The Weekly Cynic

Ep.37 – The Virus, The Experts And The Social Experiment

7 months ago

Over The Last Few Weeks, As The Covid19 Outbreak Has Expanded, Our Social Media Experts, All Those Twitter Blue-Check-Marks, Have Been Retweeting, Ranting & Raving With Each Other, Blue Collar Schmucks And Even Bots.

They've Created Their Own Universe Of Mis-Information In Pursuit Of Burnishing Their Halos & Credentials.

Also, We Dive Into The Social Aspects Of The Covid19 Outbreak: #MeToo Movement/Social Distancing Effects On The Human Heart & Mind, The Surveillance State, Universal Basic Income, Climate Change, The Obliterated Job Market, The Future Of Work, Essential Work & Workers, Corporate Consolidation, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Your Vaccine Microchip And The Internet Of Things.

A Snarky, Sarcastic, Conspiratorial, Brutally Honest, And At Times, LOUD Conversation Ensues.

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Musical Intro: Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Segue Music: Crinoline Dreams by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3560-crinoline-dreams License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Works Cited:

https://twitter.com/ianbremmer/status/1240311248866004997

https://nypost.com/2020/03/19/amazon-looking-to-buy-four-fairway-stores/

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/spl/pennsylvania-new-jersey-unemployment-surge-coronavirus-20200319.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-17/wall-street-s-new-virtual-workplace-may-far-outlast-the-virus

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/20/before-the-coronavirus-telework-was-an-optional-benefit-mostly-for-the-affluent-few/?utm_source=pew+research+center&utm_campaign=9326b276aa-email_campaign_2020_03_20_01_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-9326b276aa-400757261

https://www.scmp.com/tech/e-commerce/article/3051597/chinas-e-commerce-giants-deploy-robots-deliver-orders-amid

https://roboticsandautomationnews.com/2020/02/22/china-buys-danish-robots-to-fight-coronavirus/30315/

https://onezero.medium.com/coronavirus-is-speeding-up-the-amazonification-of-the-planet-21cb20d16372

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/world/middleeast/israel-coronavirus-cellphone-tracking.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8131363/Apps-alert-users-children-cross-paths-people-infected-coronavirus.html

https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1239267152546467843?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1239267152546467843&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Ftechnology%2Fspanish-police-are-using-drones-yell-those-disobeying-quarantine

https://www.thelocal.dk/20200313/denmark-passes-far-reaching-emergency-coronavirus-law

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/18/bill-gates-addresses-coronavirus-fears-and-hopes-in-ama/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

https://id2020.org/faq

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