At this stage, it seems that not much can be done to stop the AI Revolution from taking place. Let us have a look at the possible scenarios that may play out if AI is given full autonomy, or if regulation fails to control it. Here are three classic books about governance, power, control, and survival, which capture the social issues of concern in today's debates about AI. The fictional scenarios in these books use metaphoric and allegoric forms to convey messages of importance about identity, individuality, the misuse and abuse of power, and the fragility and limitations of humanity.
The impact of trauma on decision-making: Jane Eyre’s journey from abuse to agency in the Victorian era
In this research paper, I will closely analyse the character traits of the downtrodden protagonist, Jane Eyre, to ascertain how she reaches empowerment in adulthood after a childhood of abuse, trauma, grief and neglect in Victorian England. In particular, I will pay attention to Jane’s decision-making processes, as this is the key to understanding her journey to freedom and empowerment. As a female, Jane experiences gender-based abuse on a societal level, and as a destitute orphan, she experiences physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse on a personal level. With abuse being predominant in every stage of Jane’s life, she is tasked with the heavy burden of overcoming trauma if she is to make a success of her life and to live happily. Jane must make wise and informed, life-altering decisions to avoid lifelong suffering.
Resisting patriarchy in Africa: Desire and agency in ‘Woman at Point Zero’ and ‘Under the Udala Trees’
Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi and Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta are two very different African novels, yet both bring attention to gender-based oppression and patriarchy in Africa. In both novels, there are several female characters who cope with patriarchy in different ways. Some women submit to the system, while others resist it. There are also women who manipulate the system to their advantage, while other women outrightly oppose it. In this essay, I will focus on an exploration of the main female protagonists, and how they resist the different types of patriarchy challenging them.
Life lessons from ‘Spare’ by Prince Harry: A message about values and mental health
'Spare' by Prince Harry has been a hotly debated autobiography in recent months, and has ruffled quite a few feathers. I could follow the masses and criticise the book for its poor writing, vulgarity, and boyish tone, however, I think the overall message of the book is more important than its few shortcomings. So here's a list of life lessons that we could learn from Prince Harry's experiences, choices and views...
Life lessons from a tragic hero in ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe
Okonkwo, in Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart', is a complex character who teaches us many lessons about life, society, and culture. According to the definition of a tragic hero in literature, one could easily consider Okonkwo a tragic hero. Okonkwo's life and death reveal tragedies which can be avoided with careful judgment and informed decision-making. In this essay, I will outline the elements of a tragic hero as they pertain to Okonkwo, and conclude with some thoughts on how to avoid such tragic endings.
The Lines That Divide
Who do we blame during this free reign? #poem
Beyond the loss
Grieve your dreams #poem
Everything you need to know about the POETHERAPY workshop
POETHERAPY is an online writing workshop focusing on the art of poetry. Everyone is welcome from beginners to professional writers. There are two type of workshops (adults and kids) in July 2021. You will learn many techniques for writing poetry, and the theme is self-awareness.
Distraction = Dismissal
Everyone brings their offense #poem
Seeking meaning but instead finding... #poem
I will never see you again #poem
Clothed in your bare truth #haiku
2021 Goals – Inspired by Malala Yousafzai
And I thought to myself... If Malala, who is an innocent, traditional, God-fearing, young girl can be criticized, even after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, then really, who won't people criticize?!
The Infamous 2020!
My words have done me proud, traveling far and wide. #blog
They beat against the shore #poem
Searching all the same #poem
Birthday Gratitude List – 37 things I’m thankful for
"Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives." - Rumi
Being Free, Being Me
Shattered shards of glass #poem
Be quiet, undress #poem
With swift feet and sharp teeth #poem