@johngordon did Malthus ever assume climate failure? Granted he did not know how much food we would learn to squeeze out of the arable acres but...things are going to happen faster now after a long pause for his predictions.
@johngordon To me, this indicts the erosion of public education, a former rich "commons" the US provided itself. I don't know what is wrong with us that we actually want to slip from knowledge back into the darkness of tribal and unchallenged believing.
@clarkgoble I can't believe the claimed frequency of updates. I do most of my land buying and site planning with heavy use of Google satellite imagery and find it woefully late, years late, in reporting changes that I verify on foot.
@indigo @jeremycherfas The politics are decaying in UK and USA, the weather is going to hell nearly everywhere. But Canada dumped a corporation captive PM for Trudeau and may be the last habitable spot where some English is still spoken [www.google.com].
@johngordon do you know if the behavior matches the brief spate of saying NO to everything in a more typical development, e.g. "terrible twos". I like to think we as a society [not speaking for affected parents] see development delayed as devlpmnt denied.
@johngordon way more questions than answers there. "productivity" is calculated from the measurable economy but several forces wring families out of the economy. Does "productivity" include selling your flatscreen on e-bay or your car on craigslist?
@johngordon I think an old worry is now bearing fruit: Creativity and pulling in ideas from barely related contexts [still difficult for AIs] will offer the job opportunities of the future but for far fewer of us. The social aspects of work will warp.