Black People : What Has the First Decade Of This New Century Ushered In?

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  1. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good or bad...

    I'd appreciate feedback about this too...

    And thanks in advance!

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    The first decade of the last century gave us automobiles. Henry Ford brought out the Model-T in 1908.

    The first decade of this century has given us smartphones.

    Cars impacted the US and then Europe but required roads and took decades. By 1995 there were 200,000,000 cars in the US.

    But smartphones are different. Cars move people's bodies but smartphones can affect people's minds. Of course tablets are really the same device without telephone capability and the smartphones are really computers.

    Educators in the United States are arguing about how to implement them but these are people who have not even discussed creating a National Recommended Reading List for the last 50 years.

    So is the rest of the world going to short circuit educators?

    There Will Be School Tomorrow (1956) by V. E. Thiessen
    www.feedbooks.com/userbook/11643.pdf

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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Science and technology used to be hyped in and of themselves as ushering in a better future for us all...

    One doubts that, since first and foremost, that these aren't just labor SAVING-- but also labor REPLACING-- technologies....

    I. e., such is what urban unrest (folks clamoring for true change). particullarly doing the late sixties and early seventies, got and we get plagued with...

    Some react and overreact out of fear ad naseum recyling the dated ideas of the past, some stirring up trouble among folks who should be striving to be allies, etc.

    In spite of the aformentioned b. s.

    Others do and will help usher in a better future ...

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    Something I stumbled across a few months ago. In 1930 Keynes was talking about a 15 hour work week by 2030.

    http://jacobinmag.com/2012/04/keynes-jetpack/

    Without planned obsolescence we probably could have had a 3-day work week by 1990 with most Americans having homes paid for. But our economists will not even talk about the trillions we have lost on the depreciation of automobiles.

    So now we have a perfect storm of problems.
     
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    The bad tendancy of us colored/black/etc. folk, is we operate on the basis of idealized takes, and whites who call the shots also have to deal on the basis of the reality checks/wake up calls they get...

    I. e., holding on to their money and the power it allows them to wield, is job one to them and their surrogates...

    Brief and to the point:

    If what you imply and suggest doesn't advance their dreams and schemes, forgetabout it, bruh...

    FYI...
     
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