The coming age of 99% unemployment.
John Robb: “[M]ost of the commercial activity in goods and services we see today — from education to health care to manufacturing to transportation to retail to legal services —[may be] accomplished by less than 1% of the people it used to require.”
Also: Edward Snowden proves that one person acting alone can wage war on the world’s only superpower. And it looks like he’s winning.
Start of breakky - baked beans, tomato and onion with fresh basil and oregano…
Goes nicely with chicken sausages, bacon, hash Browns, & coffee! (at Active West Physiotherapy)
thru Feb 2:
“Woman To Go”
Mathilde ter Heijne
Jack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome St., NYC
part of an ongoing traveling installation displaying postcards which can be taken for free. Each postcard shows a portrait of an unknown woman that lived between 1839 (the beginning of photography with Daguerreotypes) and the 1920s. On the message side is the biography of a known woman who was influential or extraordinary in her time. The pictures and biographies were collected from all over the world. The women whose biographies are known, all struggled for their individual goals in a world where men were predominant, where women didn’t have the right to vote or to own property, and only men were thought to be worth remembering. Most of these women have been forgotten and the many unknown women help us to remember the known. The postcards are to be taken for free in order to give people the opportunity to “take away” a female role model, or a little source of inspiration.”
The idea, which FitzGerald outlines in “Process Over Platforms A Paradigm Shift in Acquisition Through Advanced Manufacturing,” breaks down like this: instead of building large, expensive manned aircraft in tiny numbers (the military purchased just 187 F-22s, for $174.5 million a pop) the military could—in theory—build thousands of customized drones out of 3-D printed parts, using robotic assembly lines that run 24 hours a day. Then, writes FitzGerald and his co-author, Dr. Aaron Martin, Director of Strategic Planning at Northrop Grumman (which lost the contract for the F-22 to Lockheed in 1991), the military could deploy the 3-D printed drones in complex, infinitely configurable and no doubt terrifying swarms controlled by “digital pilots.”