Steven Spierer, 2/4/17

First, Carrie Fisher was regarded as a “Key Human” in efforts to build on the Star Wars investment and so when she died the Walt Disney Company was glad they had 50 Million Dollars in life insurance on her. But does Disney really get all that money? Then, Kurt Vonnegut said “Machines are to practically everybody what white men were to Indians”. Steve interviews Robert Colvile, author of The Great Acceleration: How The World is Getting Faster, Faster. Finally, Vera Rubin died on Christmas Day. She made some of the greatest contributions to the professional lives of women in America, but at what cost?