"Technology will eventually put an end to most forms of violence"
"Technology will eventually put an end to most forms of violence.”
he goes on to state
Violence is always an emotive subject. It is always a political subject. It is always a moral matter. And that is because of our views of what it is to be human, and how that somehow involves controlling and civilizing human nature. We see culture as moral, nature is not supposedly a moral entity. Morality is confined to humans because it involves free will and choice.
Morality, fear, voyeuristic enjoyment, and incomprehension are all feelings we might associate with violence in others. Anger, jealousy, lust, hatred, these are explanations we might put forward for violent acts. So violence or aggression is something which is obviously bound tightly into our ideas of a moral universe.
What effects will urban growth and its consequences have on civil stability, in particular on the incidence of mass violence? This paper addresses this question. First, we briefly review the theory and evidence on the nature of urban violence and the sources of urban growth. We then consider the insights and shortcomings of past research on links between urban growth and violence. This early work, we argue, suffers from oversimplification and narrow focus. Some recent anecdotal evidence suggests that urban growth may contribute to violence as an interactive variable by amplifying the effects of other forces that are potential causes of urban conflict.
“It is scientifically incorrect to say that…” 1. “we have inherited a tendency to make war from our animal ancestors.”
2. “war or any other violent behavior is genetically programmed into our human nature.”
3. “in the course of human evolution there has been a selection for aggressive behavior more than for other kinds of behavior.”
4. “humans have a ‘violent brain’.”
5. “war is caused by ‘instinct’ or any single motivation.”
The technology we need most badly is the technology of community, the knowledge about how to cooperate to get things done. - Bill McKibben
Several infamous incidents contributed to Cabrini–Green's reputation. In 1992, seven-year-old Dantrell Davis was killed by a stray bullet while walking to school with his mother. In 1997, nine-year-old "Girl X," was raped and poisoned in a stairwell, leaving her blind, paralyzed and mute. Members of the infamous street gang, the Gangster Disciples, who controlled most of Cabrini–Green, were ordered by the gang's leaders to find the person responsible for the crime and brutally assault him. The attacker, Patrick Sykes (who was not a gang member), was later apprehended by police and sentenced to 120 years in prison
A further problem with college crime reports is that many crimes go unreported to college authorities. A study by Sloan, Fisher, and Cullen (1997) found that only 35% of violent crimes on college campuses were reported to authorities.
Moreover, approximately 93% of the crimes against students occurred off-campus. These results strongly indicate that college campuses are safe in comparison to the community as a whole.
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 film adaptation of Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange. It was written, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. It features disturbing, violent images, facilitating its social commentary on psychiatry, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian, future Britain
What it would truly take, I think, is for the entire Human population of this planet to grow up. By grow up I mean to take responsibility for our actions, to treat each other with respect, and stop acting like spoiled teenagers regardless of our age.
Agarta has to be commended for arguing with a great deal of intellectual honesty, but at some points this came dangerously close to conceding the debate. Agarta's closing statement almost felt like an admission of defeat.
Both fighters made gambits that could have been rebutted against, perhaps decisively. Isyeye capitalized on Agarta's gambits best, especially in relation to using technology to overcome human nature and the fact that self-defense technologies are usually still violent on some level. The photo from Clockwork Orange summed this up brilliantly. Then Agarta validated it with discussion of an dystopia.
Agarta won the argument against food as violence in the first couple of rounds with definitions, then let it go on again later. The definitions that Agarta introduced also could have been applied to pharmaceutical answers and EMP though, so maybe that's why it wasn't worth it to hammer those definitions home when the food issue came back up.