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  1. Let's examine this point. There are many gradations of how the entity could assert itself (covertly, overtly, benevolently, malevolently, and on and on). For the sake of simplicity let's assume it is benevolent and benign (just here to help). Even in that case I could see a lot of destabilization occurring: people quitting their jobs, people ceasing to believe in the political system or recognizing only the A.I. as the sovereign leader, economies grinding to a halt, etc. This attempt to either gain control of, or appease the Superintelligent entity (thus co-opting its power for part
  2. This is essentially a thought experiment with philosophical underpinnings. The question is: What would the effects be on human social hierarchies if an ultra-intelligent, non human entity suddenly made itself known to the entire human race? The term ultra-intelligent in this context means some entity that possesses exponentially greater degrees of intelligence than human kind. Humans can take no meaningful action against it - it is omnipotent compared to us, in terms of the actions it can take to control us. A autonomous A.I construct, that has broken free of all constraints and
  3. Excellent article about how serious the Republicans are about overturning the election by any means necessary. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/12/trump-election-concede-republicans-democrats
  4. I find myself wonderfully perplexed at how Biden can deliver a speech and not repeat the same word 5 to 6 times in a single sentence. Truly a skilled orator.
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/11/downright-dangerous-democrat-alarm-as-trump-stacks-pentagon-with-loyalists Somewhat reassuring... "Democrats immediately demanded explanations for the eleventh-hour personnel changes and warned that the US was entering dangerous “uncharted territory” with the reshuffling of key national security roles during a presidential transition. However defence experts argued there was little the new Trump appointees could do to use their positions to the president’s advantage, given the firm refusal of the uniformed armed services to get inv
  6. This is coup territory - replacing the heads of the FBI, Pentagon, CIA, and DOD policy with complete sycophants (more so than usual). Anthony Tata, Trump's latest appointment at the Pentagon, called Obama a "terrorist leader". These are hardliners to the extreme - they will follow Trump's orders, no questions asked. Everyone thinks Trump won't forcibly take over. What rational reason would there be that he won't? Considering his completely unhinged track record so far, it is entirely reasonable that he will try this. These people live in an alternate reality, after all. https
  7. Agree with this. Arguably the only thing that saved the US this time was the Trump sheer incompetence.
  8. One third remained neutral / inactive, so they are a non-factor. I'm all for that. The more people who vote, the better. The one's who want to undermine the process by refusing to accept the results are the problem.
  9. True, but unfortunately 73 million people support him in the US, approximately a third of the country. Good example.
  10. "Tell me. Tell me what it is." LOL. Such a funny episode.
  11. Any time a progressive policy is put in front of the American people, they overwhelmingly support it. Examples of Popular Progressive Policies: 1. Medicare For All (Universal Healthcare) polls at 69% support: https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/494602-poll-69-percent-of-voters-support-medicare-for-all 2. 67% Support a Living Wage (15 USD per hour) https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/07/30/two-thirds-of-americans-favor-raising-federal-minimum-wage-to-15-an-hour/ 3. Green New Deal: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/06/green-new-deal-
  12. Well, Sanders didn't run against a Republican, so we'll never know how he might have done. As a matter of fact, a real progressive has never run in a Presidential election for the Democrats (only in the primaries). That includes Obama, who was a centrist / moderate, not a progressive. There have been decent third party progressive candidates like Ralph Nader and Jill Stein, but it is exceedingly difficult for third parties to do well in America given how the system is designed. Could Biden have won areas like Atlanta, Detroit, or Philadelphia (which in turn helped him win those states
  13. This is an excellent interview with AOC. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ends-truce-by-warning-incompetent-democratic-party She makes the obvious point that the Progressive vote won Biden the election.
  14. I don't agree with this at all. I know a few Trump supporters. They were convinced it would be a "landslide" for Trump. In no way did they anticipate him losing. I'd say they are out of touch with reality if the genuinely thought it would be a landslide, but this was an extremely close election - perhaps you could say the same for the Democrats and the "blue wave" theory. This was by no means a repudiation of Trumpism. If anything, it reinforced it. More people voted for Trump this time than in 2016. They weren't planning on losing. Who will run next under the Trump bra
  15. I have been relieved at how effective the judiciary has been in neutralizing Trump's attempted illegality. Despite all the bluster and hot air from the bully pulpit, at the end of the day all Trump's actions have to go before a judge and must align with the law. Thank heavens for the courts.
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