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2020 Jacks


Hey guys, here’s this year’s pumpkins I gone and made. Ronja made the left-most one. Next year I need to remember to buy a carving kit, as I can only do so much with a knife.

Trick-or-treating was cancelled this year – not only is coronavirus skyrocketing in the UK again, the weather has been pretty stormy. We cooked pumpkin pie, cupcakes, and soup, roasted the seeds, ate cheap candy, and started playing Alien Isolation. The usual Halloween stuff for us.

The government is getting ready for another month-long lockdown to hopefully save Christmas. But unlike the previous lockdown, they’re still leaving schools and some other things open, so it’ll be curious to see if they make it in time. Either way, I’m sure there’s gonna be a huge surge in cases in January.

If you want to hear something really scary, I’ll repeat some doomer thoughts that I posted on Twitter earlier:

2020 isn’t a series of accidents, it’s a series of predictable man-made disasters that we saw coming and did nothing about. This is a sign of things to come, and 2020 could very well be the best year of this coming decade.

Coronavirus may never go way. Climate-change-fuelled natural disasters will become more frequent. More and more jobs will be automated, and young people will either be unable to find jobs, or never be able to retire as pensions are cut. The wealth gap will continue increase and the poor will be blamed for all problems.

We won’t get UBI, or a Green New Deal, or any improved public services. Three or four big companies will own all communications and media platforms, and control information access at will. Propaganda bots will pass the Turing test, and unlimited fake news will be created for free. Governments will fight this with ever increasing surveillance. The trends are pointing towards a Black Mirror dystopia.

Progress isn't guaranteed. Keeping your rights, privileges and health isn't guaranteed.

Happy Halloween!

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Dude this is so astonishing good it hurts

So spooky. There's a fine quality of craftsmanship here. Man, it must have been kickass to see those around the house on halloween. Anyway, great job!

uhip, nice!

Alien Isolation hmm, something to get into these seasonal days then... and regarding this man-made pandemic, it definitely is, but what the motive is - if there was one initially, and how according to plan everything's gone so far... that's the big question. It's really up to us how we tackle a potential new world order. Nothing can be forced upon a majority that disagrees. Despairing but thoughtful predictions of a potential future dystopia there, I see the same dangers, but at the same time it'd be possible for good to come of this too, for example if robots take care of everything in an ideal future we'd be able to pursue our passions fully; not need to worry about making money to sustain ourselves with regard to food and such... money wouldn't need to be a currency. We'd be able to evolve past our stage of trading-with-goods to just... living in unison. Capable of striving for even greater things; co-existing peacefully! Of course doesn't seem like we, as a whole, will ever let such a utopia come to fruition but... there's potential too...

Happy Halloween Matt! Awesome pumpkins! And hopefully the future's slightly brighter!


i like the 5th pumpkin

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