Monday, September 10th, 2018.
Teenagers admit that all of
this new technology has been a distraction to what is going
on around them. The strength of their relationships with
humans have decreased and in many cases caused fluctuation
in their grades. Most of the fluctuation is trending towards
a downward spiral. Yet, a striking amount of students (30%)
in their teens (ranging from 13 to 17) have also said they
wish their parents would get off their devices too. A parent
paying more attention to their child has become a rarity.
Also, an overwhelming amount of students (72%) believe tech
companies manipulate each phone to entice them into spending
more time learning their nuances. Every phone manufacturer
blatantly shows the different features they have added
available for download which puts the users data storage in
many cases into crisis mode. Along with all of these new
apps comes the competition to be the most popular. Snapchat
and Instagram are on the top of that list with an estimated
81% of teenagers using them. These two apps almost create
withdrawal symptoms when they're not being used. The biggest
downfall in technology of course is the mass amount of teens
being bullied (13%). In my opinion, social media rules need
to get updated just like the technology driving it does. We
all could use an update and yes, I’m including myself in
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2018.
sending humans to Mars. That is the only way we will ever
know if we can exist there or not. I know they sent rovers
there to see what the atmosphere is like etc. But, we need
to send humans too. There was a big debate about just this
topic with a Senate subcommittee just this week. One of
NASA's former chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, who now leads
the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, argued
that, “If we truly want to find and understand any potential
traces of ancient life on the Red Planet, robots can't do it
alone — we'll need humans on the ground. While I'm
optimistic that life did evolve on Mars, I'm not optimistic
that it got very complex, so we're talking about finding
fossil microbes. That's why I do think it will take humans
on the planet, breaking open a lot of rocks to try to
actually find this evidence of past life. And finding one
sample is not good enough; you need multiple samples to
understand the diversity," Stofan said. I tell you what, I
will be the first guy to suit up for that mission.
Friday, July 13th, 2018.
Kylie Jenner has graced the cover of Forbes
Magazine this week. She is predicted to soon be youngest
person ever to become a Billionaire at 20 years old. Right
now she has a net worth of 900 million. The previous record is held by Bill Gates back in 1987. He
was 31 and I also think Mark Zuckerberg did the same. Jenner
said she was thankful to be recognized and that she dreamt
of being on the cover of Forbes. She earned nearly 19 million in one day on a
release during the Christmas holiday in 2017. As for my
goal, yeah, it's a little more conservative. I'll celebrate
if I've become a thousandaire before I graduate next summer.
I've heard college can get pretty expensive.
Friday, July 19th, 2018.
An owner of a company gave his
worker his own car today, on his first day of work at that. A guy named Walter
Carr had to be at work but his car broke down. So instead of
making up an excuse, he left walking in the middle of the
night. The place of business in Birmingham Alabama was 20
miles from his house and he didn't want to be late. A police
officer saw him walking in the middle of the night and asked
him where he was going. Impressed by his grit, the officer
invited him to breakfast. A few days later, the owner of the
company heard about what his new worker did and drove from
Tennessee to meet him. When they saw each other face to
face, the owner gave Walter the keys to his own 2014 Ford
Escape. Totally awesome. I want to buy something from that business
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018.
There is an awesome new drone
out there that is now considered to be a must have in the
security world. It's called, "The Drone Hunter". Fortem
CEO Timothy Bean, says it patrols your airspace and detects
any unwanted objects. Like enemy drones or other robotics.
When it detects them, it pursues them and safely captures
them too. Then it tows them away to a safe location. Bean believes
that the technology his company has developed could
transform the way such public spaces are policed. Places like stadiums, outdoor events and refineries need
this type of new technology protecting their assets.
Friday, July 27th, 2018.
Disney announced today they
were getting rid of single-use plastic straws and plastic
stirrers. This includes all of their parks across the globe.
Annually, it will reduce more then 175 million straws and 13
million stirrers. Along with these changes, they said there
are many more on the way. The official announcement says,
"Today’s announcement is more than about reducing single-use
plastic waste, it’s also about showing millions of kids and
adults from around the world the many ways we can change our
daily habits to care for the oceans and protect nature that
sustains us all". As I am getting older, I am starting to
care about more things that help the environment.
Sunday, August 12th, 2018.
Brooks Koepka beasts his way
to his second major of the season. “It’s really incredible,”
he said considering how early in the year he thought he
wasn’t going to play at all with a season ending injury. He
won the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills to setup what he did
today. This is his third career major in the last year and a
half including the U.S. Open win at Erin Hills. Koepka now
has three times the number of major wins as his gym pal,
Dustin Johnson. With this PGA Championship win, he is making
his own case to be considered the best golfer in the world.