THP a world with community based, democratically run social media instead of company run social media
A community based, democratically run social media is one where users join specific social media platforms based on community or interest and members of a community determine their own policies and design in terms of algorithms, moderation, funding, and general functioning of the site for that platform.
THS a government madated halt of giant AI experiments
Giant AI experiments include but are not limited to language learning models Like GPT-4. Other AI labs are currently also developing much more ambitious projects that are much larger than that of OpenAI (the creators of Dall E 2 and ChatGPT)
THO New Optimism
New Optimism - the narrative that human history is a story of constant improvement, and that we should be optimistic about the future of the human condition. Supporters of new optimism point to evidence of progress in areas such as poverty reduction, technological advancement, and human rights as examples of constant improvement. Some suggest that this progress is due to increased globalization, free markets, scientific advancement, and collaboration among nations and individuals.
THBT the IMF should lend significant amounts of money to countries heavily indebted to China with the requirement that these countries default on all Chinese loans.
THP a world where art is submitted to and displayed in museums and galleries anonymously forever
THB the US and Canada should ban Mandatory Binding Arbitration.
Mandatory Binding Arbitration is a contractual provision in which both parties to a contract waive their right to sue one another in court for damages related to a perceived breach of contract.
Instead, in the instance of a perceived contractual violation, members must undergo arbitration, an alternative form of dispute resolution in which a mutually agreed upon private arbiter determines both the legitimacy of the alleged violation as well as the potential punishment.
MBA clauses can also often include other stipulations such as waiving one's right to appeal the decision or to join class action lawsuits.
Round 5 (Closed)
THR the rise of student political wings of major political parties in developing countries
THP a world with the dominant belief that people can transition to different religious identities throughout their lifetime
THP a world in which "Ask Culture" is the norm to one in which "Guess Culture" is the norm.
""Ask Culture"" is characterized by the expectation that individuals should feel encouraged to ask for anything when they want it.
""Guess Culture"" is characterized by the expectation that individuals should only make requests of one another in instances where they can infer or assume the answer will be yes.
THBT the continued adoption of the guerrilla policy style is not in the long term interests of the CCP
China's ""guerrilla policy style"" is characterized by a decentralized approach to policy making, in which policy initiatives are often developed and implemented at the local level by officials who have a large degree of freedom from central authorities in undertaking policy projects.
These policies, if successful, are then scaled up to a national level. Under China's guerrilla policy style, policymakers are often willing to accept some degree of disorder, experimentation, and even failure in the pursuit of policy goals.
THBT the progressive movement should integrate post-work ideology into its messaging.
The post-work movement believes that the ideal society is one that has obsoleted the need to work (e.g. a world in which work were mostly automated or everyone were provided a Universal Basic Income)