Numbers

2030 ET Numerology

The reason I launched my “Race to 40!” challenge on May 25th instead of May 26th is that I specifically wanted 32 days to accomplish the challenge. It was important for me that the timeframe to achieve my goals should be thirty-two days and not thirty-one days or 1 month. Why “32”? What is the significance?

The significance has to do with numerology. A character in my 2030 ET story has a fascination with numbers. The character is Solomon Raind, the father of the protagonist, Arthur Raind.

The very unique property of the number “32” is that it is the sum of the first three primes to the power of themselves. Read the post to find out more about what this means according to Solomon Raind!

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Probability Robots will Take Your Job

Prediction: The Inevitability of Unconditional Basic Income

Today is the first of my “Prediction Saturday Series” posts. I intend to use these posts to put forward a prediction about the near future, e.g. 15 – 20 years from now.

My prediction for this week is the inevitability of an unconditional basic income; that is, that everyone will be paid a subsistence wage by the government irrespective of whether they work or not.

Tomorrow (June 5th, 2016), will be the first test of my prediction when the citizens of Switzerland will vote on providing an unconditional 2,500 Swiss Franks a month (about the same amount in US Dollars) to each of its citizens, regardless of work, wealth or their social contribution. Opinion polls suggest the referendum will be heavily defeated, and my prediction will not hold up at the first test. That is perfectly understandable as the conditions are not right for unconditional basic income as yet; but in 15 – 20 years’ time, they will be.

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2030 ET Silhouette

A Surprise: Early Concept Art for my 2030 ET Novella

Today I have the pleasure of revealing to you a surprise with regards to my 2030 ET novella project. I’ve been keeping this surprise under wraps for two months. Apart from a very few (i.e. less than 10) close friends and family members, I’ve told no one about this. It’s been a struggle, not spilling the beans, as I am so excited about the surprise 🙂

Ladies and gents, without further delay, I would like to introduce you to the first sketch produced by a professional illustrator for 2030 ET.

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