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Mitch Wagner
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Monkey at a keyboard, Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief
Monkey at a keyboard, Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief

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I am staying at the Treasure Island hotel. So far, nobody is talking like a pirate.
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A 46-year-old American woman travels to China to meet her husband in an arranged marriage. Read by Kyra Sedgwick.
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In Star Trek, humanity has reached abundance. Thanks to scientific progress and good governance, the Federation has overcome the social ills commonly associated with the uneven distribution of material wealth. The citizens of the Federation no longer work to sustain and provide for themselves — they find meaning in more elevated pursuits.
 
Roddenberry's Star Trek was "above all, a critique of Robert Heinlein"
https://boingboing.net/2016/06/07/roddenberrys-star-trek-was.html
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Finland is experimenting with guaranteed basic income -- paying the poor a fixed sum every month, no strings attached.

http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-finnish-experiment/
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For companies like Equifax, massive data breaches are just a manageable cost of doing business.
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What message would you send? I went with, “The pods are hatching! Save yourself! Run for the mountains!”
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[At Las Vegas airport] I’m sorry my body was in the way of your swinging computer bag, Mr. In a Hurry Guy.
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Getting up before 5:30 am means it gets to be 9 am and you're already ready for lunch.
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