Up front apologies, guys. No whimsy, cheap laughs or outrageous stunts this week. I have some serious and important stuff for you, but if you'll trust me - and why shouldn't you, I'm a Realtor - I guarantee to blow your minds. These two articles are definitely worth your time.
This is first one is just to warm up with. Politico Magzine asked Bill & Melinda Gates and 15 other very smart people what they thought the next 15 years had in store for us. The answers are wide-ranging and certainly thought provoking. Check it out:
Now set aside 20 minutes or so and read about why those people are probably all wrong, or at least on the wrong track. Tim Urban, in his wonderful blog Wait But Why has done some very deep digging into what's going on with artificial intelligence, and the outlook is unsettling, to say the least. Fair warning: the link below is for Part 1, which he published last Tuesday. Part 2 is up this Tuesday. You will probably either be sitting on the edge of your chair waiting for it, or in angry denial.