Are autonomous cars a good thing?

My husband brought up the concept of autonomous cars, and for reasons I cannot explain, I became angry. The actual idea that the auto insurance companies could make it to where only those with a lot of money, will be able to afford the insurance required to drive a car. That one day, the majority of the cars, on the road, will not have drivers, but will be ran by an automated system, for some reason upsets me. Continue reading

A new year…

does not always mean a new start.

New Years’ resolutions are made and broken every year. Some people are able to keep theirs, but those people were actually ready for the changes they were implementing, I do not believe it has anything to do with the date. I also do not believe that just saying you are going to do something is what it takes to motivate you to actually do it. You have to have something in your life that is making you uncomfortable enough to stick with it, or at least I do. Continue reading

How long to the point of no return…

have we actually passed it?

The other day I watched a documentary called Cowspiracy, and although I found it to be very informative, the information was not necessarily news to me. Well, the statistics were a bit shocking, as I have not looked into this subject in several years, but I’ve known that the issues are more important than a lot of people seem to think, and that our food sources are a much bigger contributor towards the climate issues than any of the major agencies have been stating, because, after all, no one wants to anger the big industries, e.g. beef. As Frank Herbert wrote in his novel, Dune, “He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!“, and let’s face it, the companies that have the most money, control a lot more than you may be aware of. However, this is not a post about corruption in politics, or how much our system needs an overhaul, this is about my thoughts on this documentary. Continue reading

We’re all mad here…

Reality is in the mind of the observer

We are all mad here

Watching Parking Wars left me dumbfounded, because I could not comprehend why so many people were getting so angry with the Parking Authority Officer for giving them a parking ticket. The officer was simply doing their job, and the driver was clearly in the wrong the majority of the time. Yes, the officers did/do make mistakes, they are, after all, human. However, the majority of the time, they were/are spot-on. Continue reading

The coin has two sides…

Technology, a double-edged sword

Rotary phoneWe have advanced a great deal in a very short period of time. I remember rotary phones, only having 4 or 5 TV channels, and our remote control was me. Of course we had washing machines and dryers, dish washers, and a lot of conveniences that were not available when my grandparents were children…just nothing like what we have now. If I have a question, I can Google it  If I want news, I can go to a number of resources ‘online’ such as Twitter, Facebook, or the local news’ website. Pretty much anything happening, just about any place in the world, will show up some how, some where, but is this a good thing? My personal opinion is yes and no. Clear as mud, right? Let me explain. I feel it is a good thing, because we have access to more information, more events, and more experiences than ever before. However, the reason I feel it isn’t so great is because so much of it is presented as fact, when actually it is just someone’s opinion or a partial truth. Often times the action/wording is taken out of context, and paints an unrealistic picture of what took place. Another way that I feel our advancing technology isn’t so great, is that many of us are getting lazy, and we are not challenging ourselves to the extent that we once had to. Continue reading