Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies. Still, I believe that a movie could absolutely do a better job addressing the way technology can dehumanize us. I believe that because there is at least one movie that does do a better job of it: RoboCop.
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Lost and Found
Before and After
Power to the people!
Would the accessibility of a robot cat outweigh the fact that it wasn’t real?
Or at least trying.
Laid out the cards all wrong.
In his recent novel, Salman Rushdie shows how reinventing oneself is damned hard to pull off, even in New York.
It’s OK to be scared by scary things. Driving in the snow is one of them.
Early and often?
Rereading J.G. Ballard’s final novel about consumers who turn to absentminded fascism when shopping loses its appeal.
The overwhelming evidence against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ incessant, and intentional, deception is a compelling indictment against the church. Clearly, if Pope Francis is sincere in rebuilding trust among the lay faithful, he must gut the hierarchy after the summit. Maniscalco’s comments from 2002, tarnishes Blessed John Paul II’s legacy as pope, and casts a black cloud over Francis’ papacy. When did the pope know and when did he know it?
The show could resort to the expected obvious jokes when these characters meet the salt of the earth townsfolk of Schitt’s creek. But the surprise here is how the show manages to only skirt the cheap gags and predictable slapstick and reveals some heart beneath the trite veneer.
Disney is all frayed cultural glories.
Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
Days of remembrance, such as this anniversary of the Challenger disaster, remind us that along with the memories and thoughts of what we felt comes a responsibility to teach the past and the lessons from it. Not just for recording the events, but in explaining to those who didn’t live through them what it was like.
Instead of raising tax rates on high-income earners, a smarter way for progressives to raise taxes on higher-income earners would be to eliminate itemized deductions: tax breaks that allow primarily upper-middle and upper-income earners to write off various expenses.
A glorious interruption.
“Outlander” and The Husband Problem
Kelli Ward finally found a state wide office she could get elected to, having been sworn-in as the new GOP Chairwoman for the State of Arizona.
Part II: To the future and beyond!
Inside the insect mind.
If a great artist dies without ever showing the world their work, does the world have the right to see it now?
She beat him.
Buying physical copies had its benefits
A reccurrence of Feel the Bern? Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent Democratic socialist, Seeks 2020 Democratic Nomination for President. Reportedly.
People should not read “50 Shades of Grey”. I’m taking a firm stance on that.
It is, perhaps, the supreme irony of our time that when we have access to all the information in the world literally in the palm of our hand, humbug has become more powerful than ever.
With the 2020 presidential campaign heating up, and several of the big names starting to officially declare, the first batch of campaign videos to introduce the candidate are out. And that’s just the one’s who have announced…there are plenty more where that came from.
Dreaming of sunny days…