A jolly look back at the world’s accomplishments in 2021
The United Nations declared 2021 the International Year of Peace and Trust.
However there were many things accomplished this year.
A human brain was wirelessly connected to a computer. Trial participants with paralysis were able to move robotic limbs by simply imagining their movements. So the participants were able to experience what life has been like for many of us over the past few months: imagining moving limbs, only to result in general paralysis and wireless computer games.
From fish to more on the vesica piscis between animals and humans: two dolphins were spotted swimming in Venice’s famous Grand Canal, possibly due to reduced traffic this year. Their encounter with the Italians was a typical one, they were discouraged from coming to shore, and instead were given a spritz, became disorientated, and ended up sleeping with the fishes.
The pop-up installation by Sapien.Network, a social networking platform “dedicated to putting the needs and welfare of human beings first,” said the protest highlights ‘uncompassionate capitalism’ and the growing disparity of wealth. Perhaps the writer could profit from a module of English for Alternative Investment – on the house of course. Spain has recently been bullish in its compassion for animals, passing a new law recognising animals as ‘sentient beings’. Spanish lawmaker Guillermo Díaz commented ‘We are the only species that recognises the suffering of others and as such we have an obligation to prevent that suffering’. So there is still some progress to be made when it comes to equality, but could this mean the end of bull fighting?