OK. Let me explain it another way. A technology innovation has shifted part of the production possibility frontier curb.
My degree is in economics. What you are proposing is a zero-sum game. This is not how life works.
If you can get more grain out of a field, that will enable you to use that grain for other purposes. Cattle, chickens, etc. Your food choices increase. You can put some of the field into lumber at the same overall bushel production. Heck, you work less hard for the same number of calories. You can get a job in manufacturing perhaps. Basically, the increase in calorie production means an overall improved quality of life for both the individual farmer and the community as a whole.
My people were farmers. There was a story I was told as a kid.
A farmer went on a long journey. When he came back, he had a new corn seed. He planted it and had yields 50 bushels per acre higher he had last year and it was much higher than all his neighbors. His neighbors wanted to buy seed from the farmer. He refused to sell it to him.
The next year, the farmer's yield was only 35 bushels per acre better than his neighbors. Every year it decreased, until his yield per acre was back at the original amount.
The moral of the story is twofold. First, crops germinate.
Second, a rising tide raises all boats if you let it. Just because your neighbors also have more grain doesn't mean you'll have less. With more grain, you can raise more head of cattle, have more chickens, reduce the amount of grain and begin raising vegetables. Even if the price of grain declines, the amount you can do with that grain should offset the decline.
I just brought in WOW for my personal experience. If this goes well, I will also consider WOW for my business environment.
Dang. There's a lot of folks afraid of "Skynet". Terror does not become us.
Mod parent up, this is accurate. You found the GP's domain name through his slashdot user page and looked it up. Bravo!
I bet that would work. Makes sense. Just ask comcast what SMTP you are supposed to use.
If we can create a true AI, it will be a miracle on par of finding aliens. For the first time, our species will not be alone. We will have a partner that is capable of their own wants and desires. Progress should become astounding and the new philosophies and inventions manifold.
Feel free to park at Millennium Garages, it's an easy 2 mile walk from Soldier Field. Famous of tailgating out of the wind: Underground!
First that spaceship crashed into Soldier Field and now this.
If Chicago doesn't change parties, either libertarian, GOP, green, anything really, the city is never going to be relevant again. Too much corruption and stupid projects. We have terrible roads to get anywhere, awful schools, and a joke of a county hospital system.
Oh, but hey, shiny bean.
Don't you think though, with a "forever" house, waiting a few years for bigger, faster internet would be worth it?
I think it's inevitable.
But still seriously cool. Between this, the entire linux kernel, and DOOM, there is a lot of neat code online to analyze.
Reading code is to coding as reading books is to writing. Essential.
No one is saying how exciting it would be to meet an "other". An intelligence other than human. That alone is worth going forward.
Fear does not become us.
You're right, I've been thinking this for a long time. If we do it right, we will eliminate drunk driving and killed-by-sms. Wouldn't that be nice.
As far as my rights, I'm just fine giving up manually navigating LA traffic... I can't imagine anything better.
Let's hope what it takes is: Really good automated vehicles.
I think this is one technology that we don't really want typical google-style beta testing (think gmail) with. Let's wait for things to mature a bit before they go mainstream.