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January 1, 1983
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  1. 2024, thoughts on the future

    01 January 2024 - 08:42 AM

    Happy New Year all (Pacific Standard Time). Haven't written here for a while, though I still drift through. No new year resolutions this year except to survive. I am surprised where we have come in the last 40 odd years I have lived. Compared to the 80s, this world has proven itself not just crazy but batshit insane (but only because I am finally learning the way things really are). And I don't know whether to be optimistic or pessimistic or both. In 2000, there was hoopla about the Y2K bug crashing everything and the silly themed glasses finally had two side by side 0s for eyeholes. In 2012, the big thing was the Mayan apocalypse and debates as to whether it meant the world changing into something new or just flat out ending. But this year, I think we are going to see some shit.

    I think the Palestinian genocide is finally going to mobilize the general western world public to truly fight the current Western powers-that-be. I know that for me, watching time this genocide in real-time on the social media platforms and learning history I had never known (e.g. USS Liberty 1967), is changing my life course. Late to the party, but trying to be active.

    I wonder how AI is going to surface in the coming year, especially since I suspect a fully aware AI exists and is likely already out in the interwebs. And even if not, I feel like for good or for bad, new challenges have been completely unlocked by having this new computational and analytical technology. I already am seeing it impacting my career dramatically.

    I think this year could be the year something finally pushes the climate over the edge, like the AMOC (Atlantic meridional overturning circulation) fully collapsing. It's hard to tell how much out there is catastrophizing and how much is understated.

    And obviously, as an American, I think that this very well could be the last year of the USA. I do think T rump will get fully convicted (beyond what is already sticking to him) and maybe even thrown off enough state ballots to truly bar him from the election. And likewise, I don't think Biden stands a chance after what he has done in the Palestinian genocide. It is likely America will limp along if both these old farts are removed from the ballot and newer candidates are thrown into the mix, but this isn't even acknowledging the deeper rot in the Congress, Supreme Court, and state governments (not to mention all other levels of the American government) nor acknowledging the deep rifts in the populace itself.

    Has everyone forgot about the aliens btw? I mean wtf....

    All told, here is to riding the wave of 2024 and hoping not to fall in and drownPosted Image. I appreciate this forum greatly, even if I rarely pop up. Good luck out there and happy new year.


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    31 Mar 2024 - 03:17
    Eh, same old, thanks. How about you?
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    29 Mar 2024 - 07:57
    Hey mate
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    01 Jan 2024 - 06:01
    happy birthday dude, hope you had a good Xmas and have a safe and happy silly season. All the best fore 2024
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    05 Mar 2023 - 01:19
    Sorry to hear you're separated, but hope you're doing better for it. Happy to hear you're enjoying being back on the west coast. I'm pretty much the same, not much variation or drama in my life, which is just the way I like it. :)
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    24 Feb 2023 - 23:43
    How's things G?
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    01 Jan 2023 - 01:21
    happy another one dude
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    09 Aug 2022 - 12:12
    Hey Hubba Hubba. Yeah same old same old here thanks. Everyone's getting the winter cold/flu here, I'm just having a mild version. Public holiday tomorrow so this guy is spending it in bed or on Netflix in the PJs (pyjamas).
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    16 Jul 2022 - 14:57
    Where you at Gusty?
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    31 Dec 2021 - 16:23
    that time again, best wishes for 2022 mate
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    31 Dec 2020 - 14:34
    and again
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    31 Dec 2019 - 14:45
    Another year down. And up. So to speak. Hope yours was a good one, and this one is even better. Happy fake birthday Gusty mate
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    Gust Hubb 

    03 Jan 2019 - 22:18
    Thanks man.
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    01 Jan 2019 - 06:39
    Happy birthday Dr Hubb.
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    03 Sep 2016 - 17:07
    Yebo baba, life has changed a lot but I still have a habit of checking this forum and reading some posts that seem interesting. How are you?
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    13 Oct 2014 - 04:39
    The weird thing is I lurk everyday <>_<> Always here. Always watching. Silent... silent...
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