Y’know, the simplest way to solve humanity’s problems is to end humanity. Although I’m not saying this solution is desirable, nor am I saying this solution should be pursued. It’s there if we need it. I guess.
What’s the cause for all this alarm? Well, where do you want me to start?
Most of humanity’s problems have incredibly complex solutions (other than the aforementioned), and the ones that have simple solutions are difficult to implement. There is no easy solution to global warming, or the evil of capitalism, or the fact that private tech companies have the ability to spy on us. We actually have overwhelming evidence that these things are issues, and it seems like nobody cares about them.
The climate in Seattle has gotten more extreme. The hot days have become unbearable, and it snows every winter. Hurricanes hit the East Coast of the US every year (a phenomenon caused when the Atlantic Ocean heats up in the late summer months, by the way). Large parts of California are on fire all summer. These are not normal things to be happening. Yet climate change deniers and perpetuators prevail. It snowed in Texas last year and people died or something? Yeah. Not normal.
People talk about democratic socialism or communism like they’re legitimate alternatives to capitalism, but these political ideologies are destined to fail because they require the perfect combination of criteria to succeed. The most important of which being: honesty and integrity from everyone involved. Humans are not always so. Any vision of an earthly utopia comes from naivete.
And yes, your mobile devices are always listening to you. You can’t speak to activate your Alexa if it’s not listening to you at all times. But what are you going to do about it? Put on a tin foil hat? No. There’s nothing you can do about it. Nothing. Your phone knows where you are (even without Location turned on) and it’s always listening.
Business practices are getting more malevolent, megacorporations are getting even bigger, and the common person is more than willing to contribute to it. Don’t get me started on Apple and their business policies. Steve Jobs was outspokenly unphilanthropic and is still lauded as one of the greatest humans to walk the earth. His evil lives on through his company.
There are unending wars in southeast Asia. Our president can’t speak and can barely stay awake. Chinese companies now own huge pockets of real estate in the States. Our future is looking fairly Chinese. And on top of all this, AI is expanding at an uncontrollable rate.
I’m going to stop. There are too many issues in the world for me to cover in a few blog posts. All we can do is wait and see what will happen.
Good night, and good luck.