Movies like Independence Day would have us believe that the United States government has been keeping knowledge about alien life from the general population. I believe that this myth about alien technology being studied at secret bases like Area 51 has been promoted in part by the military-industrial complex itself as cover for their military training exercises. Aside from some blurry videos of moving pixels there has been no conclusive or clear evidence that there is extraterrestrial life. Not only is there no evidence that there is alien life, but there is no evidence that the world’s governments are keeping knowledge of their existence from us.
On multiple occasions, President Trump has tweeted classified information about military operations in the Middle-East. If he had any direct knowledge about alien life he would clearly tweet about it inadvertently in a early morning tweetstorm.
From a technological perspective, we have not made any significant paradigm shift or quantum leap in generations. We still depend largely on fossil fuel. We’ve essentially tapped out Moore’s Law. Even with modern advancements, medicine and the health care industry as a whole is still so primitive. Since the pyramids, there is no recent technological advancement that can be credited to an alien civilization.
By all accounts, we might as well be all alone in our corner of the universe.
I remember when I was about to graduate from high school, friends and family would offer their recommendation as to what would be the perfect job for me. Some recommended a trade job like electrician, others offered landing a government job like a mail carrier, and a few suggested getting a union job.. Throughout history, the ideal job has changed. Here is a short list the best jobs throughout history.
150000 BCE – 10000 BCE, Hunter, Gatherer
10000 BCE – 1000 BCE, Farmer
1000 BCE- 1000 CE, Trader
100 BC – 500 CE, Roman Soldier
1500 CE – 1700 CE, Conquistador, Explorer, Soldier
I grew up in Japan Town in San Jose, California. As a kid, I loved going down to the local mom-and-pop Japanese grocery store and buy all sort of Japanese snacks and toys. Unfortunately that mom-and-pop grocery store is no longer there, but here in California there is a number of Japanese grocery stores. The follow are Japanese based stores with on several locations throughout California.
So you want to be rich and famous in the age on viral videos and social media. Here is a sure approach to becoming an influencer. First find an audience that is easily influenced. As a grown adult do dumb and immature shit, build your fan base of 13 year olds, ask your teenage fan base to ask their parents to buy your shirts and gear, and rinse, repeat, and profit.
Traffic reporting apps like Waze are a new form of community-based networks. Each day, thousands of drivers use apps like Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps, and other mobile phone applications to report on traffic conditions. Apps like these, I believe, can and will be interconnected to form a large ad hoc transportation network that can be enabled into smart cars and smart roads. Just imagine the applications that can be developed once the roads have more smart and self driving vehicles. Even now, there are a lot of cars on the road that have cameras for assist driving, once self driving vehicles hit the road in large numbers, those cameras can networked together and used to analyze license plates to look for stolen cars, automatically report pot holes, and even police/monitor other vehicles.
Unlike President Obama, I don’t have a kill list. In fact, unlike most Americans I don’t believe in capital punishment but there is a long list of agent provocateurs, cultural instigators, paid propagandists, bourgeoisie douchbags, and social media marketers that I would not shed a tear if they happen to die of natural causes or freak accidents or sharknado attack.
During the American pioneer days, an American citizen could be born and go about most of his or her life without ever meeting a federal government employee, unless it was a US Calvary soldier killing Native Americans. Today, from birth to death, a person has to live and interact and be subject of federal regulations and restrictions.
Underwear is like the appendix of garments, it’s almost a vestigial article of clothing. Today with our modern technology of in-home plumbing and heating and air conditioning, we can shower as much as we like, wash our clothes at any hour of the day, and stay nice and warm no matter the temperature outside. These factors had lead to the evolution of the underwear from granny panties big ass flag size waist high underwear to g-strings. The underwear has evolved to become an optional accessory, a bracelet for you butt.
The Summer of Love was in 1967. Hundreds of thousands of hippies migrated to large metropolitan area like San Francisco and New York. In 1969, an estimated 400,000 free loving hippies gathered at Woodstock for 3 days of peace and music and sex and drugs and rock and roll. From 1967 to 1987, the year that the movie Wall Street is release, is 20 years, and most of the hippies from 1967 cut their hair and got jobs in that time. In those 20 years, the counter revolution of free love had grown up and gotten corporate jobs, those 18 year old hippies where now 38 year old middle managers in corporate raiding america of the 1987. Add another 20 years and this takes us to 2007, when about the hippie generation about to retire. In 2007, the hippies had grown to fill up most of boardrooms in corporate america. It was under the leadership of the hippie generation that dot com bubble burst in 2002, it was under their direction that jobs got outsource and offshore, they found new economic models like pooling poor performing home loans into highly rated collateral debt obligations, they found new tax strategies like double Irish and dutch sandwiches. The hippie ethos of free love turned out to be about free love of money, and this lead to the economic recession of 2008.