Three reasons why you shouldn’t fear the Robot Age

The Anthopocene is still with us. Some claim it'll end with humanity's extinction. Doomsday predictions notwithstanding, one thing's certain: A new era is already rising from Anthropocene: The Robot Age. The Economist magazineĀ detailedĀ its current advances. They promise a radical future. What inspired me: Robots will make jobs obsolete. If technology today puts half of all … Continue reading Three reasons why you shouldn’t fear the Robot Age

We have the technology to right the world

The POTUS said something remarkable in his NSA surveillance speech. Most listeners may have missed it. Obama pointed to a truth reaching far into the future while acknowledging that truth requires paying special attention to what the truth speaks to. He said: "....And the power of new technologies means that there are fewer and fewer … Continue reading We have the technology to right the world

Why NSA surveillance is a good thing for the 99%

The topic of the day is surveillance. The POTUS spoke Friday about wide-sweeping "changes" he ordered to make NSA programs [presumably] better. If you read the comments accompanying speech coverage, few Americans seem to be drinking the Kool-Aid. It's not much better in Europe. Take for example, this comment from Andy Gunn, who lives in … Continue reading Why NSA surveillance is a good thing for the 99%

Resisting these four issues is as futile as the GOP’s attempt to repeal the ACA

The future has the answers There's a lot of hullabaloo underway about the Affordable Care Act and the government shutting down. This is political theater keeping you from paying attention to things you really should be. Here are three things you and I both should be keeping an eye on: Our continuing obsession with age-old … Continue reading Resisting these four issues is as futile as the GOP’s attempt to repeal the ACA