Tag: Future

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Clever title, isn’t it? Of course, I’m not a doctor nor a medicine woman, and over the last few weeks I’ve learned how inept I am at diagnosing just about anything.

Some of you might have read my post about going to the emergency room on April 12. It was a very unpleasant experience. And generated unacknowledged fear on my part, given the further tests I would need to endure. So this is what the last couple of weeks have revealed.

Round #1

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Genuine Patriots of the Future

 

But then, in the eyes of the Left, a nation of free citizens, equal before the law and not necessarily equal in much of anything else save opportunity, does not much look like the America that “fundamental transformation” is intended to bring about. By their lights, they are patriots, just not “American” patriots. They are patriots of America of the Future. The country they hope to bring into being will be still be called “America,” it just won’t be America.
— Michael Walsh, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace

 The Left will never be satisfied. They think they are working toward a future goal of equality for all, perfected human beings and flawless institutions. Their problem is that as long as flawed human beings are in charge, nothing will ever be perfect—including the Left and their aspirations. But that truth can’t penetrate their demands to transform the country.

The Left doesn’t realize that part of the beauty of human nature is our vulnerability and imperfection. It is out of those states that we strive to improve the world, not from a socialist, totalitarian doctrine that demands our compliance. Our unpredictability, which can be awkward on a day-to-day basis, leaves room for creativity, exploration, and dynamism. When we allow people to thrive and invent and experiment, they grow as individuals and we grow as a country.

Young people and commentary about them tend to focus a lot on the present. But what will the future that Millennials and younger generations inherit actually look like? Jack enlists R Street Institute Technology and Innovation Resident Fellow Caleb Watney to return to the podcast for some big-picture thinking about what the future might hold.

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When we hear so many stories about people who are isolated, lonely, abandoned and lost, I wonder at the same time how other folks somehow freed themselves from that life. Were they guided by a teacher, family member, friend or colleague who saw they were in trouble and helped them make better choices? Then I […]

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July 17, 2019 AP Reports are coming out of Central American and Southern Mexico that a new caravan has formed and is starting to move north. Latino and Hispanic NGO agencies in the US, Mexico and Central America are rushing representatives to area. A large team of lawyers has chartered several large commercial airliners and […]

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News is pouring in from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). What has caught the interest of Ricochet’s tech junkies? All my links below are to YouTube videos. After enjoying many technology conferences over the years, I have developed a rule of thirds to temper my enthusiasm. A third of what is shown might actually […]

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Recently @She wrote a post Group Writing: For the Birds involving the Audubon Society’s Christmas bird count. I am a bird enthusiast and love all things birds. I support more bird charities and foundations than is good for my financial health and am fascinated by these wonderful creatures, the efforts to preserve and in some cases […]

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I can certainly appreciate the desire to talk out our current state of affairs but I’m here to tell you, this recent fad of crazy retirement home escapees running for president is but a miserable fog cloaking a significant shift in American politics. What is this foggy shift? I think I might have an answer but I want […]

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Unless you’re a gamer, you probably have not heard of Horizon Zero Dawn. Guerrilla Games’ upcoming product for the Playstation 4 console, the story is set a thousand years into the future and proceeds from a fascinating premise. Typically, science fiction involving “the rise of the machines” — domination of humanity by independent AI (use whatever […]

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Celebrating or mourning Iowa? Here’s some historical perspective. If 2016 is like 1976, Ted Cruz is our nominee. Preview Open

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It’s two months until the election, and I get the distinct feeling no one is up for it. Even if the Republicans take the Senate, which still seems more likely than not, it won’t be an Earth-shattering change to the status quo. 2016 will perhaps be more energetic, but as things stand now, the Democrats […]

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Xerox started the 5th Grade this morning. One of his classes is entitled 21st Century Technology. Obviously our school system is trying to reassure me that they are preparing my child, starting today, with all the technological skills he’ll need for the next 86 years. What would it have looked like had my grandfather’s generation […]

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I’ve only just begun to peruse “The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices”, a book about MIT innovators recommended to me by other Ricochetti. And already my imagination is spinning with theoretical questions about future technologies. Chief among them: Is there any limit to what actions can be automated? What is 152 x 483? No need to “do […]

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