"Where there is infringing copyright accessible through Google"
This is a null case. Google is not the internet, the phrasing suggests total ignorance.
The entire article is stupid. And the Zuckerberg example was just the worst stupidity in it.
"I appreciate it's expensive and we need to fix that," he said, but "figure out a way to do it."
Those two statements have ZERO correlation with each other.
Going into debt for college is EASY. There's no need to "figure out a way to do it". You sign the loan papers and take the classes.
The problem is paying off that loan AFTER you leave college. Whether via graduation or because you cannot get anyone to give you any more debt to finish.
It may be more advantageous for students at the bottom and top quartiles of the talent distribution to go straight into the workforce (or get vocational training).
Again, wrong. Talent only applies to the top percentage. And even then it is VERY risky.
If you don't have the talent then you don't have the talent. That has nothing to do with skipping college.
FUNDING is the reason to skip college and hit votech. If your family cannot afford to pay for college then votech might be your best option. Why start this generation with massive debt that you might not be able to pay off? Start saving for your child's education.
What's 40,000 years if you live for a billion?
A lot of corn flakes that need to be brought along for breakfast food on the 40,000 year trip.
Unless you're a robot. In which case, would you be able to tell that you were really traveling? Or could it be a video game? And do robots think faster than humans? Would a 40,000 year trip for a robot take the same subjective time (boredom) as a 100,000 year trip for a regular human?
We have a lot of wars in just the last 2,000 years of civilization. Would the crew of a star ship be able to avoid fatal conflicts for 40,000 years?
Either postulate warp drive OR postulate "the Singularity".
But requiring warp drive AND the Singularity to fuel your dreams of being an immortal star-traveller
I'd be more interested in what effect "the Singularity" would have on the people living in the third world. Will everyone become immortal? Or will it be just a few of the very rich (by world standards) and billions of people living their regular lifetimes?
Riiiight, because your faith is magically better then his faith ???
Grow the fuck up and learn some respect for a different perspective / belief.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Emerson