If history is any guide, people will just call them phones. PDA is too many syllables.
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Requiring steam is requiring a separate application that must be let online, that tracks your usage and purchases, and that is everything evil about "always online" except the relatively minor inconvenience of actually being required to connect.
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
What about surgeons? Should they operate on their own time? Or police officers, should they go around arresting criminals on their own time? Dentists should pull teeth on their own time? Maybe managers should go to meetings on their own time. All of these people can love their jobs and not do them on their own time.
Good point. If someone writes mountains of code on their own time then I won't have to pay them much to write code for me since they were going to do it for free anyway. You like to code, and this $2000 per month will more than cover your rent. This looks like a win-win for both of us! Just sign here...
If you're picking from scratch, check out Ada 2012. It has all of the power of C++ but it is a "safer" language designed to produce more reliable software (i.e. the kind that can be used in bullet trains and airplanes). While aerospace and defense are its reasons for existence, you can produce high quality desktop software as well.
Every little bit helps I guess. Which area is that?
The fact that China is increasingly hostile to the internal use of Western tech (promoting their own OS, banning Apple products, etc) could also be a factor
Well slavery would bring full employment. Which is what the robot haters want anyway.
I'm sure you're creative enough to find other excuses to socialize. There's travel, hobbies, education, or just take a stroll in the park, relax for a bit, sit on the park bench and talk to the other guy or gal doing the same. It's not hard if you try.
Clearly if robots do all the work it means that humans will have more free time to enjoy life. Unless the political class prevents it for some reason in which case we could use the free time to revolt.
Telling your applicants to research PGP before scheduling an interview?
By that logic let's just do away with school altogether. It costs a lot and everything you can learn there you can learn from books.
I call BS on your call on BS. When I was in elementary school the basic concepts of working with computers were inspiring and encouraging. Yes, even BASIC was meaningful. In order to use BASIC (and computers) effectively you had to learn about input/output, loops, branching, memory, variables and arrays. If you understood these concepts you could write your own games.
Our teacher was several steps ahead of us but he was learning new things too. This was not a bad thing as it probably made it easier for him to relate to us.
Now in theory high school should be more advanced. But this can only happen if the students had the more basic elementary education first. If not, then having a class that focused on basic concepts would still be valuable.
Racism goes far beyond speech and violence. A fine example would be using laws to enforce a caste system where the majority group has greater rights and privileges than the minority group.
The summary should have included this.