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Is 4/20 Towards Marijuana's Trademark? | society

Today could be the day marijuana officially loses its coolness. April 20, April 20, once the underground national holiday for Dope smokers, seems to have been sold to The Man. The origins of 4/20 are just as controversial as the last pack of gummy bears after a long smoke. Some say it used to be a police code for "marijuana …

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Acid Test: How Psychedelic Virtual Reality Can Contribute to Ending the Bad Journey of Society Technology

H uman beings have become nothing more than dates in meat suits. This is the core of Team Human, the 2018 TED Talk of media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. Surely there could be few people who now use social media that do not feel captive. This makes the Cybernauts Freedom Fighters. The Brunswick-based VR artists, academics and scientists have contributed to …

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Complex society gave birth to "Great Gods"

An international research team, including a member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, investigated the role of the "great gods" in the rise of complex large companies. Great gods are defined as moralizing deities who punish ethical transgressions. Contrary to the prevailing theories, the team noted that belief in great gods is a consequence and not a cause of the …

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What is the Green New Deal and how would it benefit society? | US news

Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, along with dozens of co-sponsors, have unveiled a vision for the Green New Deal. A Republican called it a "socialist manifesto". Many environmental groups have welcomed it, but some say it's not far enough. Others warn that its broad scope and long list of progressive social programs that it supports could hinder its …

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Winner of the Visual Effects Society for 2019

Courtesy of Marvel Studios When the first Marvel movie won the Visual Effects Society's highest prize, Avengers: Infinity War won the trophy for outstanding VFX in a photo-real and three more trophies for animated characters (Thanos) , Effects simulations and compositing. Also Tuesday, the 17th VES Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, The Shining s Overlook Hotel) …

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CEOs under pressure to save society – Axios

By Numbers: Over three-quarters (76%) of respondents to the latest issue of Trustman Trust Barometer's annual survey say CEOs should take the lead and not wait for the government to impose them Growth of 11 percent points from last year. A majority believe CEOs could bring about a positive change in issues such as equal pay, prejudice and discrimination, education …

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Rare earth elements are crucial for modern society. So, what are they?

These rare earth oxides are used as tracers to determine which parts of a water catchment are eroding. Clockwise from above: praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium and gadolinium. (Credit: Peggy Greb, US Department of Agriculture) Most Americans use rare earth elements every day – without knowing it or knowing anything about what they are doing. That could change as these …

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