There is a contradiction in the attempt to arrive at a post-wage-labor world through the creation of intelligent machines.
(Listen to the Vimcast Episode about this article on iTunes or Soundcloud.) The term “fake news” has entered the modern parlance so quickly that it is worth beginning a discussion about fake news by trying to determine what, if anything, the term means. One way of investigating it is to try to identify a particularly… Continue reading Fake News: Why Mainstream Journalism Is Often Part of the Problem
"The reason why the totalitarian regimes can get so far toward realizing a fictitious, topsy-turvy world is that the outside nontotalitarian world, which always comprises a great part of the population of the totalitarian country itself, indulges also in wishful thinking and shirks reality in the face of real insanity just as much as the… Continue reading America’s Collective Normalcy Bias
One of the most absurd and disturbing themes of the campaign was Trump's refusal to accept the legitimacy of the election results. After he won, all of his concerns evaporated, and, in an expected change of heart, he extolled the virtues of the electoral college. But when Clinton joined with Stein's quixotic push for a… Continue reading The 7 Meanings of “Rigged”
Read the Guide 2.0 We need to convince Trump supporters (TS) to vote differently. This guide sets aside issues of whether TS are racist, xenophobic, or ignorant and focuses only on the practical goal of changing their actions and minds. Ostracizing them or “waiting for them to die” is an unhelpful and unacceptable approach. TS… Continue reading A Guide for Talking to Trump Supporters