All the articles with the tag "opinion".
A Really Short History of MoneyPosted on:March 25, 2022 at 12:40 PM
Money is a promise that your sacrifice will pay off in the future, because we build civilization on a set of promises we make to each other.
Trust is DeadPosted on:December 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM
Trust is breaking down in our societies — trust not just in big institutions but also in the natural good of the common man.
It’s an All-You-Can-Imagine FuturePosted on:December 7, 2017 at 01:03 PM
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.
Reality is the Story We Tell OurselvesPosted on:November 28, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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.
Everything is LudicrousPosted on:November 14, 2017 at 02:49 PM
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.
We Can Do BetterPosted on:November 9, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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.
This Wedding Sponsored By...Posted on:October 31, 2017 at 11:56 AM
The future of work is cooking, cleaning and caring for the infirm. No more steel workers, no more retail clerks, no more autoworkers. It’s just nurse’s assistants, personal aides, wind turbine maintenance guys and software developers.
Build the Future, You Say??Posted on:October 25, 2017 at 10:08 PM
While you endure the North Korea nuclear tests, the rip-out-your-throat battles for political hegemony and the desperate unknown of whether Katy Perry wants her ex back or not, it’s good to remember one thing.
In China, Credit Scores Hack YouPosted on:October 3, 2017 at 04:51 PM
Give us more positive news, goshdarnit, George! Like maybe that there was an alien invasion that had finally ended all our petty squabbling and united us against a common foe…
Robots Rise, Humans DeclinePosted on:September 28, 2017 at 11:24 AM
We could soon have so much electricity from green power sources and other neat tricks that we’ll begin throwing it away like un-drunk bottled water or expired lettuce.
It’s a distributed futurePosted on:September 22, 2017 at 01:54 PM
It’s a distributed future. Beneath all the hype about global warming and other boogie monsters, people are working from the bottom up to to build a new world.
Filter Bubbles, Warring City-States and UtopiasPosted on:September 18, 2017 at 09:54 PM
Look forward to a world of city-states where people on the political left and people on the political right live separately. And maybe not just in separate mental spheres, telling themselves different stories about what’s happening in the world, but living in separate cities. Maybe even cities that are at war with each other, like in ancient Greece.
About your Automated FuturePosted on:February 24, 2015 at 05:04 PM
Pundits increasingly agree that we can expect a future where we simultaneously enjoy material abundance and suffer from a lack of employment opportunities. Robots, including software, will replace workers - even skilled workers such as lawyers and computer programmers.
Is War Part of the Human Condition?Posted on:February 17, 2015 at 06:51 AM
Is war inevitable? Is it a part of the human condition? Can we end all war, forever? Should we even try? What would stories be without war, the largest, most tense and free-ranging form of conflict ever?
Keep away from people who belittle your ambitionsPosted on:April 7, 2008 at 12:40 PM
The Peninsula of Infinite PossibilitiesPosted on:April 4, 2008 at 12:40 PM
For a person that chooses to think positively, all roads are open.
Election Day in MedellinPosted on:May 28, 2002 at 12:40 PM
Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Medellin. The spring rains let up for the elections and the normal blue skies returned. At 10AM the novia and I were downtown watching the military helicopters circling above and waiting in line so she could vote.