I don't see foresee trusting a robot, if it's even remotely true that 88% of people believe robots are necessary for warfare because it's just too dangerous for humans. It's all good until one of these people deems that I'm not good enough for this planet, then becomes my judge, jury and executioner with one little hack. I'm starting to wonder whether a robot singularity is the best hope for the survival of humanity.
Asperger's was not exactly eliminated from the DSM-V. Its diagnosis criteria were simply lumped into the category of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many functional slashdotters would be diagnosed with this disease, and perhaps even medicated. How do you know that over-medicating kids isn't the main driver behind actions like these? Sure, psychiatrists are trying to help, but the fact that they're just beginning to explore a difficult new field should scream "HEY, they don't understand the systems they're pharmacologically manipulating, and their actions are quite possible doing kids and society lots of harm!" This is not how science works. It's how fishing works. They didn't catch a fish with their Asperger's lure, so they made up another ad hoc classification which will surely be changed again, probably to be treated with a different cocktail of drugs whose actions are minimally understood, but provide plenty of profit for pharmaceutical companies.
One moral dilemma for the driverless society regards the speed at which a destination can be reached, and individual choice in this matter. Both speed and acceleration reduce fuel economy, driverless cars will know this, and society will demand overall standards for fuel efficiency. I already envy the kids who can afford the 'drive like Andretti' software.
Nice suggestions. My three year old loves angry birds, and I think the realistic physics makes it more natural for him predict the consequences of his actions in the context of the game. For teaching him math, right now it's mostly just learning to count, then learning to add.
Sorry Endo, shit is all you'll get, but it slides right down the feeding tube.
Her budget/platform is full of rainbows and unicorns, but I haven't seen anything much more realistic. Mostly, if we're going to be communists, we might as well have a president who admits it. Moreover, unlike Gary Johnson, who also opposes NDAA, she can evidently run a campaign with legitimate fiscal disclosures on a balanced budget ( http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=3054429 ).
How else could you scale to 0% whites unless none of the incoming workers were white? Maybe I misunderstood.
My impression is that it's mostly about things like tariffs and pollution. If one government subsidizes the production of widgets (via cash or lack of regulation), then companies in that country can afford pay the same wages and make more profit than companies in another country. For the subsidizing government's lawmakers, this is a win because their economy gains a global competitive advantage, and employment is increased in that country. In response, the disadvantaged country can impose tariffs and restrictions. These economic and political barriers go hand in hand with international disparities in labor costs, oil consumption per capita, real estate costs, etc.
In your thought exercise, are whites allowed to immigrate to America?
Kirk would have been assimilated.
I second Feynman. His physics lectures are by far his most famous, but his Lectures on Computation is a fascinating look at the mathematical basis for machine computation, and are very underrated, IMO.
The scientists were hiring lab managers, not students. Career ambition probably didn't play a major role in their decision.
One might argue that there is an obligation to respect the belief systems of others, in the sense that taxes support psychotherapy for some people, and professional standards for clinical psychologists prevent questioning a person's belief system. This seems like 'legislating respect' to me, though it may not lead to an increase in common sense in the end.
My preferred system also, along with a separate footrest so I can sit with ankles resting below knees. Adjustable footrest is a bonus.
+1 Shouting down a non-profit