That guy is going to be pissed when we don't get cold supercomputers with billions of times more power than the brain using reversible computing.
Spam, SEO, etc. People lie in meta data. Semantic publishing was clearly doomed when the meta keywords tag turned into a big spam pit.
I have been taking Lyft "Line" around and it's sweet.. They take you just about anywhere for $5. Yes, you have to stop and pick someone else up or drop them off usually but it's so damned cheap! This is one of those too good to be true things that will only last till the end of the tech bubble. Reminds me of getting Kozmo.com to deliver a snickers bar to your door during the last bubble.
Performance hasn't increased that much over the last couple of years. Mainly power consumption and die size decreased and GPUs have been integrated, most laptops come with SSDs, but other than that things just aren't that much faster. It's not like the late 90s where you went from a Pentium 66mhz to 3ghz in practically no time.
Not all power use is residential. Something like an aluminum smelting plant can use 200MW of energy, so they would run at peak capacity during the day when costs were lower and take capacity off line at night.
Good find! Here's an interesting study on how over-activation of Toll-Like Receptor 5 by certain bacteria was highly correlated with obesity:
What causes the emotion of happiness? Serotonin? Dopamine? Endorphins? But what do these chemicals do except trigger receptor sites or cause further chemical reactions. What is being modulated to create that emotion? Is it an EEG pattern in the brain perhaps that modulates something else? The experience of consciousness is still a mystery...
It seems like Chrome OS already won the usability contest and has had significant commercial success. It's funny because Chrome OS is so easy to use and polished that even techies assume it's not linux. Just flip a switch though and you've got a bash shell and you can install an Ubuntu system on top of it.
Here's an example of a guy easily turning these $199 chrome books into ubuntu based coding machines:
30 years after the original 1984 commercial the rebels have been co-opted and are now partnering with big brother. That would make a great commercial: "2014". You could have the olympian women up on the screen and everything's colorful and everyone has prettier outfits but they're all still obedient slaves.
It seems like if there's one issue that rich people all over the world are throughly obsessed with, it's population control. It's all wrapped up with the future being dominated by visions of eco-doom (e.g Global Warming/Overpopulation/Peak Oil). Nobody can see a different future. It's pathetic.
Why don't you just get an AGM Battery. These batteries don't emit hydrogen, don't require watering and won't cause problems if they tip over. Sure they're more expensive, but they're so much easier to work with.
2004: Why is that website URL at the top of Google for that keyword? Answer: "The algorithm"
2019: Why did that fully autonomous weapon kill that person? Answer: "The algorithm"
That assumes that we know as much physics as they do. They might be using some medium to communicate that we haven't even discovered yet.
What are they going to do when they find out it doesn't work for smart people or people who make conscious decisions to alter their behavior based on their own research? They will just be ignored as outliers because they don't fit in to the statistical modeling. How does the machine learning algorithm model a learning human unless it knows where they're going before they do? What if people inside the model start computing social interactions based on a different model? Do we prohibit these people from evolving their behavior because they don't live inside the machine's conception of how they should act?
If you look at the heatmap of downtown San Francisco and you click off Apple you'll see that there are plenty of android users in wealthy areas. The apple red just blocks you from seeing the android blue underneath. So IMHO, Android has a lot of wealthy users but Apple only has wealthy users.