technology

Neuralink, and the end of humanity

Neuralink is a company created by Elon Musk that aims to make brain-machine interfaces. They just released a presentation detailing their progress so far, and it looks like they've come quite far ahead. Human trials are planned for next year, 2020. The idea is to implant thousands of tiny electrodes (thinner than a Read more [...]

Americans are poorer today than they were 60 years ago

Not just Americans, actually, but people all throughout the West. You used to be able to afford to pay for a family with 3-5 kids on one income and still be middle class. Now, both parents have to work, and even with only 2 kids they barely end up in the middle class, burdened by debt for their entire lives, living well outside their means until they retire. If they get to retire. In the 1910's, a teenager used to be able to work for 3 months over the summer and pay for an entire year of tuition at a private college. Now, that's a laughable proposition... Read more [...]

Apple makes overpriced junk, and you shouldn’t buy it

It didn't used to be that way. Apple has charged more than competitors for a long time, but it used to provide better products, too. I bought my first MacBook 12 years ago, back when macOS used to be called OS X. It was going to go with me to college, and after using a Windows desktop for 5 years prior, there was a Read more [...]

Is new technology still improving our lives?

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. At its most basic level, it's a labor saving device. The wheel, irrigation, plumbing, surgery. All of these things have saved us time and improved our lives. But lately, I'm not really seeing recent technological improvements making things better. Let's look at smartphones, Read more [...]

There’s something wrong about the Elon Musk narrative…

I've been a fan of Elon Musk for some time now. Why not, right? He builds spaceships and wants to colonize Mars, he builds electric cars that are green and great for the Earth, he wants to build a hyperloop, and so on.

If you go on YouTube and look at the comments on Elon Musk videos, or look at social media, or talk Read more [...]