We're well into the new year now, and we're optimistic about the future with cheap fuel prices and a somewhat rosy outlook on various economic indicators. Just a few years ago, some folks were seriously concerned about The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) with the world teetering on the edge of economic ruin. If you're still one of these pessimists, here are a few links on the end of the world. For the rest of you, it may be amusing to check out some Malthusian scenarios.
If you're looking forward to Halloween, it's coming up in a couple days -- and there will probably be plenty of zombies roaming around your front lawn (if you have a front lawn). Just give them some candy when they come to your door, and they'll go away. If they keep coming back, start handing out rolls of pennies, maybe? Here are a few zombie-related links to help you prepare for this Wednesday.
I wonder if Jack Thompson would like to weigh in on the debate... My favorite line: "The games all make it seem deceptively simple. I mean, in the future, a kid's not going to be able to kill a six-foot irradiated beetle just by pressing a few buttons. He's going to have to get down there with an axe, and hack and hack and hack." Indeed. Violent video games need to be even more real. Otherwise, we're all doomed.