A Virtual World

Very interesting implications for society at large.  When this gets implemented into a holodeck architecture I wonder….  will the decreasing abilities of our youth to effectively interact with each other on a physical basis be exacerbated?  What implications are there for social interaction, and our ability to interact with those cultures which are not as advanced technically?  Will the increased ability to “tune in and drop out” open us up to predation by enemies who are focused on the “here and now”?

From a positive perspective, however, I can imagine that there could be meaningful improvements in the lives of those who are incapable of social interaction, either due to mental defects or loss of mobility.  As one of the older members of society, I can foresee that there might be tremendous benefits for my generation as it ages.

 

 

Brit Hume challenges Juan Williams’ assessment that “They’re getting a better deal”

From Chicks on the Right

According to Juan Williams, if you’ve lost your health insurance under Obamacare (you know, that stuff that Dear Leader said you could keep if you liked it), it’s TOTALLY not a big deal, you big drama queens.

So, to recap – Juan doesn’t care if you’ve lost YOUR insurance.  He just cares that other people who didn’t have insurance before now have crappy insurance that’s unsustainable and that’ll eventually bankrupt us all.

Or something.

 

Perhaps this won’t happen; maybe we’ll bump into the Zombie Apocalypse first

An apocalyptic view of our future:

 

The forecast shortage of doctors has become a real problem. It started in 2014 when the ACA cut $716 billion from Medicare to accommodate 30 million newly ‘insured’ people through an expansion of Medicaid. More important, the predicted shortage of 42,000 primary-care physicians and that of specialists (such as heart surgeons) was vastly underestimated. It didn’t take into account the ACA’s effect on doctors retiring early, refusing new patients or going into concierge medicine. These estimates also ignored the millions of immigrants who would be seeking a physician after having been granted legal status.

 

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303448104579149642030106938