With the increasingly volatile situation in the US, the escalating showdown between the US and China, and the increasingly alarming reports on pollution and the environment, let’s do some crystal ball gazing.Continue reading “Crystal ball gazing”
I read a twitter thread last week from a journalist from the Capital Gazette. You know, one of the people chosen as Time’s persons of the year. His colleagues were shot in a mass shooting this past summer.
Much as I’d like to see the silver lining there, Trump is still calling the press a public enemy. The Saudi prince who had another person of the year strangled and sawed into pieces has received only frowns at the G20 top, and Brazil elected a potential dictator.
All this got me thinking about the dangers of our belief in happy endings.Continue reading “Happy endings”
California and several other US states are currently trying to create new net neutrality rules since the FCC abolished the ones put in place on the US federal level. What the heck is net neutrality? And why do we even need it?
Mark Zuckerberg caused a row last week about, because in an interview about censorship and fake news, he said he does not wish to remove holocaust-deniers from Facebook. It’s almost funny that the man who gave rise to the biggest social platform in the world, isn’t very socially versatile himself. Funny, if the issue at hand wasn’t so important.
Over the past few weeks, US President Trump — and by extension the US — has shown a truly ugly side of itself. So, what does the future bring? Let’s do some crystal ball gazing.