Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Man Who Intentionally Divided Nation For Eight Years Calls For Unity
“URBANA, IL—In a moving speech delivered Friday, President Barack Obama called for the nation to turn from fear, anger, and resentment, despite having stoked these emotions at every opportunity during his time in office.
The man who had carefully stoked divisions and pushed identity politics for a full eight years called the nation to turn away from divisive ‘politics of resentment’ and instead be loving and inclusive. ‘Common ground exists, I have seen it, I have lived it,’ he said, though his presidency was spent turning people on each other and encouraging a culture of victimhood and resentment.”
Konrad: Media and the Rise of Homosexuality
“An admission about homosexual influences, by a famous documentary, does much to explain society today. […] . . . within a generation, homosexuality became accepted, and today it is celebrated, almost as desirable and heroic. This would have been unthinkable, even in the 1960s. I have also noticed older people, whom I have known for decades, change their attitudes. In the 1960s, they would have been one of those Americans who saw homosexuality as disgusting. Now, they are ‘tolerant.’ The brainwashing seems to have worked retroactively.”
Weston: Robots could become radicalised and commit MASS MURDER if they are badly coded, warns professor
“Professor of electrical and computer engineering Subhash Kak from Oklahoma University believes robots could become mass murderers if they are not wired correctly. Although the danger does not exist with the current technology, Dr Kak believes future technical malfunctions could put thousands of peoples’ lives at risk. Earlier this year he issued another chilling warning saying that the machine takeover will lead mankind into a ‘hellish dystopia’. […] The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk who heads up SpaceX, Tesla and the Boring company has also warned about the dangers of AI. He said they were ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ and has also compared developing AI to ‘summoning the demon’.”