McNeill Franklin Humes post- 10/5/19

Option 2:

People tend to bullshit a conversation when they solely intend on obtaining some sort of personal gain. In order to reduce the amount of bullshit in discourse, one must look past the point of being correct in every aspect, and accept the fact that one will gain the most respect concerning their work or speech when it comes from the truth. Not everyone in society is concerned with being honest all the time. This is how the concept of bullshitting grows. If the person who is unconcerned does not care about the truth, he will act in a way that is unlawful. There will always be people like this in society. Not everyone likes to hold a level of respect to the truth. That will never change. It is up to the people who morally care about the truth to change people’s minds. In order to get people to care about the truth, one must educate them on how telling the truth and admitting to your mistakes is better for society as a whole. However, it is not until one’s bullshits and lies catch up to them for one to appreciate and understand the betterment of telling the truth. So in this sense, the best way for people to care about telling the truth is to suffer the consequences, and learn from their mistakes. While this does not apply to everyone, because some people do not have morals, it is a good first step of introducing the benefits of telling the truth.

Option 3:

During Unit 2, we spent a lot of time discussing the way humans communicate. Through paradigms, translation, lies and the truth, there are a lot of ways in which we as individuals interact with each other, and particular reasons why we do so. My question is one that can not be necessarily answered through our reading, but is one that will keep evolving. My question is this:

How will the process of human communication and interaction evolve over time, which direction are we heading in?

Will the formation of new languages occur? Will translators become unnecessary? Will the digital age take over? There are so many aspects on communication that society seems to ignore. People tend to make the broad prediction that communication will strictly become digital in the years to come, which can already be found frequently in society today. The future holds so many possibilities, so the direction of human communication can really go in any direction. That is why I am asking this question- how do we as a society make sure that communication is continuously being challenged and how can we make sure that society keeps communicating and not sitting behind a screen all day.

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