Future Shock is Now

Alvin Toffler died last week. Who was Alvin Toffler you may ask? He wrote a book in 1970 called Future Shock. It was one of those books that seemed pretty far-fetched at the time but has largely come true. 1970 was the year after we landed Americans on the moon, when IBM introduced the first … Continue reading Future Shock is Now

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Reason Rally: Reasonable?

Gad Saad tweeted today that the Reason Rally has a code of conduct that prohibits "speaking against religion". This, I thought, seems unreasonable, so I did a quick Google search and found┬áthe text of their Code of Conduct. Read it for yourself. To me it smacks of a great deal of the opposition to free … Continue reading Reason Rally: Reasonable?

The Long Goodbye

In the 1940s we were embroiled in a world war fighting against cultures and nations that were fueled by ideologies that were anything but open, humanitarian or free. Japan was in the throes of a theologically based monarchy supported by an authoritarian military class. Germany had been consumed by Nazi ideology drunk on world superiority … Continue reading The Long Goodbye