T3K Futureness

“Futurism” is an ism… I have a thing about avoiding isms… so, welcome to T3K Futureness.

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AI is Coming for Capitalism, and Maybe I am OK with That

Keeping up with the Jones’ AI Look, I love all the new gadgetry. AI blows my mind. When ChatGPT was released, I had a new buddy that I could talk to about almost ANYTHING. When Bard came to town, well, it was a bit flaky, but these days, Bard is impressive. Lia27 . . . […]

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Breakfast Cereal “Trope” and the “Tooth Decay” of Futurism

Background OK, I have seen the word “trope” used to label an archetype or derivative of an archetype in the media industry (“chill girl”, “misunderstood billionaire”, “femme fatale”, etc.). Maybe this whole post uses a word that doesn’t mean what I think it means (thank you Princess Bride), but let’s tee this up anyway. I

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Using xAI to Fact Check 42

We all know thar 42 is “The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything” thanks to the deep analytical work titled “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” by Douglas Adams. But, apparently, Elon Musk seeks to fact check this answer using his new xAI venture. I am, of course, as excited

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Rosy Glasses & DEI taking on the Dystopian Future

TLDR I read this article by Douglas Rushkoff, about the ultra-rich giving up on humanity. Maybe the subsequent book (“Survival of the Richest”) is truth, maybe fiction, maybe a bit of both. I get the notion of “preparedness” manifests differently for each of us, but this read inspired some contemplation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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What Happened to the Information Superhighway

In the Beginning I am sure there are some folks like me who were around when the typewriter was invented… no wait, I was not around for that. Or was I? Gah, I forget. Anyway, I was here when a company called Apple came out with the IIe, when Microsoft came out with a graphical

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From Sustainability to a Sustainabilist Economy

Dreams to Intentions They say time flies when you are having fun. In truth, I think time just flies. Period. It is always on the move and our big blue world spins with or without us. This article is a follow-up to a previous post about priorities. Sometimes our lives seem so busy, it is

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