The current zombie obsession is loathsome and tiresome.
Gives a new meaning to "get a life".
IMO, we as a society should instead be pushing issues like: "Why are we so slavishly devoted to the notion that funding for drug discovery must derive from capitalistic market forces"? This seems like the very definition of a problem which should be addressed by spending tax money on antibiotic research.
Yeah, cause that works so well for everything else. Nothing's homier than public housing, healthier than a "free" clinic, or cleaner than a public restroom.
"Seymour Papert once had the right idea: you don't teach "programming", you teach structured thinking and analytical problem solving. "
Disagree. When I started programming as a kid 30 years ago BASIC taught ME structured thinking and analytical problem solving.
If you start off too abstracted, you don't get anywhere, teaching-wise.
Yes, BASIC rocks for learning. It's not half bad for many real world purposes, either.
It fails miserably at being an obscure way to limit programming to a guild, though. Hey, maybe those things are not unrelated
I doubt very much that most people had much in the way of "privacy" through most of history. Your average Joe in a tribe or village
I happen to like the brief window of modern higher privacy that we had, don't get me wrong
Canada has more health care than Americans do
Measured in what? Nanoseconds? Furlongs?
Maybe higher education really won't work for everyone,
It's possible, ya know. Just because we want it to, that's not a magical guarantee that it can.
There are these things called non-profits. A non-profit social network seems like a no-brainer, and I'm not sure why it doesn't exist; let alone rule them all.
A non-profit social network could show ads... to people who felt like seeing them. Money gets made (enough to buy servers & connectivity), but the profit itself isn't the core motive. And the users are not product.
I think that was rudy_wayne's point
A computer model reveals that spending other people's money is the answer?
Nice work if you can get it
Wow, you really believe all that, don't you?
Insurance doesn't pay for cosmetic surgery. Are you high?
People come here from the rest of the world for health care