The Other AI….oh my! In Dr. Hawking’s posthumously released book, he suggests Artificial Intelligence (AI) be designed to act in a benevolent fashion. To suggest this science be more like Clark Kent and less like Lex Luthor seems a bit Utopian, but he was a smart guy, so maybe he saw something I don’t. I… Continue reading The Other AI…oh my!
The Abyss … aka … the Aisle It is not only greedy corporate types and normal people who are opposed to policy solutions, it is elected officials. Without policy differences (for lack of a simpler definition), it’s not a ballgame. It would be like going to baseball game where only one team shows up and… Continue reading The Abyss…aka…The Aisle
An Example – Marriage for Anyone One of the perennial issues is gay marriage. In fact before the 2020 election, I had people tell me they were very concerned a Republican sweep of Congress would result in a law change disallowing gay marriage. I had never heard that but fake news and fear mongering is… Continue reading Marriage For Anyone
Wait, What Web? Part of the problem with policy changes are the winners and losers. When everybody works, society benefits. People work and while society is still paying for these folks, we are getting something in return. It has intangible benefits as well. If nothing else, it makes working people feel a bit better about… Continue reading Wait, What Web?
Public Policy Extortion […the tangle web we weave….is delayed] Governor Noem vetoed the Trans Women in Sports Bill. She can use semantics and say she didn’t veto it, but the result is the same. If the Legislature rewrites the bill as instructed (by her), it is ineffectual. The little bit I’ve read about this issue… Continue reading Public Policy Extortion
Stop the Free Stuff How do we stop giving money away? Seems simple when you write it down, but like most policy, the devil’s in the details. Operationally it will take some time to implement, but if the will is there, we have the expertise to get it done. A detailed operational plan would depend… Continue reading Stop The Free Stuff
Work or Stagnate! Why do we pay people NOT to work? When did this become a thing and how do I sign up? Just kidding about the signing up part, well maybe, how much are “they” going to pay me and what do I get? First, who is the “they”? That is EVERYBODY who works,… Continue reading Work Or Stagnate
We are Doomed! The optimist in me says there is still time but the realist in me scoffs at such a pollyannish view. I vacillate but hold hope there are enough people paying attention for constructive change to occur. The effort of this blog is to illuminate some of the issues and offer some ideas… Continue reading We Are Doomed