Yeah, It's annoying. The new corporate overlords are trying to force us to be "social". They do realize that if we DID want to share, we're savvy enough to share the original link, not a link to slashdot, right? No.. let's not give them that credit.
... the polls, not Jurassic Park.
But would a human driver have been able to avoid the accident? On more than one occasion I've escaped a fender bender that would not have been my fault.
I'd rather see someone selfishly improve the lives of others than see somebody wreak havoc in the name of good.
Smart homes and appliances have been the promise of the future for decades. And, for the past fifteen years or so, we've had all the technology that we need in order to achieve this. The problem is that the big players all want to own the workflow. You'll have to have a separate flipping app for everything you want to control. For the oven manufacturer, these features will be less about you having a more useful cooking tool, and more about a marketing deal with the software company that requires you operate the features through their walled garden. Sure, we'll have pockets of innovation, and even a few outliers that get it right, but I don't see it becoming anything more than a hodge podge of spotty functionality.. At least for the next decade or so.
The solution will likely come from AI that can control those devices intelligently the way humans do, without waiting around for a standard protocol / interface.
I'm not so sure I'd want to enable this feature.
Though this fact doesn't lessen the importance of preserving as much as we can for posterity.
If we survive as a society, in 500 years, our technology will be so advanced there will be systems we cannot even conceive of that capable of analyzing pretty much any data or bytecode you throw at it. Documentation or support systems will most likely serve a more historical than practical purpose.
I had E.T. when I was around 6. I actually liked it a lot, especially the AMAZING splash screen. I was able to complete it, too.
I create programs for an employer. Should that be treated any differently than other works?