The Future of Computing
We have only scratched the surface of what we will eventually do with computers and automation. Meanwhile, some seem to want the technology to stagnate, to become a "mature industry," when it is far from what it could be. The future is going to provide all sorts of advances in hardware and software, but will upcoming consumer innovations be hugely useful, as they could be, or so constrained as to be useless?
The Bitcoin Fairy
Yippee! Bitcoin did a split and holders are twice as rich! Don't you wish you were them? Some people have wisely observed that Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme. It is, but the reason why is not at all clear. And so suckers are still buying in to Bitcoin (BTC), while better ideas languish. It's incredible. Flocks of vultures, ever on the lookout for effortless get-rich schemes, all hoping for an increase, and a big one. The bigger the better!
Shades of Things to Come 1
In the U.S., the "Glass-Steagall" act prevented, at least to an extent, financial gamesters from pirating the economy, by limiting some of the ways that the economy could be robbed and exploited. Then they effectively repealed the act, and the financial system was rigged and played to the point of breakdown. Then they supposedly implemented some "controls," but nothing stops them from just turning around and "repealing" again, then robbing, cheating, stealing and crashing the financial system again.