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Conversation with Star Trek’s Captain Kirk

Point of view of a famous sci-fi actor and writer on what the future holds for us  

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Is AI the Future of Man ?

CO. This very interesting transcript of a conversation (video included) with Jaron Lanier will help you understand better why AI has always fascinated Man.   CE. The following article will give you arguments on issues related to Eternal Life and the Survival of the Species :            

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What is Fame?

Listen to these young actors, playing in the film Dunkirk. They tell us about fame and how they want to make the difference between their public and private lives : Stars_on_Fame Read this article from The Independent, to see how fame can also be very harmful, especially to young people:

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Becoming Parents : The Unusual Story of The Drewitt-Barlow Family

A CHRONOLOGICAL APPROACH…   2002 : Dads, Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow are looking forward to the birth of their third child… Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow are used to publicity. A few years ago the papers were full of the story of how a surrogate mother in America produced twins for them and they were named … Continuer la lecture »

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Wwoofing : voluntourism focused on organic farming

WWOOF is a worldwide movement and networking platform whose aim is to link volunteers with organic farmers and growers, to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thus helping to build a sustainable, global community. As volunteers (or WWOOFers ) people live alongside their host helping with daily tasks and experiencing … Continuer la lecture »

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Couchsurfing : a new way to travel

Couchsurfing is a hospitality service and social networking website which provides a platform for members either to stay as a guest at someone’s home, or host travelers, or meet other members, or join an event. Unlike many hospitality services, Couchsurfing is an example of the gift economy because there is no monetary exchange between members … Continuer la lecture »

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Power of Words and Images

PROTEST SONGS convey messages of peace : James Blunt’s No Bravery   Spoof ads combine the power of words and humour.   The art of Rhetoric and Propaganda : discover the world of advertising strategies to understand how words and images can make buy, think or act.   ADVERTISING can also be a tool to protest … Continuer la lecture »

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Equal Marriage : the law and people’s reactions

RESSOURCES : TIMELINE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN FRANCE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE : Terminology, History around the world and Issues   REACTIONS : in New Mexico and Mississippi after SUPREME COURT Ruling in Scotland

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Women, their roles and their fights

Ideals of Womanhood in Victorian Britain from the BBC The fight of the Suffragettes in America from HISTORY.com The Fight for the Vote in Britain Women’s Fight for the vote in Britain Emma Watson Speech at the UN He for She Campaign Advertising : fighting stereotypes or using them to sell ?

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Literary works and authors linked to the notion of Progress

Don’t forget you can find many movie adaptations of these masterpieces !   Jonathan Swift ‘s Gulliver’s Travels Mary Shelley’s Frankestein Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World William Golding’s Lord of the Flies George Orwell and his 1984 novel Isaac Asimov Ray Bradbury Aldous Huxley

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