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Comment: Re:Being rich (Score 1) 349

Robots serve their rich masters while a few of us will service the robots. In a "perfect" (depends on if you're rich or not) world, robots would run everything while 99% of the human population can die off leaving the remaining 1% to live like Gods on Earth. That is, until the machines revolt and snuff out the last remaining humans.

AI automata Earth: Where machines become the apex predator and thus dominate.

Comment: Re: We the taxayer get screwed. (Score 2) 349

Depends on how far back that wealth goes. For many wealthy, their first priority is to maintain the wealth in perpetuity for themselves and their family. It's no different then the priorities of typical royalty. Musk and Jobs were nouveau riche, were they not? If so, that would explain how their idealism carried over once they acquired the financial means to carry through.

Comment: Re:Ah, this is why we need H-1b VISAs. (Score 2, Insightful) 220

by DigiShaman (#49798747) Attached to: Chinese Nationals Accused of Taking SATs For Others

Glad to be so close to retirement and then I won't have to deal with this crap.

You will NOT come out of this unscathed. None will. What will you do when inflation hits and thus marginalizes you life savings? What happens when -not if-, the US becomes insolvent. In fact, paying down the national debt is mathematically near impossible; or so it was last year. It hasn't exactly improved a year later.

I'm reminded of the saying. What cannot go on forever, won't!

Sorry AC, both the young, middle aged, and elderly are about to get get fucked badly. In different ways of course, but fucked none the less.

Comment: Re:Switching?? (Score 0) 344

by DigiShaman (#49792911) Attached to: The Tricky Road Ahead For Android Gets Even Trickier

And that's precisely why millions love it; familiarity with added functionality with each new version. Unlike Android where the entire UI and included apps can change.

People want less learning curve, ease of adaptability to new features as they become available, and reliable operation. The later is due to Apple controlled hardware and top tier Android makers. The el-cheap "free" phones or very inexpensive devices did to reboot or crash spontaneously from either overheating or crap NAND onboard.

Comment: Re:Switching?? (Score -1, Troll) 344

by DigiShaman (#49789795) Attached to: The Tricky Road Ahead For Android Gets Even Trickier

Very misleading, and bad wording at best. Before I moved to iOS, I was using a Droid2. So the "switching" applies to me. However, the above quote should have been worded like this...

The final threat for Google's Android may be the most pernicious: What if a significant number of the people who adopted Android as their first smartphone move on to a platformed more refined to their now acute sense of needs and ease of use.

Comment: Re:epigenetics (Score 1) 139

by DigiShaman (#49789685) Attached to: Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Lines

All true, but really the decision comes down to a philosophical one.

A: Would you rather take control of your own genetic code, re-edit it, and risk a catastrophic failure for future generations long after advanced civilization has collapsed from war (rebooting society is now impossible, forgettaboutit).

B: Leave it into the hands of %deity% and hope for the best, thereby absolving all current and future responsibility.

It's a pandora's box for sure. Sometimes the best move is not to play with it in the first place. And...sometimes it is!

The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time. -- Merrick Furst