Reluctant recognition that sexbots are coming

Summary: Slowly, reluctantly the media -- educated, prosperous, liberal -- begin to grapple with the coming sexbot revolution. Perhaps this recognition is sparked by the holobot seen in Blade Runner 2048 --non-corporal, and so non-threatening (and hence respectable) in Hollywood. As seen in this article from "Wired", they see it coming but remain stuck on denial. … Continue reading Reluctant recognition that sexbots are coming

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Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Summary: Here is a wonderfully revealing clip from Wonder Woman about the oppression of woman. Audiences laughed! It is, however, quite mad. Let's turn the clock back to 1918. We'll know more about 2017 when we are done, and we will have a key to the political reform of America. Hollywood provides a mirror in … Continue reading Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Looking behind Boy Scouts’ decision to admit girls

Summary: The Boy Scouts have decided to allow girls into their core programs. Let's look at this decision, how it was made, the possible effects, and the vital context. It's modern America in a nutshell.   Boy Scouts of America admits girls into their core programs.   Attempting to boost their sagging numbers and reduce … Continue reading Looking behind Boy Scouts’ decision to admit girls

A subtle cause of the gender gap in STEM jobs

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Summary: Oceans of inks have been spilled about the gender gap. Few mention research about its causes, the trends leading to its closure, and how they will eventually put women on top. Here is a new paper about the subtle causes of the gap -- and pointing to a very different future for society. "High … Continue reading A subtle cause of the gender gap in STEM jobs