Having grown up immersed in a combo of (often) dystopic sci-fi and laughably bad “end times” views of Bible prophecy, I was once a very bold pessimist when it came to the long-term prospects for technology in particular and the future of humanity in general here on God’s green earth. Ironically, it was the “Christian” Left Behind-style worldview that offered the most […]
China has announced plans to construct an all-robot manufacturing plant. And this scares some people. There are good reasons for healthy concern (not to be confused with fear). A whole lotta folks and families are about to have their economic worlds – and overall worldviews – fundamentally rocked. They’re going to learn the hard way that the “reality” […]
I can remember living in Seattle just over a decade ago, right before the world was scheduled to end by way of another colossal Microsoft screw-up. Maybe all the techno-apocalyptic hubbub was just another marketing ploy concocted for the likes of Hal Lindsey and Pat Robertson, or maybe it was all a part of prepping the world for Vista. We may never know, but, whatever the case on the Y2K front, Seattle in 1999 definitely was an interesting place to be.
The political sea was churning.
The world was watching.
Progress was in the air.