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Humanoids Series by Jack Williamson

Humanoids Series by Jack Williamson
The three books below make a lovely series worth your time. If, however, you only have a scant amount of time, the first one will suffice. It is quite short, a novelette really, but very good. The idea sprang from the atomic bombings of WWII but the theme isn't about that. It's about how technology we invent for good purposes can go wrong. How something done because we feel it was necessary, even ...
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Senate Report on Hunter Biden

Joe and Hunter Biden blacked gloved and pointing
Hunter Biden could do corrupt business all day long and that isn't a reflection his dad. I won't judge a parent based on the actions of their adult son. That means it is important for me, not to know what  Hunter did, but to know what the role of then Vice President Joe Biden was. Not only what Joe Biden may have done, but what he may have failed to do when he should have acted. Did he pull stri...
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Too Ugly, Too Transgender, Too Ethnic or Not Ethnic Enough? There Could be a Pill for That!

Ugly orc is ugly
This paper was shared with me by Club Platypus visitor Simon Stiel. It explores the idea of a "high tech" method that would make people attracted to people they are not currently attracted to. High tech could mean a pill, shot, brain surgery, or genetic manipulation. Why do this? The paper reads, "my case for attraction-expanding technology is grounded in individuals’ prudential interests, as we...
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