My Federal Representatives, Senators McCain and Flake and Representative Schweikert

Here are links to the websites of all 3 of my Federal representatives. All 3 are Republicans and all 3 need to be closely scrutinized to be sure that they are acting in the best interest of both Arizona and the USA.

Senator John McCain:

John McCains Website.

Map to John McCain’s Phoenix office.

2201 East Camelback Road
Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Main: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (855) 952-8702

Senator Jeff Flake:

Jeff Flake’s Website.

Map to Jeff Flake’s Phoenix Office.

 

2200 East Camelback Road
Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85016
P: 602-840-1891
F: 602-840-4092

Congressman David Schweikert, Arizona 6th Congressional District:

David Schweikert’s Website.

Map to David Schweikert’s Scottsdale Office.

10603 North Hayden Rd., Ste. 108
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 946-2411
Fax: (480) 946-2446

Manna by Marshall Brain, real life in the gig economy and the era of exponential change.

For the past several years, I have been interested in all things that fall under the general heading of the Singularity. This has lead me into explorations into many aspects of the societal and technical changes that the singularity will bring on.

One of the best sources of information on all aspects of the singularity is a blog and series of podcasts by Nikola Danaylov,  that can be found at  Singularity Weblog. To quote Nikola, it is “A Conversation about Exponential Tech, Accelerating Change, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics: Because technology is not enough!

2 days ago I was listening to a podcast of an an interview with Marshall Brain conducted by Nikola. Much discussed was the book Manna. I downloaded the book as a free, legitimate pdf and read the short book immediately.

Much to my surprise, I realized that as I was listening to the podcast, I was actually living, in real time, the beginnings of one of the main themes of the book, robotics taking over more and more aspects of employment.  In my case that is because I am a part time Amazon Flex driver. (More on that in a subsequent post).  I was focusing my higher brain functions on the podcast, while Amazons AI, working with GPS through my cell phone was directing my movements from delivery to delivery.

For me this was a rare case of real life exactly reflecting prophetic sic fi. Not only does the book depict that which is actually happening today, but it projects both a very dark outcome and a very positive outcome of exponentially increasing automation.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia Article on Manna by Marshall Brainwhich gives a good overview of the book, though since the book is only 72 pages, why not just download it from the link above and read it. 

Hello world!

Traditional in learning a new programing language is making it say “Hello World!”.

While WordPress is technically not a programing language, it is a platform and as such I want it to say Hello World! in various ways.

Hello World!

Hello World!

Hello World!

Hello World!