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Computers are taking our jobs – again

There’s been a lot of chatter in the media recently about AI (Artificial Intelligence), mechanisation, and driverless cars taking all our jobs. I’ve heard this before in the 80’s but it didn’t happen. Why?   There is new evidence everyday that human labour is just not necessary anymore. Adidas has created its first fully mechanised shoe factory in Germany. Driverless …

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Cybertopia – what the world will become

Cybertopia is a brilliant look at the world silicon valley wants to make. Burning man mixed with hippies and then a bit of Ayn Rand. What??? Yes they can do it because they have billions and billions of dollars. Or are Bitcoins better. You judge.

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Contented progress (wellbeing)

I want to propose an idea that can make us contented (happy), imaginative, and progressive. Some may say contentment with what we have, and imaginative progress, are not contradictory. But how could we possibly be happy with what we have and still want to imagine and create a better future? I believe we can solve this contradiction by harnessing time …

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Sleepers went back to work

Recently I have been reading Barry Jones’ Sleepers Wake – Technology and the future of work, written in 1982 it foresees a post service work environment, technology will have saved us from much toil and we will need a guaranteed income for all (similar to my Flat Payment) to provide for all those who are not employed with the means …

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Driving the Flinders Ranges SA

This film was taken from the front of a VW Passat as I drove the tracks east to west through the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Along the way I encounter emu and kangaroos. Wait the the creek bed which is part of the track, the escarpments are some of the oldest rocks on earth. David Campbell