Also hand out candy to kids, accompanied by my friendly hellhound, plus atmospheric music and lights.
...to help pay for the heath and retirement benefits of union employees who already retired at 55.
...are on par with Barack Obama, which is to say non-existent.
But at least they're better than Yasser Arafat or Le Duc Tho.
I.e., the idea of the entire universe as constituting some sort of universal computational substrate.
The idea is probably wrong, mainly because every "my conception of the fundamental nature of the universe based on just discovered science" is wrong, due to the time-bound nature of our perceptions.
But no, you just keep quoting that 90% figure from the Institute for Numbers I Pulled Out of My Ass...
That depends on one question: Can we replace them with illegal aliens?
Because the political establishment, along with business interests, have decided that a permanent underclass of illegal alien workers is just fine with them. This in turn has depressed the wages on labor-intensive jobs while making welfare a more attractive option than work for many.
The unwillingness to enforce border controls has probably cost more Americans jobs in the last 20 years than any technological advance.
...on my PowerPC 620...
They wouldn't fit in the culture of insular, ultra-liberal, upper class Manhattanites that define The New York Times.
Indeed, the only attribute that engineers as a group share with NYT staffers is that they're both extremely white.
Some 7,000 of them, actually, the vast majority hardback first editions. And I'm an SF writer myself.
So I'm a little off the standard deviation.
While Pohl did frequently collaborate with C. M. Kornbluth, "The Marching Morons" is by Kornbluth alone.
I don't think we've seen this many giants in the field all pass away the same year before.
If no one else has mentioned it, read Pohl's story "Tunnel Under the World," which is still a great work.
With the way national governments keep piling up debt, it's unreasonable to assume any of those governments will be funding space exploration in 2030.
"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."