In the future, transhumanist technology and science will compliment the LGBT movement and help push it forward in the face of continued social oppression and closed-mindedness.
Steve, wherever your fierce spirit has taken you, I celebrate all that you've accomplished. You made filling an empty page, or an blank canvas or a vacant sheet of music, so much easier.
Last week, Indians slugger Brandon Moss hit his 100th career home run. Unfortunately for him, the ball landed in the Indian's bullpen, prompting the team's relief pitchers to demand a "shopping list" of Apple products from Moss as a condition for turning over the souvenir.
There is one area in which Apple and Cook are being coy and its time for Americans to call the tech giant out on that.
I doubt the people who took a stand on a hot summer evening at the Stonewall Inn knew their acts of defiance would usher in a new era of LGBT rights. Oh how I wish we could go back to that day in 1969 to tell all those people what was ahead.
There's a full-blown emergency playing out in Texas. It's a gay civil rights emergency, and, if left unchecked, a disaster will occur that could affect the future of gay and transgender people there for some time to come. And yet, there's largely been dead silence from business leaders, public figures, much of the national media and pro-gay politicians.
At the Apple earnings call last week, CEO Tim Cook reported Apple's latest record-breaking results and the strongest March quarter ever, with 27% revenue growth and 40% earnings growth year over year.
A question on Jeopardy. It sure sounds like one. What do these men and that movie have in common? In the just-released book, Becoming Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, Tim Cook revealed that three days before Jobs passed away, he invited Tim over to his home to watch a movie. Why
For years, the dominant question for LGBT professionals was whether it was safe to be out at work. Though the battle is far from over, the growing acceptance of gay marriage and the coming out of prominent executives like Apple's Tim Cook has moved the discourse to the next level.
Ever since Tim's coming out, I have been talking with the press about what kind of a game changer this was and what all this visibility means for a soon-to-be post marriage equality (crossing fingers) America. It was a game changer, trust me.
Never before has Republican flailing been on such vivid display, nor has the right's disconnect from mainstream American opinion been more glaring. We should seize the moment and make the GOP pay a heavy price.
Fiorina wrongly suggests Cook might be so mad at Indiana's anti-gay stance that he threatened to boycott the state -- a promise he never uttered. Just the opposite. Instead, he promised that while he sells Apple products in Indianapolis or Bloomington, or anywhere around the globe, "everyone is welcome."
This was a strong and welcomed statement from the Obama Administration. I just wish that the president would apply this sentiment to the "religious freedom" provisions maintained by his own administration.
Two major phenomena in recent years--growing political segregation, and the dynamism of the new global economy--might mean that progressive states that attract and invest in talented young people will flourish, while states clinging to the tired, disproven dogma of the past will flounder.
So, is Silicon Valley becoming the "epicenter of social change," as Michelle Quinn, the San Jose Mercury News reporter who approached me, suggests in her column? It remains to be seen whether the tech sector will continue to have an outsized impact on social and political issues driving the national dialogue.