It’s Time for a New Conservative Movement

Of all the people who felt shaken by last year’s election, conservatives might have been the hardest hit. Like a tornado ripping through town, Trumpism caught masses of conservatives off guard, people who felt safe and established and are now left homeless, unable to recognize their own community. I grew up …

Celebrity power could transform our politics

This week, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the collection of celebrity heavyweights threatening to run for President. As I’ve mentioned in several pieces, I think that Trump has broken down the barrier between celebrity and politics in way that has dangerous implications. In a piece at Forbes today I digest several of these ideas down into a single theme.

Challenge and opportunity in AI

At a fundamental level our challenge is not Vladimir Putin or Communism or Capitalism or terrorism or crime. Survival for us depends on winning the same race won by our ancestors, a race to adapt our bodies, our cultures and our technologies to emerging demands before those demands overtake us.