19:00-20:00- 4 students
20:00-21:00 – 4 students
I am covering this weeks Thursday class and we had some pretty great discussions today!
We first started talking about Osaka! They have just been elected as the 2025 World’s Expo host and I am pretty excited about that. We discussed what is the World’s Expo and what it means to showcase technology and what we think the future of technology will be. We discussed what we thought would have been invented by now, but hasn’t. Like in Back to the Future in 2015 we were supposed to have flying cars and hover boards! I guess smartphones are pretty cool though.
We then moved our discussion in the second class towards the retirement age! There is talk of raising the retirement age again to 70! We discussed the benefits and costs that would come from it and if the government should do it!
For our last discussion we talked about Protesting! There was a recent tweet from the Japanese immigration Bureau criticizing graffiti against the organization. We discussed how this was silly of the orgranization to post this on twitter because 1: posting this image on social media only broadcasts the message of the graffiti to more people causing the benefit of the person who did the graffiti to go up, making it a success. 2: posting something on social media and saying “Don’t Do This” is like telling putting a pizza in front of a 10-year old and telling them to not eat it and then leave the room. It will only cause more people to do it and it just raises the awareness of the cause of the protesters significantly.
That’s all for today!