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we see a lot of sci-fi based around the idea that humans will become so technologically advanced that they engage in space exploration as a sort of side-note to the other, much more significant medical and scientific advancements, and eventually space travel and life in space becomes the norm.

but we (at least I personally haven’t, but I welcome recommendations for sci-fi that does follow this route) don’t see a lot of sci-fi that examines the idea of life in space as a last-ditch effort to save humanity from a rapidly toxic earth. there wouldn’t be time for someone to digitize and export all the information in the world onto a ship designed to carry humans through space. there would be so much focus on specialization of jobs to make sure synthesizing materials is easily accessible down the line, and it would completely stunt the way humans interacted with their memory of Earth. and then what happens when, hundreds of years down the line, stories become just stories and people don’t have a frame of reference for what Earth was like, and the only remnants are what they managed to get into space with them? Would they see the stories about Earth as mythology?

We see it happen with ancient cultures. People in new generations doubt the stories of the old civilizations and their ways of life, information is lost over time, language evolves and certain words and phrases become obsolete. How will people remember the ocean if there was never an ocean for them to visit? Will they have heard that word in their life?

I, for one, want to see more sci-fi that explores the concept of humanity’s abilities and technologies stunted by their escape from an earth that was exploited and killed. What would medicine be like in that future? What literature would exist? I’m intrigued and also I’m writing an entire novel immediately.

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
—  Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
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Hello my lovely followers, like ‘every beautiful thing has an end’ we have come to the end of our semester so we have come to the end of our blog for now. I am not sure that I will use this blog again in my life, I hope I will but if I don’t use I can say that I had so much fun. 

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    And I want mention a few points about the philosophy statement that I think about being a teacher. If you remember I wrote a post about it before and I want state that my ideas are changed or not throughout the semester. I can’t say that my ideas changed so much. Because the idea which I defend was ‘ A teacher should have all the features to teach without technology.’ And I still think the same. But we are in the 21st century and we all have possibility to use technology even in our daily lives, it is also inevitable for us. And teacher should be aware of the innovations that come with time. And they should adapt themselves to these innovations. SoI still think like that.

   I can say that this course taught me a lot. When I was in the beginning of this course, writing a blog post was about 2-3 hours. But now, I can write a 300 word-post in 1 hour. I see this as a development. And what I like about this course is that it made homeworks more fun. And it gave me so much ideas about how to make my lessons more enjoyable for my students in the future. And I want to make a little suggestion about the course homewroks were fun but they were so much :) They could have been less. But it’s ok.

   And that’s it. I hope I see you guys again maybe with my students I hope :) But till that time comes I am going to miss you and writing blogs. Take care of yourselves♥!!!

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Salesforce launches $125m fund for European tech startups
Salesforce is aiming to create the “world’s largest ecosystem of enterprise cloud companies.” Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Cloud software company Salesforce (CRM) on Thursday announced the launch of a new $125m (£99m) investment fund for European tech startups.

The fund will focus on enterprise cloud startups in the region, which provide online services and software to businesses, and will give the global giant a stake in companies which could end up becoming leaders in its own industry.

Salesforce said the new fund will create the “world’s largest ecosystem of enterprise cloud companies.”

The company committed to invest $100m in European tech startups in 2015. Since then, the company’s venture capital arm has invested that money in 50 startups in 13 countries across Europe, making it the most active corporate venture capital fund in the continent.

“Europe is a clear leader in cloud technology today, and we are excited to deepen our investment in the region,” said John Somorjai, the head of Salesforce Ventures, in a statement.

Salesforce said it would invest in companies at various stages of growth, and pointed to its recent investments in UK startups, such as direct debit tech business GoCardless, which raised $75m (£58m) in February, and Onfindo, the ID card start up that raised $50m (£38bn) in April.

On Thursday, the CEO of GoCardless, Hiroki Takeuchi, said that Salesforce Ventures was a “great investment partner” for his company.

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“They are hugely supportive of our team, connecting us to the right people and proactively sharing best practices,” he said.

The enterprise cloud giant pointed to the threefold increase in start up investment in European and Israeli startups since 2013, and noted that more than 35% of the $31.3bn invested in 2018 went to companies focused on software-as-a-service (SaaS) products.

“The global shift to the cloud has created new, cutting-edge technology that has fueled customer success across industries,” Salesforce said.

Market intelligence firm IDC predicts that the public cloud services market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will more than double by 2023, making it worth more than $105bn.

“We see tremendous opportunity to invest in companies across Europe as this market continues to grow at scale,” said Miguel Milano, the president of international at Salesforce.