Trump, not Sanders, is the revolutionary

Summary:  Journalists and political gurus dismiss Sanders as a wannabe revolutionary while focusing on the minutia of the GOP presidential horse-race. That's wrong. Trump is a revolutionary, and only seeing the big picture reveals why. Even if he fails (as he probably will), others will travel the trail he blazed. "Although Nero's death had at … Continue reading Trump, not Sanders, is the revolutionary

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A New America arises, perhaps with Trump as its first leader

Summary: Updates on two predictions I've made, each a window into the New America now arising on the ruins of the old. What horrific attacks has China made on America with the information hacked from the government's files? When will the Donald flame out, leaving the Presidential campaign safely in the hands of stuffed shirts … Continue reading A New America arises, perhaps with Trump as its first leader

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 Donald Trump revolution, dismissed as all revolts are in the beginning

Summary: Donald Trump's assumption of leadership of the right wing of American politics, and perhaps of the Republican Party, marks a milestone in our history. Even if he burns out, we see in him the outlines of a greater leader to follow. Meanwhile the machinery of Republic lies unused, as we tell ourselves there is … Continue reading The Donald Trump revolution, dismissed as all revolts are in the beginning

Samuel Adams started the Revolution because he didn’t have Twitter

Summary: We don't eat kippers for breakfast because Samuel Adams didn't have the temptation of running the Revolution by Twitter instead by snail mail. Social media are a powerful tool for organizations, but no substitute for them. The delusion of a self-organizing crowd appeals to people seeking easy low-commitment ways to reform America. Perhaps repeated … Continue reading Samuel Adams started the Revolution because he didn’t have Twitter

Women have won the gender revolution

Summary: This post on our series about the gender roles revolution looks at the result of the social and tech trends -- women have won. They now have a competitive superiority in a wide range of factors, which is bringing them to dominance in US society. Changes take time to upset existing hierarchies, but the … Continue reading Women have won the gender revolution

Guides to help us during the revolution in gender roles

Summary: We are living in revolution of gender roles, one of history's strangest long wars. Here are some books to guide us through a world where fundamental rules of life change, then change again. We can get through this if we pool our insights and knowledge. This family isn't our future, although we might have … Continue reading Guides to help us during the revolution in gender roles