19 October 2021

Ten years ago today, I became a Canadian citizen: A wishlist ...

I wish we were kinder to our our Indigenous neighbours.
I wish we would abandon the monarchy.
I wish we stopped selling real estate to foreign investors.
I wish people stopped going to the U.S. to buy gasoline and milk.
I wish we drove smaller cars.
I wish people would get their CoViD vaccinations. 
I wish people stopped complaining about taxes. 
I wish higher education were free but hard.
I wish we refrained from doing business with thug nation states.
I wish we had a smarter doctor training and retention system. 

To be continued.

14 October 2021

On the smartphone

If I were an evil man, I would create a machine that keeps people busy and stupid. I would call it the smartphone. Then I would create the app store. And then Candy Crush. And then I would charge people for using it. Not much, just a little. Or just a little of their attention towards the advertisement space I sell. If I were an evil man.