Speak for yourself, chump.
hell I'm still waiting to get a decent winter out of this so-called global warming a promised 'singularity' ain't even on my radar! And don't even get me started on the flying cars!
Then why do the more socialist countries have a lower gini coefficient (i.e; lower income inequality) than the united states?
Sort by Gini coefficient in these tables to see where the U.S. sits in the list of countries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
Socialist Canada which has socialist health care has significantly less income inequality than the U.S. for example.
So I'm not buying into your Randian explanation. It doesn't fit the facts.
The second law of thermodynamics tells us that although you may be able to run long and hard for some time in the end there will be an end to it all. From that perspective I'm not really sure it's going to make any difference whether homo-sapiens (or their descendents) die off before our sun or not.
Oh - I know that your genetic programming CONvinces you that there's always 'hope' and that 'we're just so great' but let's not forget it's a blind maniacal force driving forward with no wisdom or intelligence behind it whatsoever so of course it will be irrational.
"In the face of all odds" is cute and romantic and all that fuzzy shit but when the heat death of the universe is considered to be more of a sure thing than gravity it's trite and quite useless, really.
I find the 'big government bad' argument doesn't stand up to the fact that you have countries with even bigger (per capita) and more pervasive governments where inequality is less profound thant in the U.S.
I personally think that it's not the size that matters so much as what you do with it that makes or breaks the people.
Praying at the altar of the marketplace again, are we?
I personally don't see any wisdom in that but you go right ahead it it helps you to sleep at night.
Yes it's pretty bad but.... do we have any other option?
Would going governmentless solve the problem, do you suppose?
The market can't possibly provide for the public good since its' mandate is profit at all costs including the sacrificing of the public good for its' own purpose.
Sure go right ahead - keep imagining how the machines will be built.
Next thing you know it's Skynet.
Oh noes - not a call for PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!! Say it isn't so, mister!
"There's gonna be a meter
on your bed
that will disclose
what everybody knows"
- L. Cohen 1988
Yeah well that was written before the Queen was thrown out of the airlock, okay?
"There isn't any software! Only different internal states of hardware. It's all hardware! It's a shame programmers don't grok that better."
Why do you assume we ever did, you insensitive clod!?!
Well if you're a whackjob that believes in 'a destiny of sorts' then my rationale will never make it through your selfish shield of emotional appeal will it?
Fact of the matter is we're all born to die due to a runaway genetic program that, due to the second law of thermodynamics, is clearly a dead end road. It doesn't care about you and uses you only for it's insanely dead-end process of creating more robot producing genetic robots to no real purpose. Through programmed death it discards us as only so much used-up tissue paper so why should we have any more respect or reverence for it than it has for us? We toil and labour under the guaranteed threat of our own demise and for what? This insane loop that seeks to preserve itself in a perpetual birth, life, and death process that will, ultimately, in the heat death of the universe, amount to nothing anyway except for maybe all of the suffering it laid waste to along the way?
You can unthinkingly promote the subjucation of those who never needed to be subject to it in the first place if you like. I personally think a short circuiting of the entire process is far more (and pre-emptively) compassionate. That is all.