Sam Staley | Monday April 9, 2018 at 1:56 PM PDT | Comments Off on Review: Ready Player One Entertains Using Fear of Tech Oligarchy
Ready Player One seems destined to become another Steven Spielberg classic, serving up a movie that appeals to a wide range of audiences with a solid story, well-crafted characters and engaging adventure from beginning to end. Along the way, viewers also get a good dose of ethics, with an emphasis on empowering the individual...
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Lawrence McQuillan | Friday April 3, 2015 at 4:28 PM PDT | Comments Off on Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak on Humans Becoming Gods, Pets, or Ants
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc., spoke recently with the Australian Financial Review. In a wide-ranging interview, Wozniak offered his thoughts on the future relationship between man and computer. “Computers are going to take over from humans, no question,” Wozniak said. He now foresees a time when computers will mimic human consciousness, a potentially...
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Tags: Apple Computer, artificial intelligence, Dystopia, Innovation, Intelligence, Moore's Law, quantum computers, Science, Steve Wozniak, Technology
Sam Staley | Friday November 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM PDT | Comments Off on Interstellar Liberty and the Foibles of Progressivism
Spoiler Alert: This blog post may contain clues to key plot points in the 2014 film Interstellar. One of the cornerstones of progressive political thought is that experts should be put in charge of public policy, using “scientific” management and “evidence-based” policy analysis to determine and implement social policy. Few areas of policy have...
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Aaron Tao | Thursday September 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM PDT | Comments Off on The Giver’s Dystopia: Total Equality and No Humanity
In this utopian Community, people strive to maintain “Sameness” where everyone and everything is equal and same. But the reader quickly perceives something is wrong with this supposedly perfect society.
Tags: Book Review, Books, Censorship, children, Civil Society, Dystopia, equality, Inequality, liberalism, Liberty, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, The State, Youth