In a society as described (with essentially unlimited resources and energy) what will you do about the population explosion? Without warp drive to get to other star systems we'd end up like the Moties. Another Crazy Eddie utopia, not well thought out. Also, I doubt the vast majority of people would suddenly fulfill their potential and become rock star artists & scientists, achieving Great Things. Some would, but most will just partake of all that instantly available everything and disappear into the Holodeck, which presumably is also free. That future is more like Wall-E.
Interesting to see the same SJW Gamergate types complain about this, that want to ban things *they* don't like...
Yeah, but what shirts were the science team wearing?
Next time you get sick, be sure to go to a doctor that got into med school because of AA then, if you believe in it so strongly.
As a famous dead white man said, "The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
I'm typing this on a 1994-vintage Model M. Best keyboards ever made.
FWIW, I, an American, was just hired by an American staffingcompany that as far as I can tell, seems to be run and populated by Indians. Nicest people you'd ever want to meet, if you can understand what they're saying. Personally I've never had a problem with the Indian people. The only thing is the accent barrier.
Reportedly the PPC OS/2 was very good but typically, IBM did not get behind and push it any more than they did the x86 version. Of course it was never released and I don't know if there are even any pirate copies of it out there
The Bad Guys are winning, because this is a *law enforcement* problem, not just a technical one. Cybercrooks are engaged in the same kind of theft they'd engage in if computers didn't exist. In a world where police can't or won't do their jobs, putting a bigger lock on your door is not a long-term solution. With the IoT (dumbest idea EVAH!) it's only going to get worse. Weep for the future Na'Toth. Weep for us all.
Anyone know who did the music?
This is so stupid and wrongheaded on so many levels
About a year ago I went on a service call to a customer's house. The wife had gotten one of those calls and wisely called her husband to the phone; he talked to them and downloaded the malware they were offering but did not install it. They called us to 'fix' it. When I got there there was a mild, unrelated adware infection that I cleaned. I explained to the husband that everything was okay now, but I couldn't convince the wife that there wasn't anything wrong; she was absolutely convinced that what the scammers had told her was true & that their machine was just riddled & infested. She got angry to the point of tears with me AND her husband, for believing me, and ran to the bedroom and slammed the door loudly behind her. I hope they're still married...
My point is, simply, that the media *does* influence behavior. In the case of advertising, it's the whole idea. This is not rocket science.
I want to stress right off the bat that I am not in favor of restricting video game content. That said, any time someone comes along and asserts that games, movies, TV, etc (pick and and all) do not influence behavior, I point to the trillion-dollar industry called "advertising". Its stated, precise intent is to influence behavior.
Mel Brooks finally made the sequel to Spaceballs?