“Once more, let me remind you what fascism is. I need not wear a brown shirt or a green shirt. Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.” – Tommy Douglas
Today, Boston Dynamics’ quest for commercialization continues with the announcement of a second commercial robot, “Stretch,” a box-moving bot designed to meet the demands of warehouses and distribution centers. (Video.) I think this is neat, but I also think the more advancement they and others do, the more a need grows for UBI. We are eventually going to eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs.
@marinadove_: Big Bird has forward facing eyes suggesting he is a predator.
@mwiyas: The notion that future is a commons, and one that is best cared for in the present is both fantastically thrilling and nerve wracking. Stewardship of the future is one of those things that’s non-deferrable. You carry the yoke, now, today. You build it now, today. Thrilling because each days efforts compound. Eventually leading to a better future. Nerve wracking because deferring progress also compounds; building a inactivity debt that requires a lot more effort to undo before any progress can be achieved. Everything compounds.
The medlar … or “open-arse” … fruit, only edible when rotten.
It is insane to me that a state legislator can be arrested for “felony obstruction” by “knowingly and intentionally did by knocking the governor’s door during session of singing a bill.” [sic] Rep. Park Cannon knocked on Gov. Kemp’s door while he was signing the racist travesty of a voting restrictions bill. That is not any sort of crime, let alone a felonious one.
Lord of the Rings‘ publisher is now owned by News Corp.. Oh, joy.
Key & Peele: You Can’t Fight a Guy with a Baby.