March 14, 2019
Happy almost Friday, internet! It’s finally the end of the week and this is Toms’ Take.
The last few days I’ve been unknowingly realizing how much I’ve integrated technology into my life. It struck me yesterday; how much screen time I really have, how universally connected so many devices are. (The skeptical anticipation of 5G!) Just in general pondering some pluses and minuses of being “plugged in.”
I found myself landing on this question: why did it take me so long to catch up to the times?! But really,
is technology and AI good or bad for humanity? After my imagination ran off on some Elon Musk inspired, postfuture, singularity stuff I think I reached a rational conclusion. Robots and tech can definitely help us. If it’s done right.
In my day-to-day, technology has allowed me to keep up relationships from any distance, pursue creative and professional interests, as well as free up my time from more mundane tasks. That’s not to say I don’t scroll away mindlessly sometimes; but you know... it happens. Anyway, imagine how beneficial it could be integrating technology and AI on such a massive scale! Weird stuff, who knows what could happen in the future.
March 12, 2019
Possible gas tax increase, once again.
Say sorry to your wallets Columbus. Jack Marchbanks, Director of Ohio Department of Transportation, introduced the new transportation budget proposal and with it he also suggested an 18-cent per gallon tax. Governor Mike DeWine says he supports this, claiming that the money can be used to fix and maintain roads and bridges. I think we can all agree that that’s good. But the 28-cents currently to 46-cents per gallon sounds crazy! Maybe you could just drive a Prius instead…
March 8, 2019
Do you even lift bro?
Last weekend Columbus hosted the 30th annual Arnold Sports Festival downtown with most events at the Convention Center and some at the Ohio Expo Center. Like every year before it the hype gets way more real! 2019 brought in an estimated 22,000 competitors to Columbus to throw down on over 80 different sports and events. That’s a huge deal when you compare the four days of sweat and iron we just saw, to the events humble begin as a one-day bodybuilding competition.
And if that’s not another example of the growth and prosperity I see in Columbus, I don’t know what is!
March 7, 2019
What’s up Cbus! My name’s Tom and this is my Take Thursday.
Today I’m grateful to be introducing my first post on the Underground; a weekly blog where I’ll go off on who-knows-what, every Thursday.
Stay tuned for other posts during the week on the current who, what, when, where and whys of Columbus events and hot local artists. Being a transplant from CT means I have a lot of Columbus to experience and I’m hype to share some of the adventures with you.