Elon Musk at SXSW


I love listening to Elon. I know why people hate him too; its because he says a lot of crazy things which they find scary. It makes them feel better to say he’s all talk… but this guy is the real deal!

“Right now the biggest thing that would be helpful is support and encouragement, goodwill,” Musk said.
Well, you’ve got mine buddy!! 🙂

 Video Link: http://engt.co/2DjMQ8G
Elon at SXSW – well worth a watch.

Dumpster Honey

http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/06/dumpster-honey/
and also
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2212920/Ribeauville-Mystery-French-bees-making-coloured-honey-solved-keepers-M-M-waste-plant.html

The bees can’t know the colorful blobs they endeavor to pollinate—all covered in sticky sweetness—are toxic, garbage, saccharine, landfill…

What a tragic sign, like a birds-nest made of garbage.

The Unnecessariat: We aren’t precarious, we’re unnecessary.

Pretty chilling:
https://morecrows.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/unnecessariat/

“Here’s the thing: from where I live, the world has drifted away. We aren’t precarious, we’re unnecessary. The money has gone to the top. The wages have gone to the top. The recovery has gone to the top. And what’s worst of all, everybody who matters seems basically pretty okay with that. The new bright sparks, cheerfully referred to as “Young Gods” believe themselves to be the honest winners in a new invent-or-die economy, and are busily planning to escape into space or acquire superpowers, and instead of worrying about this, the talking heads on TV tell you its all a good thing- don’t worry, the recession’s over and everything’s better now, and technology is TOTES AMAZEBALLS!”

Cory Doctrow says, “Human beings are the gut flora of immortal, transhuman corporations”.

Life as gut flora is not very glamorous, but need not be too bad. We are beneficial, and that gives us some measure of security—our hosts like to keep us around to stave off IBS. But when we add nothing of value to their fitness, our hosts, the corporations, are no longer incentivized to support us. We become unnecessary and start dying in droves.

“If there’s no economic plan for the Unnecessariat, there’s certainly an abundance for plans to extract value from them. No-one has the option to just make their own way and be left alone at it. It used to be that people were uninsured and if they got seriously sick they’d declare bankruptcy and lose the farm, but now they have a (mandatory) $1k/month plan with a $5k deductible: they’ll still declare bankruptcy and lose the farm if they get sick, but in the meantime they pay a shit-ton to the shareholders of United Healthcare, or Aetna, or whoever.”

Mark my words, this is how it ends. #FermiParadox