Baghdad is still a city in a state of emergency. The first street-sweeping vehicle only recently came into service. The roads are still littered with the burned-out remains of wrecked cars, and every 160 feet or so there are heavily armed guards sitting on old office chairs, in tanks or under makeshift shelters. In the wealthy district of Mansur, the ruins of a car bomb are being cleared up. A few blocks further on, a man is polishing the windows of the new Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler showroom. While the exodus from the Christian quarters continues unabated, sidewalks are piled high with cardboard boxes that once contained fridges, cooling fans, boilers and flatscreen TVs.
Instead of fear, his delusions bring him cheer. His psychiatrist embraces them.
A new generation of leaders is forging a path for 21st-century capitalism that’s both profitable and socially responsible.
When ancient humans stared into the darkness, they imagined monsters. Today, staring into the future, AI is the monster.
The sooner you can admit what’s swimming beneath the surface, the sooner you can improve your life.