Tuesday Trends

the Metaverse is having a moment, how political polarization will be the US' downfall

August 3, 2021

A quick update on my nieces, they're doing much better.

the Metaverse's moment

The Zuck has stated that Facebook will be a Metaverse company, this comes on the heels of Roblox stating they're building the Metaverse, and Microsoft too. Apple is rumored to be launching an Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality headset soon, which will undoubtedly launch the Metaverse into the stratosphere of tech hype and every goddamn startup in 2022 is going to be a Metaverse startup.

If you're asking yourself what the Metaverse is, I got you covered.

I wrote about it last October here: Guide to the Metaverse in 15 Minutes

Google trends for the Metaverse, with projection by yours truly

And later when I wrote about Roblox here: Roblox is disruptive innovation

Roblox is an interesting company, check them out

Political Polarization and the evolving nature of sovereignty

This series on the fracture of the US has been dominating my writing lately, but it's been interesting to stick with an idea and keep researching and writing. In sticking with it I also have time to ruminate on how it connects to other things I've written. More on that in future pieces.

This week I published the part of the section on why the US will fracture.

In short:
1. the US is polarized
2. it's because of our two-party system, political strategy, & the media
3. changing our two-party system is unlikely
4. government becomes gridlocked, inept
5. fracture

The second part of the essay explores the changing nature of sovereignty due to the rise of supranational organizations, which changes the calculations on whether secession is worth it or not.
Hint: it makes secession likely

For the full article go here

Bonus: Living underground

Hobbits, earthships, the 70's oil crises, and now global warming all have one thing in common, living underground

a hobbit home

Check out an interesting article on how we might all live in the ground in the future

Well, not completely in the ground, built partially in the ground

a house built into a hill, an earthship

The future of politics

Are you tired of this fracture series yet? I might take a break and write some other posts for a week or two, then come back to it.

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy

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