Parents nowadays have to battle technology and are trying “flip-phone parenting” to emphasize self-care. As we're kicking off the year and the Letamendi's are welcoming a beautiful baby girl into the world, we're going to discuss a few parenting trends, as depicted in an article we found on Everydayfamily.com.
Project Digital Africa is an organization with a mission to create awareness and provide people living in Africa with the opportunity to have access to unlimited resources, training, certifications, software, devices, and gadgets in the digital and tech industry. On this episode, we are joined by Lisa Nwoye, the Founder and President of the organization, to have a conversation about the importance of her work, grassroots efforts and access to tech!
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At various points in the history of medical science, there were diseases that were deemed incurable. Some of these perceived “incurable” diseases, which cures were found for in the 20th century include diphtheria, malaria, measles, pertussis, pneumococcal disease, polio, tetanus, typhoid fever, yellow fever, and smallpox. Breakthroughs in biomedical research led to vaccinations and medications that are common today, and can cure these illnesses. On this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Kambiz Shekdar, biotech inventor, founder and president of the Research Foundation to Cure Aids, and former Chief Scientific Officer of Chromocell Corporation, to talk about promising stem cell research and pursuit of the cure for AIDS, as well as some hindrances in the realm of medical science and society which delay our ability to achieve what scientists of the early 20th century were able to in their laboratories. We’ll also talk about RFTCA’s upcoming Halloween Masquerade Ball in NYC!
According to an article published in Science Advances, sociologist Elizabeth Bruch, Ph.D., and Mark Newman, Ph.D., a physics professor, collected DMs received by online daters across four cities to determine level of desirability. On this episode, we discuss trends in online dating, usage of data to identify social patterns and of course - social implications and new knowledge that can come from this!
Contemporarily, many people have perceived polygamy to be something repulsive, sinful, immoral and inappropriate. According to an article published in Psychology Today, there seems to be trends alluding to the opposite - more and more people are being open about having multiple partners. Are we going “backwards” when it comes to the concept of what constitutes romantic relationships? Or, are we becoming more liberal?
According to an article published by CBS news, prenatal screenings have increased significantly in the U.S. and in Europe. Most notably, in Iceland, nearly 100% of mothers whose fetuses tested positive for down syndrome terminated their pregnancies. Utilizing a test they call a Combination Test, mothers can now determine whether or not their babies will have down syndrome. Considering that science will only continue to advance over time, where do we draw the line when it comes to life and ethics? Are we, playing God?
According to Equifax, in 2011, a few researchers from Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated that facial recognition technology could increase our risk for identity theft. Some of the risks cited by Equifax include lack of consent (having photo & data collected without your knowledge), predatory marketing, being at a disadvantage when applying for jobs, stalking, and identity theft. Six years later, we now have mobile devices that can collect and store our credit card information, passport information, and some that can even unlock your cell phone via facial recognition. On today’s episode, we discuss why, despite the risks, people are willing to trust their mobile devices, our experiences using some of these, and what you can do to protect your identity...well, as much as you can these days!
Times certainly have changed haven't they! On today’s episode, we wanted to take a moment and recall memorable moments growing up in the 90s, and what’s changed between now and then!
Technological advances have made our lives easier, more efficient and connected in unimaginable ways. Nonetheless, there have been many critics of the evolution of modern technology, and some, such as Franklin Foer, author of “World Without Mind” argues that Silicon Valley will lead us to our doom. On today’s episode, we wanted to take a moment and explore the relationship between humans, technology, choice, privacy, and of course, a tech induced doom.