Monthly Archives: May 2016

Reviving Economic Growth

It seems to me…. “Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of General AI

It seems to me…. “We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” ~ Vernor Vinge[1]. I have frequently stated my belief that development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable; that humans … Continue reading

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Compensating for Technological Unemployment

It seems to me…. “Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed.” ~ Edward Heath[1]. While there are many factors effecting how we live, work, and the quality of our lives, the dominant variable has become the rapidity with … Continue reading

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A Helping Hand

It seems to me…. “Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being … Continue reading

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Education’s Financial Benefit

It seems to me…. “It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.” ~ James E. Rogers[1]. Today, in 2016, a college degree is equivalent to what a high … Continue reading

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