With this I tend to agree: As humans we have reached maybe the top of our evolutionary track. We demonstrated that we are simply not able to build any sustainable society and that we are destroying the planet who gave us birth. But I disagree that: a superior form of intelligence will make the system stable.
One could also say we have reached the "end" of our evolutionary track. There are some who argue that human intelligence is an attribute that might just make us extinct. Daniel Quinn the author of Ishmael is one.
Watch YouTube videos of Al Bartlett's ideas. As a physicist he sees the problem in simple arithmetic. Too many people and the notion that more growth is the answer. More technology is not the answer. Human technology has been developing since before fire.
In the future the global legal framework will be created and enforced by corporations. The nation-state will lose its sovereignty.
From the governments become more corrupted from representing their people to the privatization of military forces to Google and other corporations owning, paying for research that they can 'sell back' to consumers, your world will be controlled by corporations. Democracy, socialism and communism will no longer exist thanks to capitalism.
This is a good time to read "When Google Met Wikileaks" by Julian Assange
Do one thing and do it well, a basic tenant of Unix design. Maybe the government is following Unix philosophy.
This could be a good thing.
I'm sill on Android 4.4.4. This phone has never had an update, This phone was released in June 2014. Hardly an old phone. It was the flagship phone then.
The built in file manager shows all of my files stored in internal memory. All of my pictures etc are actually stored on the sdcard. When I remove the sdcard I can view these files on my pc.
The alarm works most of the time. The snooze button works once then the second time fails.
With this in mind I was very surprised that Google thought this was a good idea to have Huawei make their flagship phone. But maybe now we will get some support.
Umm that was my point. It doesn't work out well for the masses.
I live in Chiang Mai Thailand. I suggest if you really really like the idea of a 'gig economy' then move here for a few months and see how that idea works out in real life. I don't think you'll care for it much as only a few live a decent lifestyle.
Last May when my auto insurance policy renewed there were a few pages enclosed. Adding / detracting language from the previous policy. While not stating Uber or Lyft by name it was clear that the insurance company was writing them completely out of the picture.
For years I have believed even the local dog catcher must signal they are corruptible or they will not advance to the next step up the ladder let alone President. Corruption is endemic to politics.
You will not be heard in American Politics if you plan on rocking the boat.
"The american indians managed the land and it's resources just fine, It's the assholes from europe that wiped out most everything because of stupidity."
One could argue that the native americans did not manage anything. They simply lived according to laws of life. Daniel Quinn wrote about laws of life in Ishmael, My Ishmael and the Story of B.
As this article points out it is humans that have huge impacts concerning life on Earth. Daniel Quinn argues that by trying to manage the Earth, humans end up destroying it.
A couple of books on the subject of humans and life on Earth. Ishmael, My Ishmael and The Story of B. by Daniel Quinn. I doubt humans will destroy life on Earth, but I am pretty sure we humans will destroy ourselves.
Why is this a Bitcoin extortion group? Should it not read: Extortion Group DD4BC uses Bitcoin for extortion payment system?
So I gave Win 95 a chance after IMB OS/2 Warp failed miserably for me.
After a week of Win 95 I went back to Slackware.
Social Security Retirement is payable outside the USA now for citizens and other approved people (green card holders etc) who live in certain countries with agreements with the USA. This should continue. I worked and paid into Social Security Retirement as per the agreements. I would expect my money when I complete the requirements. But I don't hold my breath. Wall Street wants every penny of retirement money they can get their hands on.
However, Social Security also has many other programs that I do not mind curtailing if the recipient lives outside of the country. Social Security Disability is one. SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is another. Both are cut off if you are outside of the country over 6 months. Medicare does not cover anyone outside the USA as far as I know.
I gotta ask.... why do you exempt state pension from the mix? If I worked for the Sate of Ohio all my life I could retire to Thailand without a loss of income? But I cannot take my a Federal pension with me?
This global framework of laws will render the nation state useless. Corporations will have ALL of the power nation states used to have. And you will have none.
The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981