There's a new push now to deliberately trash cash in order to give governments greater control over people's economic lives by forcing them to use digital payments that can be more easily controlled and monitored.
Scenes from an actual Title IX hearing last week: "It took about nine hours, there were 14 witnesses... So they allowed the complainant to make all sorts of outrageous statements. They allowed her to make statements like 'I heard from so many of my friends that he's done this to other people.' Things that in a real courtroom would compromise a jury, but here it didn't. You had three panel... View details ⇨
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Tying the election results of Brexit, Donald Trump, and Italy together is a profound sense of alienation of the electorate from their respective governing elites. Vast chunks of the populace in these three countries see their governments as, at best, inept, and, at worst, venal. They feel that no matter who wins, be it center-left or center-right, "nothing ever changes."
California has a pretrial detention rate higher than many other states. This comes at a high cost both to the counties and to the prisoners, who have merely been charged with a crime and not convicted.
As real-life artificial intelligence develops, we will see a lot of debate over whether treating humanoid machines like machines is somehow inhumane, either because it violates the rights of robots or it produces moral hazards in humans who participate.
Perhaps we can learn something from Westworld where the ones treating robots like robots seem the most capable of separating reality from... View details ⇨