Here are this week’s questions:
If you drink coffee, how do you like it best? Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black? If you don’t drink coffee, how has that beverage impacted YOUR world?
I drink hot coffee with a little sugar (half a spoonful) and a dash of half-and-half. When I get a coffee at Starbucks and they ask me, “Room for cream?”, I always answer, “Just a bit,” I hold my thumb and forefinger very close to show what I mean, “I like the idea of cream better than the cream itself.” Some of them get it, but some leave 1/3 of the cup empty. I like a very strong dark roast.
In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age?
What is “our age”? Melanie answered this question as it meaning the last century or century and a half. I’m going to keep it more to the last 25 years. I am also going to take “greatest invention” as the one that has had the greatest impact on the world, not necessarily the best impact.
The winner is the cell phone, hands down. Cell phones have been around more than 25 years, so I will say the pocket-able cell phone that can reach the Internet (not necessarily the smart phone).
Think of every time you have used your mobile/cell in the last week. Every time. Think of the last couple of times you or a loved one traveled. Think of emergencies you’ve had where it was simply a matter of reaching someone via cell. No think of a time when they didn’t exist. The world was completely different.
Nothing has come close to changing people’s actual lifestyle than a mobile phone.
Global warming? Reality or myth?
Funny question. Almost 100% of the world’s scientist agree that it is real. The few who don’t work for companies that are causing it. Most of the people who “don’t believe it” (I think they really do) are politicians who make huge amounts of money from the companies causing it. Even the oil companies now say it is real, it is just the politicians that they pay to set policy that are deniers. As with most things, follow the money…
The science behind global warming is not controversial (outside of politics) and has a firmer foundation than much of the science that runs our technology. There has been a lot of research on it, and the arguments in scientific circles are about magnitude and time frame, that is, how much by a given date, and what will be the effects. Not “if”, but “when”.
I say, if you don’t believe this science that has been researched and proven more than any science ever, then you should give up all technology that is tied to science. If science isn’t real, then all of this technology based on it must run by black magic, i.e., the devil. So if you use computers, cell phones, the Internet, any car less than 30 years old, aircraft, etc., etc., well, it is evil and you should give it up immediately! Go join the Amish or something.
Are you an explorer or more a home body?
In many ways I am more of an explorer. Yes, I can be a homebody, and often I am, but I do like to do new things, see new things, explore new places. I am cautious and haven’t been anywhere too exotic, but then again, I have been to quite a few “non-exotic” places ;)
What were you grateful for this week?
Ah, there is a lot, isn’t there? I’ll be boring and say my parents. I had several phone calls this week, more than usual, I had top stop and think how lucky I am that they are still around, active and mentally capable.