastic, cool right? I personally want to buy their last product that is currently on Kickstarter http://kck.st/2OIRoQJ.
In conclusion I want to wish you an amazing 2019.
LorenzoDecember 17, 2018 at 21:10 #3115
Drones, in the last years, have become very popular. They’re used for a lot of different purposes from rescuing people to record movies. This is caused by the high versatility of this technology and the relative low cost of the drones today which is a lot cheaper than to rent a helicopter or put a human operator at risk.
In Italy, we already have some laws that control the use of those drones (I’m talking about flying drones like quadcopters), for example you can only use your drone where there is no risk to hurt people. If you use your drone for work you have to get a license, you can only use drones approved by the EU. There are a lot of other rules that you have to respect if you want to have some fun with your drone, but some improvements have to be taken. First of all, as Marco said about the issue of the privacy, because I don’t really care if someone records me while I’m walking to school, but maybe I could get angry if I’m taking a shower and I see a drone out of the window. So, some measures must be taken, but I think that there already are some laws that control this aspect, it’s just hard to catch someone that spies on someone else with a drone.
Concerning jobs that can be replaced by drones, for sure they are helpful for rescuing people or in case of a disaster like floods, fire, avalanches, earthquakes etc. because, with the use of cameras or even thermal cameras, operators can get an idea of the disaster and how to approach it. They’re useful even for small jobs like the one shown in the article, for example delivery, and I think they fit perfect in it, they’re fast, quiet, and use “green” energy, I even think they’re less dangerous than a van. But what about the people that will lose their jobs because of it? Well, nothing is perfect, first of all, computers are extremely stupid, and it’s not their fault, it’s their programmers’ fault that, because of their human state, really can’t forecast all the infinite possibilities in which the drone can slip into: a tree with some strange branches, some electrical cables, Christmas decorations on the middle of the streets, it could happen that you been waiting for a delivery since a week and someday you find your drone wasted after a bad fight against a seagull. So, who will help the unlucky drones? Maybe the old delivery men that are now searching for a new job, they would be kind of an ambulance for drones that needs some help, using GPS to find a crashed unit and repairing it to complete the delivery. But, to be honest, I think that some delivery men are anyway needed because I don’t want a washing machine flying over my head.
I think drones are really beautiful. They’re really a fascinating futuristic product, and they’re only at the beginnings! I can’t wait to see what the future holds and how they can help us in our everyday life.
Thanks for this beautiful topic, see you in the forum!December 6, 2018 at 13:39 #3067
I have to admit that this video doesn’t shock me, I already know this kind of fake news that has become really popular and dangerous.
But there is another thing that I think we must consider, technologies make us lazy. And I’m not saying only about the physical way, but even on the way we think, we don’t want to make the connection between the thing we know to find some gap in the things we hear or we see, because if we do this this kind of fake news (news is uncountable) will be exposed in seconds.
Even if we don’t talk about “deep faked” videos, but we look around us (newspapers, news channels, etc.), there are a lot of “fake news” made only to get higher number of views or some political speech that only wants to blame something or the other that maybe isn’t even related to. I don’t think that FB, YT or all the other video or social platforms have to manage this, they only have to make the people more conscious about the world around them.
For surely the government must do something to protect themselves against this media attack, they need to spend some resources to find the causes and fix them, but as I said before, people have to learn how to fight those fakes. Regarding this, last year I went to the “Melfi Media Show” which is a video making competition among students from all around the world, and the topic was “fake news and how to fight them”, the winning videos are some examples of the approach I think is useful to solve this problem, in fact, they teach the viewer how to avoid those fakes.
Let me know what you think about my ideas and remember, to avoid fake news “fa bala l’occ” always.
See you in the forum.
LorenzoNovember 19, 2018 at 10:35 #3001
Hi, my name is Lorenzo Antoniazzi, I’m 18 years old and I live in Verbania. I’m in my last year of IT secondary school at the ISS L.Cobianchi.
In my classes I study a lot of programming languages and other informatic things like OS, hardware components, telecommunication and so on. Lately I’ve been really confused about what I want to do in my future because I’m not really convinced of my studies. the last year I visited Texas and that journey opened my eyes to a new and different world with different people, different cities, and different ways to live. It made me understand that there’s not only one reality, but outside the door of our little world of traditions and banalities there are a lot of things to see. The last month I visited Germany too with 3 other friends of mine and that was the proof that this is the road I want to follow in my life, I want to travel a lot all around the globe to see new countries, meet people and understand different cultures. I know that this is maybe a utopia, but this is my secret dream that I hope one day will become true.
When I attended the meeting last Friday I was really surprised to hear about this project, I’ve never heard about The Silicon Valley Study Tour, but after the first minutes of the speech, I loved it, I just can’t believe that someone can give us such a big opportunity to see some of the biggest technological industries and in such a simple and modern way. Only the thought that I have the possibility of visiting such a beautiful country with other people of my age makes me crazy, I want to join this trip more than I want a diploma. In conclusion, I’m going to do my best to take my place on this trip because I know that If I went to the Silicon Valley I would find again my love for the IT.
See you in the forum!