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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emojis are a subsidiary of mainstream communication and language
Emojis enhance (or diminish) existing forms of communication, which they exist within. They are unable to exist without the structure or depth of another language and cannot be seen as independent from "real" languages.
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Have emojis changed the world?
Yes, emojis have transformed human relationships.
Emojis have created new brain patterns in humans which help decode meaning
Recognizing symbols is an aspect of the human brain which has now evolved. Humans can correctly identify the intended meaning of ambiguous sentences which are enhanced by emojis for emphasis.
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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emojis are a response to real world events
Emojis are created as a response to real world trends and events
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Do tech monopolies stifle or spur innovation?
Tech monopolies lack competition and the desire to innovate
Antitrust reasoning
Antitrust laws were created to encourage competition, and 120 countries have adopted some form of antitrust law.
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Do tech monopolies stifle or spur innovation?
Tech monopolies lack competition and the desire to innovate
Competition drives innovation
Tech monopolies don't innovate because they have to, they innovate because they want to. Competition consistently drives innovation, and is absent when monopolies are present.
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Do tech monopolies stifle or spur innovation?
Tech monopolies have a financial incentive to innovate.
The power of data
Monopolies have an immense amount of resources at their disposal. These resources can be used to gather data, which is especially useful in the tech sector.
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Do tech monopolies stifle or spur innovation?
Tech monopolies have a financial incentive to innovate.
The AT&T example
AT&T's monopoly in the 20th century allowed it to make technological strides.
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Will AI take our jobs?
No: there will always be jobs for humans
Exponential growth never lasts
AI and computer technology is just like all other growth - it has an end-point
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Will AI take our jobs?
No: there will always be jobs for humans
Labour displacement is normal
Technology has always resulted in the displacement of human labour
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Will AI take our jobs?
Yes: AI will fully replace humans
AI is developing rapidly
The exponential rate at which computer and AI technology develops will result in a massive societal shift - and soon
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Will AI take our jobs?
Yes: AI will fully replace humans
The singularity is coming
Artificial super intelligence (ASI) will ultimately result in the automation of every conceivable human task, resulting in the end of work for humans
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