Job: A basis for the human? Short digression on the implications of having a job in our society

Few days ago I ended to read José Saramago’s ‘The Cave‘, based on Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’, and it made me ponder: Which is the relevance of job in an individual’s life? The more I think about it, the more I feel the social conventions behind it. We can find some typical quotes such as …

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Grandparents, parents and children Brief discussion considering whether the effort our generation is doing to achieve our goals is directly related to the reality we had to live or not

These thoughts, which I first heard from a relative of mine, sprang to my mind a couple of days ago. This idea came back to me when I ended one of the subjects of my latest semester. In this subject, there’s a teacher that, in order to avoid having too many theoretical contents on it, makes …

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Basic Income: Stupidity or Necessity? Is it the future we should consider to implement in our societies, or just another dumb idea?

Every day that passes, I’m getting more aware that we will be living another economic crisis. I still remember how the Deutsche Bank case had notoriety some months ago, which showed the German financial market’s weakness, and which also generated few troubles recently. Now I wonder: Are we able to keep an economic system like this? Let’s …

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Reality: ‘You should go out, my son’ Is the physical reality the only one, or should we broaden the 'reality' concept?

Apparently, that phrase is becoming more usual nowadays. As an article of The Guardian journal mentioned, three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates. It is certainly a shocking headline. But, I do ask myself: Do we really need to spend so much time outdoors as our parents did back at their …

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Self-driving cars The implications of the self-driving phenomenon in a mid/long-term

Technology doesn’t stop to amaze me. I’ve been following this self-driving car trend for quite a long time; especially, the case of the cars fueled by electricity. The main references I have been following are Tesla Motors and the Google Self-Driving Car, and it makes me happy to think that I may not need to …

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University: Current situation A short analysis about what (in my humble point of view) the university is

Today I took the train with a friend of mine, and we reached to the following question: What is the university? I already had this conversation with some other people before, but it drew my attention that, maybe consciously or unconsciously, our understanding of the university was a bit… limited. In fact, we agreed that …

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