Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I can see for miles and miles and ......

As the song goes, "I can see for miles and miles and ......"  Sometimes I think that I can predict with pretty fair accuracy what events will unfold in our cultural stream.  Often in fact I am astounded at how accurate our predictions can be if we focus.  Here are the top 5 of my predictions 07/14/13:

1.)  Jesse Jackson Jr. will come out of prison with a book and movie deal that will wipe out his debt to his campaign fund and he will be once again farting through silk.  Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced For Defrauding Campaign

2.) After the month long crackdown in Egypt, things will not have settled down, but in fact will be worse.  This Egyptian conflict will stretch out at least into the spring of 2014.  Egyptian Security Forces Clear Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins, Dozens Dead (UPDATED) Egyptian Police Clear Brotherhood Sit-Ins, at cost of Scores of deaths, injuries

3.)  With all the uproar about privacy and security and balance, the scale will tip toward security in the near and distant future.  Other security considerations, such as "food security," "internet security," and "financial security" will override any privacy concerns and the American public will bend over as NSA and others bend the rules. 
Google Sends Clear Message: There’s No Privacy on Gmail ,and   Restore Honor and Pardon Edward Snowden  and Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies

4.) As an ex-prison worker I might suggest that the new series on Netflix will be recognized for the silly lightweight bullshit piece of crap it really is.  It is full of low hanging fruit replete with crudely presented stereotypes and hackneyed writing.  Silly, stupid and just write for the audience it might reach, this series, Orange is the New Black, will be rewarded for being a piece of doo doo by accolades from a public starved for anything just a little different than the vanillla poo served up by the networks and cable.  The Real Story Behind ‘Orange is the New Black’

5.)  Drones will become an increasing part of our culture for the near and distant future.  Drones are here to stay.  From pollinating flowers to spying on our industrial competitors the technology of drone surveillance and actions will continue to grow and is "here to stay."  Better get used to it.  Air Force's New Idea for Spying on China: Swarms of Tiny Bug Drones