Why I Am All For Drones (Hint: I can spy on my neighbor’s wife through her bathroom skylight!)

 I’ve always wanted to spy on my neighbors. Now I can. When drones piloted from "over the horizon" become as ubiquitous as iPads and smartphones and as idiot-proof as using email, then not only Google will be able to look into my neighbor’s back yard. I’ll be able to video them through their bathroom skylight instead of just fantasizing about my neighbor’s wife.Amazon wants to use drones to deliver stuff to us. So the skies will be full.No one will notice one more drone out of mi … [Read more...]

Why Are Muslim Countries and the Southern Evangelical USA Bible Belt the #1 PORN Users?

The Muslim country (Pakistan), which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block "offensive" and "blasphemous" material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material. Meanwhile IN THE USA- the Southern Bible Belt (Garter Belt?) is the #1 PORN  user in the USA. Birds of a feather..?...According to Google surveys and Gallup Polls, Southern evangelicals in the USA and conservative Muslims--in places like Pakistan and Iran and Saudi Arabia --stand united in th … [Read more...]

The War on Traditional Notions of Narrative, Order and Beauty Has Failed

The war on traditional notions of narrative, order and beauty has failed. Representational, story-driven movies are embraced by most people, rather than the installation and performance art favored by big galleries and institutions like Tate Modern. The Whitney Biennial (an exhibition of contemporary American art) is often dispiriting to all but a few critics, curators and art students. (Why do curators write longer and longer explanations of the art in their shows in direct proportion to less … [Read more...]

Google, Microsoft and Facebook Are More of a Threat to Privacy Than the US Government

It’s amazing that there are naive people who worry about government intrusion into our privacy when we already gave away our civil rights to the billionaires in Silicon Valley. The NSA is taking note of our calls and emails, but anyone – me included! -- who uses the internet and social media has already sold out our privacy rights to the trillion dollar multinational companies now dominating our lives and – literally – buying and selling us.The NSA isn’t our biggest worry when it comes to who … [Read more...]

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs– Selfish or Just Stupid?

Are the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs selfish, stupid or just too young and uneducated about history, culture and politics to care about the real world? So asks The New Yorker in a very important article. In, "CHANGE THE WORLD: Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics"  George Packer, writes in The New Yorker, (May 27, 2013The industry’s splendid isolation inspires cognitive dissonance, for it’s an article of faith in Silicon Valley that the technology indu … [Read more...]


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