In the Future, Laid-Off IBM Employees Relocated to China, Russia or Other “Developing Markets” Will Regret Not Knowing History

In the future, laid-off Canadian and U.S. IBM employees who agree to the company’s “Project Match” offer of a job in “developing markets” like China, Brazil, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Arab Emirates will wish they had read The Forsaken: an American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia by Tim Tzouliadis. The chapter on “Fordizatsia” — Ford workers relocating to the USSR during “Great Depression I” — is especially interesting. In general, the book documents many U.S. citizens ending up in Gulags or dead, and the U.S. government doing nothing about it despite being fully aware.

As the saying goes, “History will repeat itself until we learn the lesson”.

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In the Future, Flying Cars Will Become Commonplace. High-Rise Condos Will Become Slums As Rich Move Underground for Safety.

Belaire Condominium [New York City], 12 October 2006, after being hit by a small aircraft

Belaire Condominium, [New York City] 12 October 2006, after being hit by a small aircraft. Image Source: Wikipedia. (Click Here for Main Article.)

Fortunately,

“An aircraft that can replace the automobile is still an object of fantasy and speculation. Such a flying car would have to be very easy to fly safely and be able to operate from driveways and parking lots with little or no special preparation.” (Source: Wikipedia, emphasis added.)

See also:

  • “Small, fixed-wing planes have been banned from flying along the East River in New York City unless the pilot is in contact with air traffic control, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The announcement comes two days after a plane carrying New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle above the East River slammed into a skyscraper.” Source: CBS/AP, October 13, 2006

This post is dedicated to the memory of New York Yankees baseball pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor Tyler Stanger. May we learn the lessons and remember.


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