Daily Readings 08-18-2018

By: The Cynical Economist
Published: August 18th, 2018

25 Highest Paying Jobs in America – 

MIT Computer Model Predicts Dramatic Drop In Quality Of Life To 2020, “End Of Civilization” By 2040 – 

An apocalyptic computer model, processed by one of the world’s largest computers in 1973, has predicted the end of civilization  by 2040.

The prediction came from a programme nicknamed World One, which was developed by a team of MIT researchers and processed by Australia’s largest computer.

It was originally devised by computer pioneer Jay Forrester, after he was tasked by the Club of Rome to develop a model of global sustainability.

However, the shocking result of the computer calculations showed that the level of pollution and population would cause a global collapse by 2040.

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources – 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

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