After a brief post Cold War hiatus, great power conflict has returned and it is likely to intensify as the economic woes of China, Russia, and the US worsen.
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The ROI (return on investment) from making FAKE attacks against EU targets could exceed $1,000,000 to $1. IF 10,000 FAKE attacks are made in the next year by self-activating, super-empowered individuals, the costs would be incalculable.
The successful terrorist attacks on Brussels and Paris have left the EU vulnerable to tens of thousands of fast, frequent and fake attacks by self-activating terrorists.
The US election could get worse. It could be a prelude to a civil war.
How so? Here's a simple scenario.
It's November 8th and the choice is between Trump and Hillary.
Both candidates have negatives approaching 70% (Hillary is currently at 56% and Trump is at 60%). The campaign has been vicious. Like a rematch of Hitler vs. Stalin in US politics.
Boston Dynamics pioneered walking robots, on both two legs and four (see video). BD's early demonstrated success led Google (aka Alphabet) to acquire them for their robotics mashup, Replicant, in December of 2013.
However, Google has changed their minds. Google is now putting Boston Dynamics up for sale.
Let's face it. Human biological evolution is very slow. Our bodies and minds are roughly the same as they were ten thousand years ago.
That hasn't held us back though.
Thousands of years ago, we learned an unique way to transcend the limits of biological evolution. We learned that we can rapidly evolve as a group by gathering, storing, and sharing the experiences of individuals.
Here's some thinking on the robotic transportation system that's headed our way. I believe it will arrive far faster than everyone suspects.
How does a global transportation system become a robotic transportation system almost overnight?
The answer is clip-on robots.
Robots (and their sensors) that you simply clip onto the driver's seat of the vehicle.
It sees what the driver/pilot/captain would see, both outside and in. It uses the same controls to control the vehicle. It hears the same things.
Simple. Effective. Inexpensive. Fast.
My friend Nassim Taleb (the well known philosopher of decision making) adds to our understanding of why the Technorati routinely make bad decisions (from the management of the economy to national security to social policy). It also explains why they screw up without taking responsibility for it.