Access to education is definitely a class issue. We all know that there is a strong link between class and race. It is evident that there is a culture around depriving working class and poor people of color from services that provide adequate living and social capital. This government is so racist that they are willing to spend more money and uphold a bureaucracy for access to education than to simply spend less and have it be universal for all, including poor and working class people of color. SMH
A herpetologist tagging snakes made this bizarre find: a centipede died as it was eating it’s way out of the snake that ate it. Article here.
Just in case you weren’t on the moon last night. This is what earth looked like from the moon’s perspective
"Daenerys" - Illustration by samspratt
Finally finished. Had a little too much fun painting all that loose, whispy, wooshy, hair. Now right back to the art cave to continue research on a poster I’m particularly excited about.
The “Terminator” franchise proposes a future in which humans are fighting against Sky Lab, an Artificial Intelligence. At least that’s what the humans think they are fighting. An alternative way to think about this future, is that there is no Artificial Intelligence. Instead, the elites have separated themselves from the proletariat and have begun a genocidal war against them using killer drones. Which future is more likely? A menacing singularity or a group of resistance fighters being hunted down by drones from an unknown enemy? I imagine that it must feel a lot like the latter in Afghanistan. Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future.
"Polls show that 92% of Afghans have never heard of 9/11. They are presently fighting a war with no history, and no future."
Wow. Just wow.
Really great blog, glad I followed over to have a root around.
This was a reason why I distrusted transhumanists. Now, I’m realizing, to my horror, that for some, the Singularity is here.