Artificial intelligence can now produce artwork that rivals anything created by a human hand. But many fear how this newly developed technology will be wielded, and what effects things like deepfakes will have on our already fractured political environment.
Conservatives tend to be rural, uneducated, older, and white, while liberals tend to be younger, live in cities, have college educations, and come from different racial and ethnic backgrounds — and those differences are only hardening with time.
The rise of authoritarianism around the world, and the solidarity shown between authoritarian leaders, have many supporters of democracy worried.
Cha Sa-soon, an elderly woman who failed the South Korean driver’s test 960 times and spent over $10,000 taking and retaking the test, now holds the world’s record for most failed attempts. But she has nothing on the Republican Party, which keeps failing simple tests of decency.
If, as is entirely likely, Trump wins the GOP nomination in 2024, Republicans will line up obediently behind him, ready to go down in flames again as a sacrifice to their angry god.
Younger people may have been the deciding factor in many races, and while this fact has humbled the Republican Party, the Republicans will not change because they cannot alienate angry old people, who are the only Americans who reliably support the GOP.
Productivity and the number of jobless people actively looking for work are falling—except among immigrants.
In a country as politically divided as the United States, the indecisive and easily swayed “swing voters”—many of whom are closeted right-wing conservatives to begin with—will always overrule more principled and well-informed voters.