AI vs. Humanity: The Real Threat to Our Survival?

While the debates on artificial intelligence (AI) often frame it as a potential scourge on human society that could destroy the planet and the human species, here is a counter-narrative that deserves urgent attention.   In our preoccupation with hypothetical AI-driven apocalypses, we risk overlooking the tangible harm we are already causing our world and ourselves. 

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BBC | Why the Next Stage of Capitalism is Coming

By Matthew Wilburn King – Features Correspondent – BBC Future – 26th May 2021 It’s done so much for human well-being, but it’s far from perfect. Will capitalism as we know it evolve into something new? Nearly 250 years ago, the economist and philosopher Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations, in which he described

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Protect and Preserve Wonderland Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Op-Ed Daily Camera: Late last year, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks put forward a development proposal for Wonderland Lake, a wildlife sanctuary located in North Boulder, that would have built structures on the water and throughout the sensitive wetland. An overwhelming majority of Boulder’s citizens rejected those plans. Instead, the community vocalized support for

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The Boy with the Biggest Heart.

I’m sitting at home in Boulder, Colorado, flooded with tears after reading a story in the Washington Post this morning: “Boy with cerebral palsy made to lie in a muddy creek as a human bridge for laughing schoolmates.”  My older brother suffers a form of Ataxia called Spinocerebellar Type 8 (SCA 8). He’s five years older than

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What do the “Middle Ground” Politics the Founding Fathers believed in mean Today?

I went to the University of Colorado campus on a snowy Monday evening on February 19th to listen to Dr. Paul Carrese’s talk on “Tocqueville’s Philosophy of Moderation and America’s Need to Rediscover It.” Dr. Carrese is the Director of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. His lecture covered

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We want a Revolution—as long as Someone Else will do the Dirty Work.

If you’ve never listened to U2, Luciano Pavarotti, and Brian Eno perform “Miss Sarajevo,” I’d highly recommend watching this video and listening to it now. This song was in protest to Slobodan Milosevic’s slaughter of the people in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s—eons ago for younger generations. It only took a few years for him to create the

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Freedom, America, Allies

In Defense of Freedom and our Allies

America’s alliances strengthen our nation and our freedom I’ve traveled to over 40 countries on this planet and lived in five. The only sh*thole is Donald Trump’s mouth. On behalf of America, my deepest apologies to our allies and friends who live, work, fight and struggle in over 120 countries on Earth for the cause

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The Sh*thole President: Donald J. Trump.

I’ve traveled to over 40 countries on this planet and have lived in five. The only sh*thole is Donald Trump’s mouth. His racist comments that African, Central American, and Caribbean nations are sh*tholes should disturb everyone. On behalf of the United States, my deepest apologies to our allies and friends who live, work, fight, and

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Why I’m only eating this single bowl of Rice & Beans on this Thanksgiving Day.

I’m only eating this single bowl of organic wild rice and beans on this Thanksgiving Day. Most Americans, however, will be sitting around the table with family and friends eating turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy with all of the traditional trimmings that come with this federal holiday established by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. While I’m

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Nonviolence: Countering the Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis of America.

As President Donald Trump defends white supremacists, white nationalists, Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Alt-Right’s detestable ideology and violent actions, Americans seek alternative ways to resist, protest, and renounce the hate-filled vitriol of the far-right Neo-Nazis in America. The solution is nonviolent action. The candlelight vigil that was held in Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday evening

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Memorial Day – Remember This Today.

I do not know a single soldier, intelligence official, diplomat, or public servant who has ever asked their fellow American soldiers, or colleagues, whether or not they are Democrat, Republican, or Independent before standing together in defense of the Constitution of the United States of America, or our shared values. Solemnity is present for anyone

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Eight Ways to Ensure Biodiversity on Earth: Insights from the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity.

The Parties to the United Nations (U.N.) Convention on Biological Diversity met in Cancun, Mexico, for the most recent round of negotiations December 2 – 17, 2016. The Biodiversity Treaty seeks to protect and conserve the variety of life on Earth, or what governments, civil society organizations and academics refer to as biological diversity. While in Cancun during the 13th Convention

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The Assault on the White Working Class & their Trump Card for us All.

We are quickly approaching the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Having grown up in a white working class neighborhood dominated by oil refineries, commercial freight trains, landfills and waste water treatment facilities in West Tulsa, Oklahoma, I know the mindset and feelings of the white working class who voted for Trump

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Why President Obama Chose the Wrong Guy for the Supreme Court Job.

This morning President Obama announced his nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. I was asked the following question in relation to this topic yesterday. “Is diversity what we actually seek in a Supreme Court Justice, or is it knowledgeable interpretation of our nation’s Constitution?” Knowledgeable interpretation of our

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