TU Delft Library, Einstein room, 7PM: “If money were no object, where would you live?” “A more common question is “if money were no object, what would you do?”, but do you feel any affinity for a particular place on this planet, and why? To what extent is location a factor to your health and … [Read more…]
Dear human beings of Delft, This month, the board picked “why are you here?” as a general theme, and we start off with: Next Tuesday, Sep 13, we’re hosting a movie screening again. Drinks and snacks are provided as usual, and we start the film at 7pm sharp. After the movie, we can discuss it … [Read more…]
Join us on the evening of the 14th for a screening and discussion of this drama film, together with broad thinkers and feelers, and some food (for thought)! The place is the Einstein room in the TU Delft Library, we start the movie at 7pm, so it’s advisable to show up a little earlier. Hope … [Read more…]
Welcome to another weekly VOX discussion night. The above topic was suggested by Pawel and received the highest vote in our Facebook page polling. Join us this Tuesday for the discussion. The event will be held in room 2.74 (one floor above the usual Steve Job’s room), TU Library and will start at 7.00 pm.
Does it matter how old you are? – Do you have a sense of treating people differently based on age? Have you had a thought like: “when im 25, then ill be a real adult/mature person”? If you talk to someone interesting, and you learn they’re much younger/older than you thought, do you think differently … [Read more…]
So I always have this dilemma of how to react to horrible events that happen to other people, not directly connected to me. Typically I choose respectful silence, but that might be confused with ignorance or lack of care. On the other hand, overreaction is not desired, which might lead to or be perceived as … [Read more…]
We live in a world where sustainability, efficiency, re-usability is key. While swiss knives and fold-out sofa-beds are popular and widely available, we may benefit from more objects that serve more purpose than one. What other every day items, spaces, technologies can we combine to save precious resources? Can we dream up devices or technologies … [Read more…]
What do you think of international women’s day? What is its purpose and why is it important? What is the best way to spend it? Is it a day of celebration or something else? Is it given enough, to little or too much attention?
What’s the point of them? Do they really reflect well or accurately what should be done? Does one person’s ignorance really mean the same thing as another’s knowledge, as Asimov is quoted as saying? What do polls measure outside of seeing what amount of people want to have their “voice” heard? It might be good … [Read more…]
Inspirational quotes: I’ve kept a folder on my harddrive, filled with inspirational quotes on top of pictures. For a while I was quite keen on collecting these pieces of wisdom, as I saw them. What I thought might be fun was go over some of these with you, discuss them. On the flipside, I’ve stopped … [Read more…]
We have already mentioned the topic several times along other discussions that robotisation is likely to be the doom of unskilled labour. However, with the pace of current progress, many thought to be high end professions are at risk. Going to your GP to hear all the standard questions? Need a pharmacist? Basic legal/accounting problems? … [Read more…]
November 24th: The impending artificial intelligence doom “The following article has been making the rounds some time ago, and a number have already read this summary of arguments of why we should be weary of enthusiasm. Science fiction stories are full of robot uprisings. How prophetic can they be? What do you think, what do … [Read more…]
These are tonight’s starting questions for VOX’s open discussion. Maybe you have a strong opinion, maybe you are ambivalent. Does it matter whether people have an opinion? The person that suggested this is curious in all your perspectives on this notion. Is it relative to your culture? Your language? Your government form protocols? Is it … [Read more…]
Join our 7 PM discussion in the TU Delft Library Einstein room on this subject on 27th October. This topic was suggested by Gautham and voted most by our facebook group members. Elaborating a bit on the topic: “If we all donated our eyes, blindness in the world would end in one year”. Though a … [Read more…]
Join our 7 PM discussion in the TU Delft Library Einstein room on this subject on 20th October. This topic was suggested by Stephan and voted most by our facebook group members. Elaborating a bit on the topic: “Winston Churchill famously stated: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” … [Read more…]
Join our 7 PM discussion in the TU Delft Library Einstein room on this subject. This topic was suggested by someone who wishes to remain anonymous and voted on most by our facebook group members. Elaborating a bit on the topic: “A number of people in today’s world are constantly connected to the internet through … [Read more…]