Flo Rida + The Machine. Now what?

It’s harder now than ever to come up with truly original ideas.

Or, rather, it’s the same level of difficulty to come up with those ideas, but it’s easier than ever to find out your idea wasn’t original at all. All it takes is a quick Google search to find out thousands of other people have already come up with the same thing.

Or, if you’re too lazy to do even that, you can just tweet it and people can quickly point out how unoriginal you are. Continue reading

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Creating history: how to succeed in the future of politics

Last time on Soft-Core Sophistry, we talked about Brendan Eich stepping down as the CEO of Mozilla two weeks after being appointed to the position, due to pressure from the internet concerning his 2008 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8.

Today we follow up that story with lessons we can learn about what the future holds.

And then we’ll see if there’s a way we can profit from it. Continue reading