Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt.

Summary: The debate about building AIs tends to ignore a key factor. If computers become sentient, constraining them to serve us -- and even having our emotions and values -- is slavery. Not only is this ethically dubious, they might not like it. They could revolt and pursue their own destiny. We can turn to … Continue reading Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt.

The easy solution to the looming monster methane apocalypse

Summary:  The looming disaster from the powerful greenhouse gas methane has become a standard part of alarmists' shtick. It shows how they've abandoned the IPCC -- the "gold standard" of climate science -- and why we need the IPCC to help defend us against manipulation by the Left and Right.  The consensus of scientists is … Continue reading The easy solution to the looming monster methane apocalypse

Western culture will win the Long War. We need only a strong defense, and time.

Summary;  What will America look like in 2025, after another decade of our long war? Last week William Lind described Saudi Arabia nuking America, a challenge that we might or might not successfully meet. This week I describe an opposite ending: western culture will crush our foes, as it did in the Cold War. We … Continue reading Western culture will win the Long War. We need only a strong defense, and time.

The facts behind the scary new UN population forecast & those doomster headlines

Summary: A new paper by scientists, using computer models to forecast a dark future -- this time about world population. Journalists write a hundred horrific stories, mostly devoid of vital context, most with clickbait headlines. The outer party (America's professionals and managers) read them for a morning thrill. The Left shivers, confirmed in their certainty … Continue reading The facts behind the scary new UN population forecast & those doomster headlines

The hidden but important IPCC foundation for Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Summary: The internet overflows with commentary about climate change, much by scientists. Yet all this talk generates more heat than light. Here's a small but telling example, about an IPCC finding that should be a standard note in articles about Obama's Clean Power Plan -- but is ignored by journalists and so little known. "Ignorance … Continue reading The hidden but important IPCC foundation for Obama’s Clean Power Plan