Tyler Cowen points the way toward sanity in this article in Bloomberg. It’s all too often we catastrophize things creating a scenario that oddly calls for no action on the very thing we’re railing against. It’s good to hear, every once in a while, a sober voice calling us to look at the real data.
Pop-Up Café In Tokyo Will Allow Severely Disabled to Work Using Robotic Avatars | Spoon & Tamago
— Read on www.spoon-tamago.com/2018/11/08/pop-up-cafe-in-tokyo-will-allow-severely-disabled-to-work-using-robotic-avatars/
Given all the doom and gloom around increased automation displacing large segments of the workforce, this is a feel-good story about how robotics can help members of society.
The state news agency Xinhua says the nameless presenter will help reduce news production costs.
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/technology-46136504
Yikes! This is just about as creepy a thing as I’ve seen in a long time.
An enormous amount of time is wasted in e-mail. In my experience, much of it is driven by people at work who see no issue with penning short e-mail questions that take them 10 seconds to craft and send but require the recipient to spend hours responding. I usually just ignore these.
The idea that D.C. has more psychopaths per square meter than any other place in America is something I can buy. It’s also the best reason I can think of to support smaller government.