Bruce Sterling's annual State of the World address

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3 Responses to “Bruce Sterling's annual State of the World address”

  1. ohbejoyful says:

    I didn’t know this was an annual thing! Damn, now I’m going to have to search the archives and see how well his predictions held up.

  2. NicoleLeeWhite says:

    He seems rather excited about new things being like the ’80s.

  3. I previously only had peripheral knowledge of Sheldon Adelson – mainly as a punching bag during (and especially after) the presidential election. I always did kind of wonder where his fortune came from.

    Through this article, I now read his wikipedia page. Well, actually just the quick facts sheet, as that told me everything there was to know about what moral values he bases his decisions on:

    > Known for:
    Casino and hotel magnate

    Just to think that the state might now want more of his hard earned cash! If they gave him tax breaks, he could invest them in even more successful businesses! That are designed primarily and only to extract money from the gullible.

    If your fortune is built on tricking people into behaving like idiots, I guess it’s a logical conclusion that you feel as though you have the power to buy elections.

    Actually, the more I think about it, both things – his business success and outlandish appearance on the political stage – appear to be the same thing, really.

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