COVID19 may kill social security

The continued obsession on COVID19 is shining a bright light on this very fundamental fact: we are asking the young to sacrifice their future calendars for the sole sake of preserving the future calendars of the retirement-age group. Eventually, that light will shine on the massive qualitative difference of those calendars.

Machines learning nonsense that works

It is conceivable that our faith in science over observations could return the human condition to where it was at after the fall of the bronze age, only the mysterious monuments would need to be explained by even bigger giants.  The risk of this happening is significant even if it is unlikely.

Warp speed. Where to captain? Oh, that way.

This vaccine will become the largest human experiment in history.  Unlike science we were taught in school, this experiment has no control group, and the experiment will involve every living human in the country.    If it succeeds fantastically, we will avoid the loss of a few hundred thousand frail elderly people over the course of a few years.   If it fails, we may wipe out our civilization.

COVID19 Trolley Problem

The trolley problem we faced was that leaving this disease take its course would put at risk the lives of people who are mostly elderly or dealing with other conditions.   We chose to follow a different path that puts at risk the lives of the younger generation either through premature death or a greatly degraded quality of life than they would have if the choice had not been taken.

Noone is safe until everyone is sterilized

Our panicked government locked down non-essential opportunities that most benefit the younger populations.    The same government already has decided on a similar trade for a future vaccination program that will primarily impact the younger population and may not even apply to the older population.    We are frighteningly close to risking sterilizing our next generation to get this vaccine out.  We may have already made that decision with the first imposition of the lock-downs.