Wine and Dime #0028
I’ve long had disdain for baby boomers as a population, but this article does a great job of capturing my whine: “Baby boomers have been a disaster for America, and Trump is their biggest mistake yet”. Baby boomers (at least in Australia) spent their youth lapping up full employment, free healthcare, and free education all the while treating the world like a toilet. Now they’re spending their dotage deconstructing the very institutions that gave them such a comfortable life.
This is truly amazing: “Google AI invents its own cryptographic algorithm; no one knows how it works”. I know I don’t have a flying car yet, but that opening paragraph definitely reads like something from the future.
And speaking of flying cars … well, almost. Watch this demo of someone commanding a Tesla Model S using an Amazon Echo. Wow.
This is the last Whine and Dime for 2016, and also the last one for now. I’ll continue to post on Twitter and Tumblr from time to time, but full-time work takes up so much time that I just can’t do this at the quality and frequency that it needs. Have a great holiday break, and all the best for 2017.