Disruption is the most prominent meme in 2018, as evidenced by retail carnage at all levels. Should the Internet also suffer disruption in the future, the retail infrastructure will be found to be missing. In the meantime, jobs will be shed in record numbers.
January 2, 2018
Chinese Technocrats could employ many of China’s 1.4 billion citizens to make bombs, but they choose to use AI controlled robots instead. Technocrats build because they can, not because there is good reason to do so.
Millennials will be convinced that dystopia is straight ahead, thanks to global warming, and the only place where life can be found is within virtual reality. Whereas the Matrix movie presented a compulsory virtual reality that no one was aware of, Ready Player One is voluntary submission. However, virtual reality will re-wire a person’s mind to the point where they cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy; such a mind will be easily controlled by whomever controls the fantasy.