A look at sexbots, prototypes of a radically different future for society

Sexbot Science

Summary: Sexbots are coming. Here is an introduction to prototypes of the first mass-market models, which will hit society in ten or twenty years with catastrophic effect.   "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run." — Attributed to Roy Charles Amara, paraphrased by … Continue reading A look at sexbots, prototypes of a radically different future for society

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Will today’s young men marry? America’s future depends which of these answers is right.

Summary: In Will young men break America’s family structure? I asked a question which the comments suggest was too disturbing for many readers. Will most of today's young men marry, as did previous generations? If not, our society will drastically change. Here are the answers readers gave. Will the young men now in high school and … Continue reading Will today’s young men marry? America’s future depends which of these answers is right.

Men are abandoning the rat race, & changing American society

Summary:  America is changing in ways not easy to see. One is the exodus of men from the labor force, changing both our economy and society. Today's post looks at the facts. Tomorrow's gives a shocking explanation, different than the ideologically pleasing stories given by Left and Right. "Work is the grand cure of all … Continue reading Men are abandoning the rat race, & changing American society

Men are “going Galt”. Marriage is dying. Will society survive?

Summary: Gender roles are changing at a rate not seen since the invention of agriculture. Marriage, the institution most affected, must also change or wither away. Here are reports with facts about marriage today and speculation about their meaning. All we know is that the future of marriage will be different than what we think … Continue reading Men are “going Galt”. Marriage is dying. Will society survive?

The Economist proclaims that men are “The Weaker Sex”

Summary: A trend goes mainstream when it appears on the cover of the major weekly news magazines. So it is with the end of men. It's a trend long in the making, now visible to all who care to see. But seeing the past tells us little about the future. What's the effect of this … Continue reading The Economist proclaims that men are “The Weaker Sex”

Women are moving on top of men in America

Summary:  Long-time readers have seen some stunning but accurate predictions during the past 7 years. The secret to this track record: predicting things that have already happened, but that our preconceptions prevent us from seeing. Here's another.  {1st of 2 posts today.}   Contents See the future by looking at the present. Women as leaders. … Continue reading Women are moving on top of men in America

Taylor Swift shows us love in the 21st century

Summary: We spend too much time seeing the world as abstractions. As polls, statistics, satellite photos, arrows on maps -- dry and lifeless data. Here we also show culture in motion by our popular art. It gives us a living mirror to see who we are in real time. Today Taylor Swift explains how women … Continue reading Taylor Swift shows us love in the 21st century