"While scientists and politicians are deeply concerned about climate change, Russia sees this looming crisis as an opportunity to make more money, grow more food, shorten trade routes, extract more fossil fuels, and control Arctic sea lanes."
Today: Ever Wonder What Happened To Deficit Hawks?, The End Of Chimerica, How Not To Think About Atheists, and Here’s Looking At You...Kid?
I re-read "Is Enron Overpriced" every now and then because McLean is a very fine writer with a clear, effortless voice and a flare for weaving facts into a compelling narrative. And because ours is a world in which many emperors wear no clothes but can convince us they’re robed in the finest silks. Also because there will always another Enron out there, lurking just beyond our unexamined assumptions and our greed.
"AI perception management campaigns like Watson, Alexa, Apple, Google, etc. distract us from understanding the true state of the technology. There’s a considerable gulf separating what AI technology can do at this time and what it might be able to do in the future. Though progress in the field has been considerable, much of it builds on breakthroughs that are decades old, which should make us concerned about over-hyping AI’s potential."