Pretty sure Hollywood has done hundreds of movies about assassinating Fidel Castro already. Fidel never cared, because he was too busy worrying about the CIA's actual attempts.
You can't get hundreds of people to agree on a single new project to collaborate and donate their time and money to. Sure something original would be nice, but you'd never get enough people enthusiastic about to reach the same production quality without the instant brand recognition of something like Star Trek.
What's the motivation for the AI to do that? Might as well worry about relativistic kill vehicles blowing up the planet.
Most android phones are cheap (with some obvious exceptions that are a relatively small part of the market). People expect cheap products to be exploitative. When they pay more, they expect it to be less exploitative (even though in reality many expensive products are exploitative, like diamonds). As the by far most prominent expensive luxury phone, Apple naturally gets most of the flack. People see how much they're paying and the huge profit margins and feel that some of that profit should be used to better conditions, unlike a cheap phone where there's barely any profit margin.
If Russia were to actually collapse, it would be an extremely bad thing for the west. It would mean wars and it would mean big increases in terrorism exported from the region, and not just from Chechnya.
Iraq collapsed. How's that working out for US interests?
When the whole rest of the world wants sanctions, as with South Africa, they may be useful. When the whole rest of the world trades with Cuba and we don't, we're just shooting ourselves in the foot. Also, the South African government was far more malleable because it was elected by white citizens who suffered from sanctions -- the Cuban government is not elected by anyone who can be hurt by sanctions.
A cool Venus would actually still be much harder to live on or terraform than Mars, because it has no water (in any phase).
If automated had always created as many jobs as it destroyed, we'd still have child labor, 80 hour work weeks and other such goodies from days of yore. If we lose more jobs, all we have to do is mandate a 30 hour work week or raise the working age to 18.
Northern California is not and never has been remotely desert-like. There are in fact huge forests around me. And this is where the drought has been severe and has caused a lot of forest fires.
The carbon dioxide is what freezes and unfreezes seasonally at the poles, not water. The water is always frozen.
The USA goes through the motions of attempting to pay Cuba, which rejects the money because the Cuban government doesn't recognize the legitimacy of the lease the USA signed with the old puppet dictatorship.
It couldn't be that police in some cities and neighborhoods are more racist than in others like yours? Nah, that's unthinkable.
Even if you can get the same job in Sacramento that you can get in Silicon Valley, it'll pay more in Silicon Valley because the cost of living is so much higher there. As long as the price of gas is low enough that people can buy a much higher standard of living by commuting 2 hours to their job every day from a cheaper area, some people will do that.
Then what's a better term for "people descended from people who were natives of North and South America in AD 1491, who had their land forcibly taken from them in European invasions from 1600 through 1900?"
First nations, like in Canada. Better conveys the distinct legal status and history.
The freedom to make tens of millions in ad revenue from other people's efforts.