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Monday, April 19, 2010

  Fighting poverty via SPAM

I don't get a lot of spam these days, but a few slip through. This one from this morning cheered me obscurely, as it was different from the usual stuff.

It set me to daydreaming of a world-wide poverty fighting team, equipped with ATM cards with giant balances, in the field, doing good, where-ever they could, air-dropping into troubled areas...

A next generation, post-modern, post-internet set of superheroes, working undercover, anonymously, to make the world a better place.

It would be nice, if it were true... cost-effective, too, if whatever was identifying the ATM recipients was actually researching the backgrounds they had, and otherwise keeping the staff at HQ low to non-existent. Maybe they'd built up an AI, that did all the research work.

Perhaps I'll write some fiction along these lines, one day...



Think, for example, of what kind of good this poverty fighting team could have done, instead of bailing out the Banksters of Wall Street, in places where people make less than a dollar a day. Worldwide - Malaria - cured. Social diseases, reduced. Hunger, solved. Education, improved.

Ah, well. Back to banging the rocks together this morning.

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I think David is a complete idiot!
Yeah he is living in my home in Nicaragua and trying to take it over.Well good luck David, maybe you should get a real job, so you can build your own home instead of trying to steal mine.
 
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