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Privacy

Questions for discussion:

  1. What is privacy?
  2. How do you maintain your privacy at home? At school?On the Internet? When using Facebook? When you travel? When talking on the phone?
  3. What are the reasons why privacy is important for you?
  4. To what extent do public officials have a right to privacy?

Will Virtual Reality Remove The Need For Travel?

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Would you ever take a virtual vacation?

VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY is changing, and fast. Soon to hit the market, Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset which is worn like a pair of oversized goggles and, while still being refined, is already available to the public. Made to connect to computers and mobile devices, it gives users a 3D experience and allows them to feel like they’re walking around inside a virtual world.

Internet

Questions for discussion:

  1. What is the internet?
  2. Can you remember the first time you used the internet?
  3. Could you live without the internet?
  4. How do you think the internet has changed the world?
  5. If you use the internet, what do you use it for?

Inventions

1. Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931)
Edison filed over 1,000 patents. He developed and innovated a wide range of products from the electric light bulb to the phonograph and motion picture camera.

Human Settlement on Mars: Mars One Mission

Questions for discussion:

  1. For some people it is better to lose a leg than live forever on a hostile planet. Current technology can provide you with only one-way trip to Mars. Will you agree on that? On what conditions may you possibly agree to go?
  2. Will you donate to Mars One Mission? How much are you ready to donate? If not, who do you think should sponsor this program? Is this program important for mankind and for you personally?
  3. In your opinion in what year is it possible to deliver selected team to Mars and make a settlement there?

Space Exploration By Humans

Questions for discussion:

  1. What in your opinion are the main reasons for space exploration:
    • Science development, testing of new technologies;
    • General human interest to find another leaving creatures;
    • Military purposes, space borders protections from invaders;
    • To find new planet that will be suitable to settle on after possible catastrophe on Earth;

Progress and gadgets in our everyday life

- Can you imagine your life without gadgets and electric appliances?
- Do you think we are weaker in the world where you can't do simple things on your own (like making dough or communicating in person, writing paper letters)?
- Will there be artificial mind in the end? Will it conquer the world of humans?
- Where would progress go next? (medicine, aerospace sphere, robots, food growing and processing, etc.)
- Would you like to live in the world where you can walk anywhere (not drive or fly)?
- What new gadgets does the world need?

Internet

Questions for discussion:

  1. Do you often use the Internet?When did you first use the Internet?
  2. About how many hours a day do you use the Internet? About how many hours a week do you use the Internet?
  3. What are some security issues you must think about when you access the Internet?
  4. Have you ever bought something using the Internet?
  5. Do you think our lives have been improved by the Internet?
  6. Do you think the Internet favors men or women? Do men and women use the internet for different purposes?

Inventions

Questions for discussion:

  1. What do you think are some of the best inventions?
  2. Do you there are some inventions that have been more harmful than helpful?
  3. If you were to invent something what would you invent?
  4. What inventions do you think we might see in the future?
  5. What are your thoughts on the invention of the internet?
  6. What are some famous inventions that came from China?
  7. Would you use any of these new inventions?

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