On masks, face shields, and vaccines: humans becoming extraterrestrials

The image reminds me of extra-terrestrial aliens in space suits walking in an alien world that has some kind of toxic atmosphere.   These are humans.   This is no longer their planet.   They are temporarily stranded on this alien world and hope that science will bring in their rescue ships, probably in the form of some kind of consciousness upload into an Internet cloud.

Laughing at Taking History Seriously

My last post was risible.    There is more to the present than concern about what it will look like in the historical record. There is certainly more to intelligence than having that concern.    We are as likely to laugh at history and with good reason. YouTube includes abundant examples of historical misfortunes uploaded…