With the modern day barrage of misinformation, disinformation and child exploitation that occurs on social media websites, it is often believed that this problem is hopeless and intractable. However, there may be a solution to this problem. This could be through a federal or state identification verification system to signup for certain websites. This general solution is not novel and there have seen many technology activists and politicians which have proposed it. This system has been met with some sharp considerations around privacy and trust in technology company’s possession of this sensitive information. …




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The concept of Philosophy evolved out of a familiar and natural route of inquiry, people exchanging ideas through discussion. Despite its origin, the use of the dialectic method is insufficient in the inquiry of platonic forms. Through an analysis of the dialogue Sophist by Plato this message is ever-present. I will argue my point by first positing that language is insufficient for the articulation and expression of platonic forms. Then I will define the dialectic method using Sophist as a technique that is inherently dependent on the use of human language and communication. …


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Intuition is one of the most widespread forces across humanity. Some of our intuitions help us solve problems in what seems to be an unconscious way. Intuition is this almost spooky force that compels us to believe certain things as bold as a god-like creator or as simple as opening a door. Intuition allows us to experience instinct like feelings about certain actions we take and things we believe. Without our intuitions, or if they were significantly reduced, the most basic things we take for granted to know would require extensive explanation to understand. So, with this essential trait we…


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Passive Listening: Surveying Causes and Effects on Music

When was the last time you sat down and listened to an album all the way through? When was the last time you just put on music and listened to it? Not studying, exercising, driving or even daydreaming. Chances are you can’t remember the last time you did. Maybe it hadn’t even dawned on you that this is something you don’t do anymore. The closest you probably came to this sort of experience was the last concert you went to. There you had virtually no option but to focus on the music…



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It’s 2011, the word on the street was there was some new app. At the time few people had smartphones and even less were proficient enough to even know how to use them. The app was Instagram. Photo editing app first, sharing platform second. Some were drawn in while others didn’t understand its existence or its rise. Fast forward to 2017, Instagram has become one of the most influential and trailblazing applications ever to come about. With over 500 million daily active users, 95 million shared photos and videos, and a valuation of over 50 billion thanks to the Facebook…

Dylan Sapienza

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