Can parliaments and political parties overcome these challenges and forestall the darker scenarios? At the current moment this does not seem likely. Technological disruption is not even a leading item on the political agenda. During the 2016 U.S. presidential race, the main reference to disruptive technology concerned Hillary Clinton’s email debacle, and despite all the talk about job loss, neither candidate directly addressed the potential impact of automation. Donald Trump warned voters that Mexicans would take their jobs, and that the U.S. should therefore build a wall on its southern border. He never warned voters that algorithms would take their jobs, nor did he suggest building a firewall around California.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/yuval-noah-harari-technology-tyranny/568330/

#ai #harari #politics #clinton #trump #wall #california #firewall

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Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev eyes actress Jill St. John at a San Clemente, California party hosted by US President Richard Nixon. Jill St. John was US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s date.
27 August 1973.

Photo by Wally McNamee.

#wally-mcnamee #brezhnev #jill-st-john #san-clemente #california #party #nixon #richard-nixon #henry-kissinger #1973 #ussr #usa #history #photo #photography

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meanwhile, California recognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, or Artsakh Republic, which is the same.

http://armenpress.am/eng/news/774090/armenias-fm-issues-statement-on-resolution-of-california-senate-recognizing-karabakhs-independence.html

Unfortunately that does not mean anything. I am not excited at all.

#california #nkpeace #nagorno-karabakh #artsakh #freedom

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