Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The memes of fall 2017

A compulsive meme maker, I had to start my own "Hardcore Libertarian Memes" page on #Facistbook.   So here are a few of the better ones from this fall...

Veterans Day Thoughts on the World Wars

Walter N. Barrett, my mother's father, in 1917. Gassed and wounded in legs at Belleau Wood in 1918. Laid in mud for three days before rescued. On the way home his first ship was torpedoed. My father was luckier. He only piloted surveillance planes over No Africa 1944-45 and high tailed it out when they saw their one German plane.

After I posted the photos below and the comments above on "#Facistbook",  a couple relatives came out with stories about my father's three brothers who saw extensive action in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. But the stories they shared with their kids - or their kids shared with other relatives - were very general, avoiding the gore and trauma and emphasizing comradery or amusing incidents. Denial is more than a river in Egypt...


Women speak out, shrivel male testosterone...

She's back!! Here, anyway.  Of course I rant away at Facebook still. Usually in much shorter form.  Here's a long one from today. And I just made the meme!!
As a testosterone shriveling feminist, the spate of disclosures and exposes by brave women of sexist pigs left and right has been delightful. And let's not forget for every woman brave enough to speak out in the case of the serial abusers, there probably are 2 or 3 times as many who never will speak out.

I certainly have a number of stories which I share here and there, including the full range of actual and attempted physical abuse, both in social and employment situations. Nothing that would make the news, unless I pressed charges. None of the "famous" people I knew over the years even came on to me, so no big revelations here!! But the minor creeps were exposed among my peers.

Socially, being more sexually aggressive than most women, I often was too busy chasing the ones I wanted to spend much time worrying about the ones pursuing me. Plus it was fun making fun of the ones who came on to me who turned me off.

Job-wise, in my 20s when this was a particular problem, I always quit any job where one or more male assholes pulled that crap and tried to keep power over me. (Except for a couple who turned me on and we did the nasty.) And I'm sure there are millions of women like me, many of whom effectively gave up careers to avoid harassment and are as broke as I am in my old age.

Of course now men are saying "Oh, I'm afraid to be alone with women in offices now. We better not hire them." No, jerk weed, that's not the answer. Tell all the other jerk weeds to cut out the crap and then it won't be an issue any more. And media, keep exposing these jerks and women keep speaking out.

And, per the below, women beware loud male feminists!

I can think of two progressives in particular, proclaimed bisexual males, who were two of the slimiest sexists I know. (Though having had a lot of bisexual boyfriends, I'm not putting down all bisexuals.)

Though, if I search my memory, another 10 or 15 "progressives" will pop into memory. Ooops, three more just did. And at least a few libertarian men proclaim themselves to be feminists. And Ooops! the two who came immediately to mind were the first to scream TERF at me. (You can ask them what THEY mean. I mean TOTALLY EXCEPTIONAL RADICAL FEMALE. ) Anyhoo... couple relevant articles.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Perverting libertarian decentralism

Because of all the sexist harassment at Wikipedia when I was editing it, I never did finish and put up my article on the phrase "Libertarian Decentralism", it's history, different meanings and, IMHO, its best, most libertarian meaning.  I will be finishing it soon for re-vamped Secession.net and one or more other Wikis.  I'll be particularly motivated now because of the perversion of the idea recently promoted by Mises Institute president Jeff Deist.

During my days editing Wikipedia I had the misfortune to have to deal with a couple of haters of libertarians who wrote highly biased and exaggerated stories about  a number of libertarians, especially those connected with the Mises Institute.  Their assertions usually were exaggerated and rarely were supported by the sometimes questionable sources they provided.  Of course, I heard enough about the Ron Paul newsletters over the years and certainly opined enough that they should out the idiot who wrote the most obnoxious entries and do mea culpa for publishing his screeds. But I had gotten the impression they'd reformed any such rank stupidity.

Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell and Murray Rothbard, among others, have been a lot more culturally conservative than I am, and more interested in appealing to the right. As a former liberal Democrat I'm more interested in reaching out to independents and liberals -- and making sure those strays from the GOP know that women will fight for reproductive rights!  The Mises group also are annoyingly obsessed with the states rights of the confederate states and bashing unionist Abraham Lincoln. Since I emphasize individual rights today, I don't spend too much time thinking about states rights issues of 156 years ago!

However, in the last couple years some libertarians have over-reacted with increasingly vicious rhetoric to growing big government encroachment on religion and individual rights and oppressive political correctness on campus.  Especially annoying to all has been the enforcement of the latter by vicious black bloc/Antifa street violence suppressing speech. Violence begets violence. I had seen some wack jobs making joke memes online about throwing leftists and leading libertarians out of helicopters. But I didn't realize how bad it had become on an intellectual level until I heard about Jeff Deist's speech a few days after he gave it in July 2017. 

Here's my Facebook statement which I spammed to all sorts of libertarian groups.  Its goal is to raise consciousness, not to destroy people, like so many "liberal", "progressives", leftists, etc. try to do today.  Of course, my memes may be more examples of tough love than consciousness raising. Nobody's perfect!

Carol Moore comment on Jeff Deist presentation “For a New Libertarian” which he delivered at the 2017 Mises University.

As a long-time libertarian decentralist promoting subsidiarity, nullification, self-determination and secession by communities of common interest, someone who actually worked with Murray Rothbard in the 1979-82 era, I was disappointed by Jeff Deist's sloppy and off-target presentation relevant to the topic. He doesn't seem to understand the difference between the right to be parochial in your self-determining community vs. some deluded view you have to be parochial to create a libertarian society!

Sure, most humans retain what Deist calls their “stubborn ideas about family and tribe”, about “religion and faith”, “ethnic or nationalist or cultural alliances” and even their “sexual hangups and bourgeois values.” However, what matters to libertarians is that despite these attributes, humans adhere to the non-aggression principle, the Golden Rule advanced in similar language by most religious and many philosophical views. Libertarians do not see being (again Deist) “fragile and fallible and hierarchical and irrational and suspicious and herd-like” as being an impediment to understanding that principle. What hope is there of voluntary solutions and a true civic society among fallible humans without the Golden Rule?

Deist' assertion there is some great number of libertarians “appearing hostile to family, to religion, to tradition, to culture, and to civic or social institution” (civic society) seems like a straw man. Sure, there are some, but Deist does not bother to name or quote even one.

I feel like the real target of Mr. Deist’ wrath is women. After all, billions of women worldwide are rejecting the deep set “traditions” and “institutions” of “patriarchy”, otherwise known as male rule and female subservience; male competition for recognition and power, without the humiliation of being bested by women; male resort to violence to prove their manhood, without females carping about “domestic violence” and “toxic masculinity.” Most enraging to some men is women asserting they can control their own bodies and abort any fetus they find inconvenient, without even bothering to consult their all-powerful fathers or husbands. (Abortion actually is a 10,000 year old tradition among women.)

Deep familial loyalties certainly are a defense against the state, but “blood” is not the only criteria that defines family, or we would have intermarried ourselves to extinction long ago. I agree that “government wants us atomized, lonely, broke, vulnerable, dependent, and disconnected”. However, the degree to which anti-family results are intended or unintended consequences of government policies, and whether some of those policies and programs would exist in a free market anyway, is worth debating.

The truth about the breakup of American families is that 70 percent or more of divorces are initiated by women. Why? Could it be they are fed up with males who just can’t give up their old traditions of expecting women to follow their orders? Who expect them to suffer in silence when they learn husbands are having affairs or sexually abusing their children?

My meme dedicated to Jeff Deist.
Mr. Deist writes: "... assuming roughly 10% of the US population is reasonably liberty-minded, we’re talking about 32M people. Imagine if each of them had 3 kids, we’d create an army of 100M people!" Attention Jeff: Men don't have babies. So you want each libertarian oriented woman to have SIX kids each?  Or probably at least 8, since there are fewer libertarian women than men. Surprise, Mr. Deist! Few libertarian women are interested in becoming brood mares so that alleged libertarian males can create an army of 100 million people!!

However, there are lots of single mothers who would love to form “single moms” communes and communities to help each other bring up children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their fathers. Of course, creating such communities is illegal under most zoning regulations, something all libertarians should decry.

Nevertheless the family will survive and many families will create relatively conservative communities to protect kids from perverse outside influences. But in a society based on private property, not state territories and laws, these residential communities still will have all sorts of non-parent approved alternatives within a few miles distance. Ones that already may spied upon by a 12 year old’s toy drone.

As for religion, conservative Christian religion has been forced on people by the state for at least 1700 years. Judaism, Islam and Hinduism, among others, all have enforced religion through the state. The freedom from state-enforced religion which libertarians seek means freedom to start new religions, shades of the 1960s when psychedelic drugs led to religious inspiration, before they were crushed as being immoral by the Christian state’s war on drugs.

I certainly hope humans will evolve religions based on the libertarian metaphysics of free will, and thus principles akin to consciousness, being inherent in reality. And all true libertarians believe that the libertarian nonaggression “golden rule” must be the basis for governmental as well as private morality. But Mr. Deist evidently falls back on the old patriarchal religious and even nationalist myths which most libertarians realize encourage centralization and authority.

Mr. Deist ends with a call for libertarians to decide “what would you physically fight for” and base their strategy on his assertion that “blood and soil and God and nation still matter to people.” The national socialist sloganeering aside, this seems to be little more than an appeal to pre-libertarian macho emotions over rational thought, certainly nothing new or libertarian. And certainly nothing that would convince his preferred audience of the case for libertarian ethics, subsidiarity, nullification, self-determination and secession by communities of interest. 
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DANG!! I can see now I have to do a separate article debunking in greater detail the political argument that only "ethno-centric" nationalism can be the basis of liberty.  For any libertarian who isn't convinced by my authoritative assertion!   Per this meme.

A number of people note that Mises himself had been driven out of ethno-centrist Germany and was a strong anti-fascist.  I passed around this quote I found about his being against "breeding" programs, which Deist defacto proposes.

While I don't expect Deist (or Tom Woods who has most energetically defended his more extreme statements) to back down entirely, even when attacked by high profile libertarians. Deist did issue this meme soon after, perhaps as a tacit admittance that MAYBE he went too far.  We'll be watching and nitpicking you, Jeff!

There's more discussion of all this in various publications and a series of excellent articles in Reason.org.  See "Tribalism and Economic Nationalism Are Cut from the Same Cloth", "Is There Really an 'Insidious Libertarian-To-Alt-Right Pipeline'?", "Heather Heyer, Charlottesville, and the Awful Trajectory of Political Violence", and "Let's Give Out Genetic Testing Kits at the Next Neo-Nazi Rally".

Meanwhile, I've been meme-ing away some more... The first one is self-explanatory with the gray scale guys having called selves libertarian. (Deist is in the middle.) The second is one more variation on the meme photo I've used in this series of posts. My favorite says: "Kiss and make up."

Augustus Invictus and Ryan Ramsey, who still afflicts frustrated libertarians in the Florida party, call themselves "revolutionary conservatives." They both are into their "manhood."  Among other statements and actions, this is clear from Invictus statement written with Richard Spencer. And Ryan brags about making his (white) babies to keep (the white race) safe from "EXTINCTION!"   The title is a play on the "MUH ROADS" joke libertarians make in response to the inevitable question "Who will build the roads?"

Finally, a couple of "pox on both their houses" memes, one from the web, the bottom my own...


Friday, August 18, 2017

Summer fun mocking alt-white boys - Part II

Continued from Part I, a review of the Alt-right attempted invasion of the Libertarian Party and my MEME pushback - and LP's post-Charlottesville demand they resign from the party.  Just because it's great to see the chronology. I just hope it is END OF STORY!!!

Over the last 10 years a lot of young people have come into the libertarian movement and party influenced by Arch Abortion Prohibitionist Ron Paul and most of them are not right wing or alt-right or white nationalists. (Some white nationalist actively support abortion for non-whites!) So I made this meme as a play on a Ron Paul book title and cover.

Note that my tasks for the Pro-choice Libertarians group also have been severely restricted the last two months by dealing with this alt-right nonsense!  But I did make a couple relevant memes.

And then there are the types of "libertarians" who think we should get rid of the non-aggression principle as the basis of the libertarian movement and of membership in the party. "Do not use force or fraud on others" is a variation of the "Do unto others" Golden Rule. So I have been whipping this one out frequently.

Some libertarians started anti-racism and anti-fascism Facebook pages. In May Libertarian State Leadership Alliance 2017 National Conference presented its panel "Physically Removed, So to Speak: Making the LP Inhospitable to the Alt-Right and Other Nazis" with Josh Katz, Jody Weitzman, Mike Shipley, and Leslee Anne Petersen. I wrote a summary and distributed it widely.  The Libertarian Party twitter feed sent out a screenshot of the event. Several of us demanded stronger action.


I wasted more time reading about and being anxious about Trump's war threats and wondering if he's just looking for an excuse to impose martial law, a nice little war that won't start any nuclear war. I've got it: He'll invade Venezuela!!  With Trump's delusional dementia getting so much worse, it is scary to think the generals will end up running the US.  Even if Pence replaces Trump, will one of them run against him in 2020 and make it an official JUNTA with a bunch of his "Hoo Ya" military buddies?

This June anti- Alt-right and Antifa meme was even more popular than the more recent one in my Part I of this two part posting.

A lot of libertarians breathed a sigh of relief when Augustus Invictus joined the GOP. Maybe the LP Veteran Caucus would follow him back to the GOP!  Then came the weekend of August 11-13 and all hell broke lose in Charlottesville and online. 

If you haven't see the HBO VICE NEWS video below, watch it.  Really shows this group of "alt-right" guys aren't just jerks with a few nut jobs thrown in. Or the relatively innocuous "League of the South" types of the early 2000s who would shut up any bigots who went spouting off publicly while they networked with libertarians and decentralists. (Looks like they've gone REAL bad too!) These groups are now organized and dangerous bigots.  A few individuals passed through the libertarian movement the last 10 years because they found it to be the most organized hardcore anti-government movement.  But happily they soon realized their kind of crazy wasn't wanted and left... Don't let the occasional libertarian-sounding rhetoric fool you.  It's pretty clear they want to obtain their ends through the organized violence of the state just like the Demopublicans and the Bernie bros. (Oh, Geez. They helped Augustus Invictus and his new buddy Richard Spencer just proved it by issuing this incredibly statist "alt-right" "Charlottesville Statement". "Liberty" isn't there. And their ethno-centrism doesn't mention their right to secede into such communities. Because they want to enforce it on the whole country. Ugh....)

The video's bald ranter Chris Cantwell - who once afflicted some libertarian groups - made himself quite famous being obnoxious in this video.  And even more famous when he cried on his own streamed video because he was scared the police had a warrant out for him and were going to kill him. You can find it online easy enough. Search "cantwell crying".

My Charlottesville meme:

And, of course, I saw this photo and had to make the meme below, just to relieve the anger and disgust.

And the Libertarian Party had had enough with those asking for patience and tolerance and giving certain parties a chance to learn more about what it means to be a libertarian. My forward of their statement here...  It's official you guys - be gone!!
While some libertarians support keeping most or all of the confederate monuments, most of us think they are monuments to statism, war, slavery and deprivation of basic rights.  The best thing to do is sell them to the highest bidder who can melt them down or put them in their private museum. The cities should use the money to fix up the park, make a more libertarian statue and change the park name and street signs if relevant. A few monuments might be kept up for historical purposes, but only if they are framed by statues of slaves in chains so people don't forget that the Civil War was about something not very libertarian: "states" rights and slavery. 

I'll do a separate post soon on some intellectuals who haven't quite figured that out yet. Ones who are opportunistically looking at right wing populism and even "ethno-decentralism" to make the libertarian revolution.  Some fools never learn...

Summer fun mocking alt-white boys - Part I

One likes to think one can be creative and not have to waste too much time reacting against the stupidity other people are engaged in. It's nice to fantasize one's brilliantly rendered alternatives will lead them from ignorance to wisdom.  And then there is reality.  You get pissed off and end up mocking them for being jerks. Oh, well.

Worse, after six weeks my revamped/updated/ Secession.net in Wordpress STILL looks like this. With a one sentence intro.

But I've been dealing with disgust/frustration about the "invasion of the body snatchers" of "alt-right" and "white nationalist" types into the Libertarian Party, especially over the last 6 months or so; they came complete with threats of violence against those who oppose them (mostly in the state of Florida where they took over a county party).  Happily, their invasion has been resisted and the LP finally told them to resign (quotes in Part II).

This invasion is not as bad as when the "black bloc" strategy of doing property damage and fighting with cops invaded and DID take over "progressive" movements in 2000. There was barely any resistance at all! I was one of the resisting "peace nazis" and later wrote an ebook about it all: "The Return of Street Fightingman".
Since then the black bloc organizers (some of them doubtless government provocateurs) have infiltrated the Occupy Movement, LGBT movements, Black Lives Matter, and turned itself into the "Antifa" (anti-fascist) movement. And it has become an even more violent movement.  We've all seen the campus violence in Oregon and California and elsewhere to shut down any differing conservative opinions, as well as those of feminists who question the new "gender ideology."

This violence only aggravated and encouraged violence by "alt-right" guys - egged on by the seriously demented Donald J. Trump, of course.  So now half of them are becoming out and out white nationalists.  You create what you hate evidently.  And we saw the disgusting torch marches and bigoted chants, the street fighting between left and right, and the death of one woman in Charlottesville, VA last weekend as the result.

Of course, it's mostly males, left and right, looking for any excuse to prove their manhood. (You too, Bernie Bros.) Anyway, I'll just share some of my MEMES and a few comments below. You can check out my public posts at Facebook/CarolMoore1776  And those are just a tiny sampling of all I've written on various closed and open FB groups.  "I'm carol and I'm a FB addict..." Tomorrow I'll practice self-control, I promise!!

Last year I had heard some vague tales about the obnoxious "Augustus Invictus", a Florida lawyer who was rejected as an LP senatorial candidate in 2016 because he was too right-wing. Here's my meme about him created this early this summer. (Good news, last month quit the party and joined the GOP!)

And then the "alt-right' phrase started being applied to some of his fellow travelers who were very disruptive at a couple state libertarian events this winter.
Then in May the alt-right created and operated "LP Veteran Caucus" went nuts because the LP Vice-Chair Arvin Vohra dared to point out angrily that those who joined the military just for the job and benefits, knowing they'd be sent to kill innocent people, were little more than murders.  That's when I discovered and exposed the kind of crap some of them were posting at their FB page. Like this (removed after a couple of us made a big stink).

Then there was this "joke" threat one of them posted vs. Arvin.

Then Carol really went into meme overdrive.

Continued Part II

Saturday, June 17, 2017

"Creating a Non-Violent World Through War Tax Resistance"

Another war tax resister and I wrote a popular leaflet for National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee way back around 1985ish. 

Happily, they asked us to update it and I was willing, so here it is. Fresh and ready for the Trumpian times to come. You can print it out yourself or wait for them to get back from the printers.

Spank me! Forgot Video of March 2017 AIPAC Protest!

Yow, how could I have forgotten to upload this one.  Jews and Palestinians and Peaceniks kicking some AIPAC butt.  And I only had to send out a few notices, as the younger generation takes over from us oldsters!  The beginning of the video below does a quick review of past efforts vs. AIPAC, including several early ones proposed by me and taken up by our now defunct local grassroots peace group.

Oh, that's right I put it at my Youtube/TheIsraelLobby channel where I collected all my relevant videos and started putting up new ones. They were overwhelming Youtube/CarolMoore.

Two New Women's March videos

Carol continues typing out reams on Facebook and connecting with thousands of libertarians, decentralists, feminists and secessionists. So much so I'm about to finally update Secession.net to Wordpress.  Only took 10 years of promises!

I've accumulated all sorts of disjointed posts that properly organized make up exciting stories of Fighting Irish Carol and Other Women not taking any guff. Nope, we're taking on sexists, forced birthers, alt-rightists, Trumpeteers, Bernie boys, PC warriors - and real live warmongers - etc. Lots of archiving so my biographers can put together the stories! Yuk Yuk

Meanwhile I did make two videos of January 21, 2017 Woman's March. The first nine minute one is called "Women's March 2017: challenging supremacist patriarchy". On Youtube/CarolMoore. It explicitly calls for women right and left to dump the demopublicans and the gun-toting "Bernie Boys" and become some variety of libertarian decentralist.  And includes a nice reading list.  The musical background is the song that is included in the second music video - "Speak truth to power" on Youtube/CarolMooreSongs.  I wrote the song in 1986 for a libertarian song contest. I won! IMHO, definitely most melodic of the several "Speak Truth to Power" songs on youtube that were written after that date. ENJOY!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Amazing future - if we don't get nuked first

Too good not to make sure it's shared. (Link here; formatting a bit better below)
Udo Gollub at Messe Berlin.
I just went to the Singularity University summit and here are the key learnings.

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.
Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year - and most people don't see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superiour and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Welcome to the Exponential Age.

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected. In the US, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% less laywyers in the future, only specialists will remain.

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don't want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving. Our kids will never get a driver's licence and will never own a car. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking space into parks. 1,2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 100,000km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km. That will save a million lifes each year.

Most car companies might become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels. I spoke to a lot of engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream until 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.

With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter. We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There will be companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with you phone, which takes your retina scan, you blood sample and you breath into it. It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free. (See Forbes NEWS on Tricorders  and Wikipedia article.)

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes. Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amout of spare parts they used to have in the past.
At the end of this year, new smartphones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home. In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: "in the future, do you think we will have that?" and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner? If it doesn't work with your phone, forget the idea. And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.
Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a 100$ agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countried can then become managers of their field instead of working all days on their fields. Aeroponics will need much less water. The first petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows. Imagine if we don't need that space anymore. There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you are. Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year. Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it's 80 years. The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year. So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.

Education: The cheapest smartphones are already at 10$ in Africa and Asia. Until 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smartphone. That means, everyone has the same access to world class education. Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child learns at school in First World countries. We have already released our software in Indonesia and will release it in Arabic, Suaheli and Chinese this Summer, because I see an enormous potential. We will give the English app for free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Just got this in email. Since it's not on their web page, thought I'd share it here and tweet it. Here's link to where to report your favorite scoundrels.

Otherwise, obviously still enslaved by Facebook. But screen saving everything important in case Trump orders them to Persona Non Grata all of us troublemakers! (Like after he declares martial law after he bombs North Korea - which responds with nukes. Pretty much what saavy libertarians and peaceniks expected!)

And a few more pro-choice memes... Last one mine. Busy finishing off some projects at Pro-ChoiceLibertarians.Net and then YES! I will work on CarolMoore.Net and Secession.Net.