Danny Dorling really is an ass

The general slowdown we are living through is advantageous. Recognising this requires us to shift our fundamental view of change, innovation and discovery as unalloyed benefits. We need to stop expecting ceaseless technological revolutions.

We’re in the middle of the digital revolution – which really is changing everything – and this ass wants us to believe that technological change is slowing?

17 thoughts on “Danny Dorling really is an ass”

  1. “We need to stop expecting ceaseless technological revolutions,” except in the fields of medicine and biology where I desperately want a vaccine and/or cure.

    Fixed that for him.

  2. More than anything, Dorling seems to know nothing about people. People enjoy trying new things and new ways of doing things, solving problems etc. Is it time for a mass purge of geography departments?

  3. Reminds me of Ritchie’s famous blogpost in which he said there was no new technology. He got taken apart in the comments and – amazingly – admitted he was wrong.

    https://www.t*xresearch.org.uk/Blog/2017/08/25/when-new-technology-becomes-old-and-theres-nothing-to-replace-it/

    The far left downplay new technology because they want a North Korea/Cuba style state in which the state controls everything. There are no innovations in communist societies (except perhaps in torture techniques).

  4. Stick him in a primitive preserve where the scum can chase his dinner down.

    I’d bet on the rabbit.

  5. Well, true in a way. Fifty years ago without modern medical technology or the internet, no one would have noticed CV except a few medical statisticians observing a spike in the susceptibility of the extremely elderly to respiratory diseases.

  6. Squawkbox, there isn’t a spike in respiratory disease this year. Nobody in the UK would have recognised a new virus. The NHS? DMMFL. Your GP is looking for horses, not zebras. The organisation itself will smother any attempt to recognise a new disease among winter respiratory disease. We had a lot of persistent cough after flu-like symptoms here in Oxfordshire during December. Our GP correctly recognised a viral rather than bacterial infection. And said there was no treatment for it, go home and wait for it to get better. The GP, and the NHS, was not looking for anything new.

  7. Andrew M,

    ““We need to stop expecting ceaseless technological revolutions,” except in the fields of medicine and biology where I desperately want a vaccine and/or cure.”

    And the one about every office worker using video conferencing.

    Rail is never going to be the same again. HS2 will be dead when people see the permanent damage to season ticket sales after this.

  8. Rhoda, I entirely agree with you. Just making the point that without a few medical statisticians satisfying their curiosity no one would have noticed Harold Shipman killing off his elderly patients because he liked to watch them die like the man in the Johnny Cash song.

  9. Rhoda, Interesting you say that. I had ‘a heavy cold’, man flu in the first /second week of December and I still get the odd ache in my chest. Do you have anymore info???

  10. @Diogenes
    Is it time for a mass purge of geography departments?

    Geographers can be useful, but social geographers (like Dorling) should be put up against the wall. Not only are they studying a non-subject, but they are using it to promote their Marxian agenda.

  11. squawkbox,

    “Just making the point that without a few medical statisticians satisfying their curiosity no one would have noticed Harold Shipman killing off his elderly patients because he liked to watch them die like the man in the Johnny Cash song.”

    That’s not at all what happened. It was a mortician at a funeral parlour who flagged him up. She noticed how often he was giving her forms to be countersigned for a cremation and went to the coroner.

    This was investigated by the police and nothing found, but even then, even though the NHS could have looked at his data and seen a huge death rate, he carried on working. Maybe the guy wasn’t a murderer, but they could have seen he was killing a lot more old women, so maybe suspend him.

    And what did for him was a sloppy forgery of a will that was noticed by a victim’s daughter.

    The statisticians only produced the charts after the event.

  12. Addolff, nothing other than anecdotal, but I had that and ended up with a persistent cough. Nothing unusual about that, but it wouldn’t go away for about three weeks and most of the people we know had similar experiences. That’s local anecdata, but I’ve seen similar reports on the net from other parts of the country. The point is not that it WAS CV, but that if it had been the health care system would not have noticed, even if there were deaths.

  13. Thanks Rhoda.
    Don’t know of anyone else who had it and the effects have lingered longer than normal.
    Thank God for social media or we’d all be unaware there was a problem…….

  14. A flu like bug swept through our office early Jan, everyone took sometime off sick. An antibody test is going to be interesting as this may have been around longer than thought.
    Saw that locally they are doing 3,500 tests a day, yet confirmed cases are about 100 a day, seems a very small % positive given they are limiting tests to suspected cases with contact

  15. Dowling, BBC, C4, Guardian… Enemy Propaganda “The Germans Virus Will Win”

    F1 UK Project Pitlane is providing ceaseless technological revolution

    F1 industry: rapid design, prototype manufacture, test and skilled assembly. F1’s unique ability to respond rapidly to engineering and technological challenges allows the group to add value to the wider engineering industry’s response
    https://www.racetechmag.com/2020/03/f1-teams-and-project-pitlance/

    Mercedes F1 and UCL breathing aid approved by MHRA for NHS use
    https://www.med-technews.com/news/mercedes-f1-ucl-and-uclh-manufactured-breathing-aids-approve/

    https://www.racetechmag.com/2020/03/mclaren-in-consortium-to-develop-and-make-personal-respirators/

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.uk-based-f1-teams-unite-around-project-pitlane-to-assist-with-ventilator.7G8gQu9v8j6aSgqk3P52fp.html

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