Sologamy, Self Marriage and Alternative Weddings

If you can’t find the perfect partner in someone else, why wait for the ring when you can get hitched to yourself? That, at least in part, seems to be the thought process behind “sologamy,” or the act of marrying oneself. People — particularly women — are participating in the marriage trend that’s billed as a practice in self-love. And just in case that concept is just too weird for you, Jim Stroud discusses other alternatives to traditional marriage. Tune in for the details!  If you appreciate my work, buy me a cup of coffee? Thank you in advance.

Links cited in this video:

# What Is ‘Sologamy’? People Are Now Getting Married To Themselves
# Is Getting Married to Yourself the Next Hot Self-Esteem Trend?
# Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement
# Wedded to art: Jennifer Hoes, the woman who married herself | Art & Perception
# Italian woman marries herself in lavish ceremony, which is one way to end marital spats!
# WATCH: Feminist Marries Herself In ‘Sologamy’ Ceremony
MARRYING YOURSELF: San Francisco website caters to sologamy movement
# Wedded to art: Jennifer Hoes, the woman who married herself | Art & Perception
# This Woman Likes Tetris So Much She Wants To Marry It
Engineer ‘marries’ robot after failing to find a human wife
# Find out why this Russian man married a pizza
# Young brides marry trees in bizarre mass wedding performed by a ‘priest’
Woman gets engaged to 90-year-old chandelier
Woman marries train station
# “Tug o’ War

The Social Credit Score in China is a Bad, Bad Thing

What if everywhere you went, everything you did and everyone you interacted with was rated? What if the total score of those ratings were made public and entitled you to great perks but also, great stress and sufferings? Now, imagine that it was all a mandatory system that you cannot escape from or shut down as it dictated your place in society! No need to wonder at all, its called a “Social Credit Score” and it will be mandatory in China by 2020. Tune in for more details.

Related links:

# Black Mirror S03 E01 scene
# “what is black mirrior
# China’s “social credit system” will rate how valuable you are as a human
# Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens
# Number of connected devices per person in the United States 2016 | Statistic
# NSA Fact Sheet

The AI God and “Way of the Future”

Ex-Googler, Anthony Levandowski, has created a religion based on the worship of artificial intelligence and robots. What could go wrong? Listen to Jim Stroud discuss the church – “Way of the Future” and the possibilities it represents in this episode of “The Jim Stroud Show.” | Never miss an episode! Subscribe to now!

# AI trained to write new verses of the King James Bible
# Way of the Future
# Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence
# Anthony Levandoski
# Stephen Hawking: ‘AI could spell end of the human race
# Why Elon Musk is worried about artificial intelligence
# The case for an artificially intelligent God
# The New Religions Obsessed with A.I.
# The Coming AI Gods – Shawn Plep
# Humans will happily worship a ‘robot messiah’, experts claim
# Musings of Man and Machine: How Robots and Automation Will Change Recruiting by Jim Stroud

The Future of Fake News

Fake news” has been named the word of the year by Collins Dictionary due, in part, to President Trump’s popularizing of the term. Wikipedia describes fake news as information written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity or person in order to gain a financial or political advantage. The public cannot seem to escape the mention of fake news in the mainstream media or in this polarizing political climate. However, as bad as it seems to be, Jim Stroud hypothesizes that it will become much worse and proves it by pointing out jaw-dropping technology that (no doubt) will be implemented in the near-future. | Subscribe to this blog now!

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# “Fake news” has been named the word of the year by Collins Dictionary
# Donald Trump shuts down CNN reporter: “You’re fake news”
# Nvidia’s Wikipedia citation >
# Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation
# “Nvidia’s new AI creates ‘people’ out of thin air
# Nvidia’s new AI creates disturbingly convincing fake videos
# TRULY, TRULY AMAZING! > Adobe Voco Project (hmm… I should have included this one in my video.)
# Face2Face: Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment of RGB Videos (CVPR 2016 Oral)
# INTERESTING READING! > The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Millions – Kindle edition by Mark Dice. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @

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“The Jim Stroud Show” is going in a new direction. Join me?

Jim Stroud Show on TVIf you have been following my blog for any length of time, no doubt you have noticed my videos. For the most part, my videos focus on sourcing, job search strategy and occasionally, I veer off on other topics (typically tech or social media related). Well, I’ve decided that 2018 will be a year of my doing something different as it relates to my personal brand. Without a doubt, I will continue writing about recruiting related issues. However, my video topics will expand far beyond that.

Here are a few things on my mind that are sure to be discussed in my video series in the very near-future.

# What is the future of fake news?
# Would people worship an AI god?
# What if your credit score and social network popularity were one in the same?

My plan is to produce a video twice a month with each episode having you scratching your head in reaction to information you had not heard before or considered from my angle. I am quite excited about it and hopefully, you will be just as enamored with the end result. That being said, PLEASE, please, pretty please share my videos, leave comments and subscribe to my blog. The success of my hobby is dependent on your support.

I wanted to hold off on posting any new videos until 2018 but, I cannot help myself. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of the new direction taken by “The Jim Stroud Show,” where I explore the future of work, life and everything in-between.

Thank you in advance for your support!