These pseudo technologies must be careful (decoding)
Quantum health clothing, gravitational wave radiation clothing, energy natural therapy. Recently, all kinds of “pseudo-technical” products or scams with high-tech labels are amazingly ridiculous and irritating.
“Pseudo-technical” seems to break through a hundred, but there are always people who are unclear to pay for it.
The reason is that in addition to the misplacement of information reception, superstitious mentality, and the lack of national scientific literacy, it is not fault-tolerant.
In the past few years, long-term scientific and technological innovation has made rapid progress, but the proliferation of “Li Gui” indicates that there is still a long way to go to improve the scientific literacy.
How to crack?
Only education, science and supervision can take many measures to make consumers shine their eyes and let technology products survive.
Have you been fooled by “pseudo-technical” products?
A few days ago, a survey conducted by the China Youth Daily Social Investigation Center, a survey conducted by celebrities in 2013, showed 81.
3% of moral people feel that there are now more “pseudo-technical” products, 86.
3% of the stakeholders said that some people around have been fooled by “pseudo-technical” products.
In recent years, high technology has increasingly changed our lives, but at the same time it has brought some troubles – all kinds of “pseudo-technical” products with high-tech names emerge in an endless stream, making people difficult to distinguish between true and false, frequently.
High-tech concepts such as quantum, dark matter, and gravitational waves have become Shantou and MLM tools. Not long ago, Pan Jianwei’s quantum communication team made a major breakthrough.
Unexpectedly, Indian scientists in the field of quantum communication have reported good news, but they have made new opportunities for unscrupulous merchants. Products packaged with quantum technology concepts are not uncommon.
The reporter tried to input the word “quantum” on Taobao.com, and immediately appeared in various products with the concept of quantum technology: quantum health clothing, known as the implantation of quantum quantum chips, can open up the human microcirculation, solve various deadly diseases.Problems, improve immunity, improve sub-health; in general, there are “powerful” quantum water, quantum socks, quantum air purifiers, quantum invisibility cloaks, quantum medical instruments that “cover all diseases”. in “quantum”Under the concept of packaging, ordinary goods are immediately “magic”.
Even Academician Pan Jianwei reluctantly said that he had a relative who had been fooled and bought a “quantum pendant” on his chest, thinking that it could radiate some anti-cancer substances every day. “Some businesses have deceived the concept to deceive the public.Not a scientific attitude.
High-tech concepts such as dark matter, graphene and gravitational waves are also difficult to escape.
Such as “dark matter can help people to secrete long hair, cure hair loss” “ancient medicine energy natural therapy, including the latest technology of quantum entanglement, the use of dark energy, can quickly remove dark matter” “graphene underwear, antibacterial antibacterial, moisture absorptionPerspiration, with low-temperature far-infrared function, forever youthful” “pregnant anti-gravitational wave radiation suit” . In addition to the packaged goods, the high-tech concept has also been used as a pyramid scheme by some MLM organizations.
MLM in high-tech outerwear is more concealed and more deceptive than traditional pyramid schemes.
The reporter found it on the Internet and found that there are quite a few cases of pyramid schemes.
For example, a “star enterprise” is a packaging company that develops and manufactures robots for gimmicks, and through the network marketing method, the pyramid schemes for the purpose of absorbing funds attract billions of funds in just a few months.
The blockchain of science and technology hot words has also been speculatively exploited by some lawless elements, or the high-value “cutting amaranth” or the “smart currency” in the name of “virtual currency”, causing fraudulent frauds to occur one after another.
“Pseudo-technical” continues to be popular, taking advantage of people’s curiosity and worship of new technology. In fact, the concept of high-tech has been abused by unscrupulous merchants for a long time.
In the early years, high-tech concepts such as nucleic acid, superconductivity, nanotechnology, and gene therapy have all been heated up.
Why are unscrupulous merchants so inclined to high-tech concepts, and why are some consumers always convinced?
Chang Jin, chief scientist of the Dark Matter Satellite, said that the emergence of this phenomenon has partly utilized people’s curiosity and worship of new science and technology.
Li Daguang, a professor at the School of Humanities at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, believes that some people believe that these “pseudo-technical” artifacts have always been a problem in science and culture.
“The relationship between the overall level of scientific literacy and the growth of Chinese people, and other gaps, especially with the increase of age, the trend of people’s scientific literacy declines, which makes the middle-aged and elderly people become “pseudo-tech” products.The biggest goal.
Li Daguang said.
“With the increase of age, people’s social circle will gradually narrow, the information receiving channels will be reduced, and it is easy to be out of touch with the times. Therefore, it is more likely to be confused by pseudo-science, “pseudo-technical”.
At the same time, in the era of mobile Internet, all kinds of pseudo-science-driven pseudo-sciences are used to make the judgment and discrimination of people who have been in the closed state of information in the past.
Li Daguang continued to explain that some of the dross in Chinese traditional culture can also be misleading. “Unscrupulous traders combine high-tech concepts with remedies, so that “superstition” has a so-called scientific basis, with minimal harm.
Wei Hongxiang, assistant professor and associate professor of the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, also believes that the deep-rooted concept of people’s formation from small to large has a great impact on scientific expansion. Some “pseudo-technical” even have been interpreted by authoritative experts, and others believe that.
Moreover, many people have the mentality of “Ningxin has its own”, “Xin Ze Ling” and “follow the flow”, and it has also caused the “pseudo-technical” to continue to be popular, and the pattern is constantly being refurbished.
Regarding the hazard, Wei Hongxiang believes that if the concept of “pseudo-technical” is abused, it will even affect the country’s decision on the direction of science and technology development.
It is necessary to improve scientific literacy and improve supervision, so that “pseudo-technical” has no “pseudo-technical” products constantly “upgraded”, and the high-tech concept that is being used is more sophisticated and more difficult to distinguish. How do ordinary consumers identify authenticity
Chang Jin said: “Until, the role of dark matter has not yet been realized, until the breakthrough of physics, the application of science, the advancement of technology and science, and then the temporary change.
Experts say that the current research on quantum technology is mainly concentrated in the fields of quantum communication, quantum computing and quantum precision measurement. It has nothing to do with daily necessities. The products currently called “quantum + life” are almost all deceptive things.
Academician Guo Guangcan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, also criticized the “pseudo-technical” products that were based on quantum concept hype at the announcement of the 2017 Top Ten “Science” rumors held by the Beijing Association for Science and Technology.Of course, in the end, peeling off the “pseudo-technical” coat, we need to work hard to improve the scientific literacy of citizens and increase market supervision.
Li Daguang said: “The first thing is to continue to strengthen science, to integrate with people’s daily life, to make practical explanations, and to enhance the ability of ordinary people to distinguish between true and false.
At the same time, I hope that scientists can actively participate in science and master the right to speak.
Li Daguang is also particularly prominent in improving scientific literacy and cannot rely entirely on popular science work.
“To improve the scientific literacy level of citizens, it is school education that can be combined at this stage.
Regrettably, the motivation of a large number of people is often to cope with the examination, not the improvement of personal scientific literacy, nor the cultivation of scientific spirit and thinking.
Experts also said that relevant market regulatory authorities should also keep pace with the times, strengthen communication with scientific and technological experts, and seriously investigate and punish these illegal acts in a timely manner.