Are vaccines the most effective tool to protect people from COVID-19?

This is the question asked by many of us for the past few months.  People are considering whether to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory in order to increase vaccination rates and achieve public health goals like preventing the spread of the disease and if so, under what conditions and context. The government and other institutions such …

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Biometric Technology- an Orwellian dystopia moulding into distinct likelihood?

May 2019. An investigator in New York receives a trove of disturbing images chronicling the sexual abuse of a young girl. The photo is grainy. The angle, a bit oblique. But this hardly deters the investigator from running the face through a new yet peculiar app, Clearview AI, which, combined with official photography from law …

Genocide in China: The inhumane treatment of the Uyghur community

The Uyghurs are an ethnic group which consider themselves as culturally close to Central Asia nations. There are about 12 million Uyghurs, mostly Muslims, living in Xinjiang, which is officially known as the Xinjiang Uyghurs autonomous Region (XUAR). The Uyghurs speak their own language, which is like Turkish, and they make up less than half …

The place of traditional libraries in today’s world.

Libraries have existed since 2600 BC. From tablets and scrolls to bound books, they have been a store of information. But nowadays in our contemporary and highly computerized society, people are wondering about the significance of traditional libraries in our electronic and digitized environment amidst technological boon. Even though libraries are reinventing themselves and their …

Is it possible for mankind to reach one type of civilization by the end of this century?

In 1964, Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev figured that civilizations can be categorized by the total amount of energy available to them. The Kardashev Scale, as it is called, proposed in 1964 by Nikolai Kardashev and modified in 1973 by Carl Sagan, now consists of 7 levels of civilizations based on their power consumption, and implicitly …