Ep. 86: The Very NEAR Future (Pondering 2018)
We have survived the no-good terrible very bad 2017. Now we have to deal with 2018 which is sure to be filled with bullshit as well. This week we're reviewing 2017 (briefly) and taking a long look at the predictions for 2018 in the realms of both policy and tech. We also clarify our perspective on Jeff Sessions--we feel like he hates ALL people of color, not just black folks.
Next week: We're discussing STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. So be sure to have watched it by the time you listen to the podcast, because we are not about that spoiler life.
Sources from this week:
All the things on the line for your vote in 2018: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/2/16795804/elections-2018-midterms-consequences
Republicans to hate the poors even more in 2018: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/gop-eyes-post-tax-cut-changes-to-welfare-medicare-and-social-security/?utm_term=.155ab9b77680
The Week's 2018 Tech Predictions: http://www.theweek.co.uk/90349/tech-trends-2018-what-to-expect-over-the-next-12-months
Fortune's 2018 Tech Predictions (Warning: One of the most irritating auto-playing-ads websites on the interwebs: http://fortune.com/2017/12/26/4-technology-trends-2018/