US Elections Taught Me a Lesson About Technological Singularity

Postal ballots and manual counting have a hidden message

The Maverick Files
Nov 7, 2020 · 5 min read
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The technological singularity — also, simply, the singularity— is a hypothetical point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization.

Yet, here we are in 2020, and I am going to claim that we’ll probably not achieve any such thing as Singularity in the next few centuries, or even ever.

The World of Mail-In Ballots and Manual Counting

Google Search for US Elections — Screen Capture by Author

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Wait, Why Don’t We Have Online Voting?

In a crisis, voting by mail remains the far safer option.

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Thinker, finance professional, loving husband, a doting dad, fitness enthusiast! MBA in Finance & Marketing and Comp. Science Engineer. www.themaverickfiles.com

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Thinker, finance professional, loving husband, a doting dad, fitness enthusiast! MBA in Finance & Marketing and Comp. Science Engineer. www.themaverickfiles.com

Technology Hits

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