George Donnelly’s Dauntward Blog

George Donnelly The future is scary. But we don’t give in to the fear. We proceed ever more boldly against it. Human values, free thought, kindness — but above all courage! Lean in to the fear. Advance dauntward! #EarlyStageUtopianism #Dauntward

It’s an All-You-Can-Imagine Future

It’s an All-You-Can-Imagine Future

Limits are a thing of the past. The only ones that matter now are those that you decide to enforce on yourself. We are entering a new era of our civilization where our imaginations reign supreme.

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Reality is the Story We Tell Ourselves

Reality is the Story We Tell Ourselves

Some stories are scientifically true. Others tell truths of the heart. Some may actually fly in the face of all we can prove to be true, and yet give us the mindset we need to succeed.

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Killer Robots as Common as AK-47s?

Killer Robots as Common as AK-47s?

A missile that decides where to strike. A ship that decides when to shoot. Androids that can do backflips. These autonomous weapons are your new killer robots. What happens when they fall into the hands of angry millionaires, hacky teens and rogue terrorist groups?

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Everything is Ludicrous

Everything is Ludicrous

Everything is ludicrous. Just the fact that we exist and can think and communicate is a cosmic prank. A wonderful one to be sure, but a gag nonetheless.

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We Can Do Better

We Can Do Better

How easy it was for a Russian company to manipulate Americans through social media during the last US presidential election. People are furious about it. For a $200 spend, they got opposing sides to protest each other in a small Texas town. Their ads reached 146 million people on Facebook. Twitter drooled to sell them a 15% reach of their users.

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