The beloved smart devices—the computer, the tablet, the phone—all offer so many beautiful things. However, the danger of hacking can set the average tech owner up for a sinister violation of privacy.
In today's day and age, average people, like you and I, are under the illusion that our privacy is maintained, else we would notice. False! Prestigious hackers and malicious governments have the technological ability to access our computers and, oddly enough, see us through our own cameras.
To prepare for the worst, tech owners are advised to cover their cameras to block tech creepers from spying on us. Is this paranoia? or common protocol for the 21st century?
Ask google what a black hole is.
"A region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape."
FALSE. *insert Dwight Schrute meme here*
In 1974, the brilliant Stephen Hawking discovered that black holes emitted gamma ray radiation. Such a discovery revolutionized theoretical physics and began a new voyage into black holes.
The fact that black holes emit such a useful radiation opens a door into adapting to the newfound energy source, now named Hawking radiation.
Yes, you are small. So am I. I'm only 5"7. We are all minuscule, however, when compared to the vastness of this universe.
It's all about scale. It's pretty crammed here, on Earth, with about 7.6 billion people on it. However, when we take our beloved blue globe and place it next to the other planets, stars, solar systems, it really is teeny tiny. If we look at distance, we will see that it takes about 1.3 seconds for light to travel from the Earth to the moon. To get from one extreme of the Milky Way to the other extreme, it would take light about four years. The Earth only makes up about .0003% of the Milky Way's mass.
Though frightening, it is often helpful to scale yourself. It shows you that some of the things that we stress about are truly minuscule.
At an innocent ten years old, I asked mom, "but how fast would Santa have to travel to go to each house in one night?"
Good question, Esteban.
In layman terms, Santa's existence is disproved when considering the amount of energy and speed needed to stop and go around the planet. To my knowledge as an ten year old, I realized, through research, that the jolly ol' Santa would be traveling at an approximate 1,800 miles per second with 32 hours to check off the world's Christmas list.
But how about stopping at each home? Well, considering that the amount of energy needed to go from 6,480,000 mph to 0 mph in a small amount of space would likely create a black hole, stopping is not necessarily an option.
Alas, Santa will somehow defy physics this up coming Christmas and indulge in millions of pounds of cookies and milk—yes, he is also immune to type 2 diabetes.
The idea of infinity goes beyond human comprehension—particularly when considering the eternally expanding universe. No, the universe is not a slow globe in the hands of a toddler alien, nor does it even have any known parameters.
13.8 billion years ago, right before the Golden Girls series was produced, a brilliant explosion created the universe. Oddly enough, this explosion is still underway. The universe continues to expand, at an infinite rate, with nothing stopping it. However, when pondered, the concept truly seems unfathomable.
A human shares approximately 98.8% of DNA with a chimpanzee. Therefor, the 1.2% difference in DNA consists of a human's ability to do things that chimps cannot—create symphonies, discover calculus, and launch into space. A chimp challenges its intellectual limits through learning sign language and completing basic puzzles: play time for a human toddler.
Kill Our Demons. King Overdosed. Kids On Drugs.
J Cole released a revolutionary album that zoomed in on drug use, pain medication, and the corruption of the youth. Surprisingly enough, he welcomes a feature in his album: kiLL edward. The featured artist was not known, whatsoever, to the public. After extensive fan based investigation, the J Cole community realized that "kiLL edward" was not a low key artist, but is the demonized, flawed alter ego of J Cole himself, lowered to a lower octave.
After J Cole's brother confirmed that their step father was named Edward, we, the community, understood that J Cole's intention since "Forest Hills Drive 2014" was to condemn "the man who made my momma cry" and send him to his death.
J Cole remains in his throne as the most brilliant and influential artist in the rap industry, as he continues to give us his Dose of Trip
Marijuana. A revolutionary flower that has lifted Colorado out of its crippling debt, and has revived comfort and quality in so many lives. Yet, our federal government deems it illegal—an understatement. Placing the natural flower at a Schedule 1 in the DEA's drug ranking system, marijuana sits beside Heroin and above Methamphetamine as "narcotics with the highest potential for addiction with no accepted medical qualities." The paradox lies within the fact that over half of the country sees the beauty in this plant, while the federal government stays buried in its own ignorance and denial.
In an experiment of thought, Schrodinger sets up a cat in a box, with a 50/50 probability of death due to the unpredictability of a bottle containing radioactive material beside the cat. When the box is close, you, the observer, do not know the state of the cat. The cat has not died or continued to live until it is observed, ad until it is observed, it remains in an undetermined state.
The universe is still expanding, therefore eternal. The bright stars that we see in the distance may be millions of light years away, as in, light takes millions of years to travel from the source to the observer. Consequently, by the time that the light has traveled from the star to your eye, the beaming ball of gasses and dust would have already gone through its life process, and died. In this situation, you would not only be looking at a star that does not exist any longer, but you would be observing something that existed millions of years ago.