President Trump’s “Reality”: How did we go from arguably the best president of the last 50 years to arguably the worst human being to ever run for high office in American history becoming Mr. President?

(Photo YouTube)How did we go from arguably the best president of the last 50 years to arguably the worst human being to ever run for high office in American history becoming Mr. President?God only knows.Be that as it may, I don’t believe that events are as explicable as some people believe. In my experience reality is too hard to manipulate to make it fit any narrative or simple explanation... That said the way we get information these days is closing not opening doors. I think we h … [Read more...]

Google Proves that “Gun Control” is Hotter than “Gun Shops” — A Sign of Hope?

As Alexandra Ma notes in "Americans Are Googling 'Gun Control' Instead Of 'Gun Shop'" (Huffington Post) Google just released fascinating data on how Search users reacted to the racist violence on June 17 in SC. Its newly revamped Trends tool has a rundown of the topics people searched after the tragedy.  The data shows that searches for "gun control" surpassed those for "gun shop" across the United States. This is something new.Searches for "gun shop" are usually more popular than "gun cont … [Read more...]

Computers, Children and You

Tech companies are targeting children from birth. Long before children can encounter the silences and subtleties the world offers we are handing them to the tech gods by accepting the message that mediated reality is good for children. Industry opinion on the issue of exposing children to a media/tech "reality" should carry about the same weight as studies by the oil conglomerates “proving” that there’s no such thing as global warming.For now it’s up to parents and grandparents to do what is … [Read more...]