As far back as I can remember, I’ve been hearing that technology is going to take our jobs and cause the downfall of the working class. As fear-mongering memes go, it’s right up there with the horrors the population explosion was supposed to unleash on planet Earth, per Paul Ehrlich’s[…] Read On
The Inevitable Failure of ‘Davos Man’
As thousands descend on Davos for the World Economic Forum or what Bloomberg calls “the world’s most expensive intellectual feedback loop,” the one thing on the minds of the world’s business and political elite is how the hell none of them saw the Trump-slash-Brexit nationalist backlash coming until it was[…] Read On
Why ‘Pokémon Go’ Scares the Crap Out of Me
There’s no doubt that gamers obsessed with playing Pokémon Go will end up walking into trees, stepping off curbs into traffic, and getting mugged at PokéStops in shady locations. And some moron will inevitably play while skateboarding, bike-riding or driving. It sounded like a good idea at the time. Right. Online games[…] Read On
How Did You Lose Your Star Wars Virginity?
It’s been 38 years since the original Star Wars movie was released in theaters, so I’m fully aware that many of you probably weren’t even born yet. As for me, I was 20 years old and enrolled at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on the north[…] Read On