Thinking Progressive with Ron Rivers
#47 The President is Dead. What next? (A hypothetical)

#47 The President is Dead. What next? (A hypothetical)

October 4, 2020

A hypothetical evaluation of the moments following the death of a president. Does this moment of silence give us new opportunities?

#46 Bitcoin, Inequity, & the Future w/ Simon Tang & Joe Saz

#46 Bitcoin, Inequity, & the Future w/ Simon Tang & Joe Saz

August 18, 2020

Bitcoin enthusiasts and investors claim that BTC is the future of currency, but how can that be true when the wealthy are already hoarding it? We explore this topic in depth.  Guests Simon Tang (@SimonSTang) and Joe Saz (@Joe_Saz).

#45 Crisis is here, what comes next?

#45 Crisis is here, what comes next?

August 4, 2020

Data trends are suggesting that the economic crisis is reaching a tipping point here in the United States.  If my predictions are accurate and reach the threshold, there is unlikely to be any feasible plan for recovery for a significant number of Americans.  We'll explore these statistics to prepare ourselves better to fight against the tide.

#44 Returning to the Woods

#44 Returning to the Woods

July 7, 2020

Connecting the dots between ancient humanity's quest for transcendent life and our own present day struggles.  There are no answers here, only observations, questions, and commitment.

#43 Breaking Free From Facebook

#43 Breaking Free From Facebook

June 23, 2020

Exploring my personal struggle to leave Facebook. It should be easy, but there are many reasons it's not. If you've ever considered it my story may help you choose one direction or another.  Intro Music: Akira the Don - Hero's Journey Type Beat

#42 Progressive Strategies:  Artificial Intelligence

#42 Progressive Strategies: Artificial Intelligence

June 16, 2020

Exploring progressive political strategies surrounding administrative artificial intelligence.  Pulling information from several studies and sources to develop ways of thinking and approaching artificial intelligence legislation in 2020 and beyond. 

  Source documents available at https://ronrivers.com

 

 

#41 Riots, Police, and ending the Crisis Cycle

#41 Riots, Police, and ending the Crisis Cycle

June 9, 2020

Did you know that in 2012 Professor Peter Turchin predicted the 2020 civil unrest?  We'll explore the aggressive police response to the protests, our successful history of riots, and how we can end our reliance on crisis to create change. 

#40 Neo Jesus Where Are You?

#40 Neo Jesus Where Are You?

June 2, 2020
Society is burning, but what will rise from the ashes? Do we need a new messiah to show us the way? Where is Neo Jesus?  We'll examine the upcoming transcendent spiritual transformation technology will bring and how it will impact humanity.
#39 Three Option Theory: Deconditioning Duopoly

#39 Three Option Theory: Deconditioning Duopoly

May 26, 2020

Exploring the process and benefits of considering everything from three perspectives. Includes reflections on why history makes this difficult.

#38 Progressing Education in the COVID Era

#38 Progressing Education in the COVID Era

May 18, 2020

COVID-19 presents educators with new challenges and opportunities.  We'll explore how we can use digital learning to radically transform education in the U.S. and why we should. 

 

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