Friday, June 8, 2012

Signs of the times

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter
 • The latest internet scam threatens people with death. Yep, these eMail messages claim that the sender has been paid to kill you but he will cancel the contract if you pay him a large sum of money. And you were worried about someone getting your Facebook password.

 • Canadians say that 59% of the responsibility for ensuring they have a financially secure retirement lies with themselves. They see the rest of the pie being shared among the government (19%), their employer (10%), another family member (8%) or their financial advisor (5%), according to the quarterly RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index conducted by Ipsos Reid.

• A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning of a planet-wide tipping point. “The data suggests that there will be a reduction in biodiversity and severe impacts on much of what we depend on to sustain our quality of life, including, for example, fisheries, agriculture, forest products and clean water. This could happen within just a few generations.”

• A 1967 RAND Corporation forecast predicted that 21st century housewives would be able to choose between robots or trained apes for cleaning, gardening, and chauffeuring chores.
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

1 comment:

  1. The only trained ape in our house appears to!