I will personally do my very best to get Yelp sued into oblivion.
I will personally do my very best to get Yelp sued into oblivion.
In every company I've ever seen, IT is underfunded and under resourced. Networks fail. Security becomes heavy handed and unreasonable (i.e. My job's not done until you can't do yours). IT is forced to centralize and standardize everything in a world where a cookie cutter approach is doomed to failure from the beginning.
What happens? Employees, who are bonused on getting actual work done, take matters into their own hands, figure out different ways of accessing company networks when the official VPN fails, figure out ways of connecting phones and pads to the network without official sanction, start sharing logins and passwords... All just to keep working day to day.
Unfortunately, this is all easy to hide from clueless CFOs/CEOs and upper management, who really don't care anyway until there's a major data breach, at which point they can only dance around in circles and yell, "Fix it!"
The problems are fixable. Plan IT from scratch. Spend realistic amounts of money on the system. Solicit user feedback continuously to pinpoint trouble spots. Force IT management to communicate relevant issues with users and system administrators.
Really? Please explain how the absence of a year long trip, close proximity to air and water shipments, a single gravity well, a large planet to shield one from those pesky solar radiation bursts, and close proximity to Earth in case of emergency count as impediments.
All Mars has is gravity, which an orbiting environment has if it's large enough and you spin it.
I ask again, what advantages does Mars have for extraterrestrial colonization? Specifically.
To be frank, Mars is pointless right now. When we get to the point where we have a few orbiting colonies with sustainable closed ecologies (which we can't even do on Earth now), we can push two off to Mars to arrive at leisure. One can go down as living quarters and the other can stay in orbit to provide space based power plant maintenance and emergency transportation.
Instead, of course, we'll just throw some bodies at Mars so we can grab our collective genitalia while grunting "First!"
...and this problem stops. Immediately. The pharmaceutical grifters wouldn't have a clue as to how to operate in an unprotected, global, competitive environment.
Seriously, you want to run before you learn to walk?
What we need are near Earth space stations - closed ecologies that are sustainable. Once we've gotten those down, we can push one or two off to Mars at our leisure, send one down as a living environment and keep the other up for emergencies.
I might point out that we can't even get an artificial closed ecology capable of supporting humans on Earth working yet. Boisphere I and II were informative, but not successful.
We've got some time. No hurry. Mars isn't going anywhere for a while yet. Let's start with achievable, useful goals, like creating a satellite based internet service with manned maintenance and repair stations, or a manned orbiting power stations, or some asteroid capture and mining facilities. Something that pays for itself first.
...We have enough to feed, clothe, house, etc. the population, even as it increases.
Yes, for a little while, until the cheap (emphasis on cheap) hydrocarbons run out (They will always exist).
Until the mined phosphates run out.
Until enough major aquifers in major agricultural areas run dry.
Until some whackjob with a nuke or two decides that the problem of resource scarcity can be solved by nuking their neighbors.
2100 is going to be the start of an interesting era. I'm grateful that I won't be here for the show. Starvation doesn't suit me.
With user messages in English that describe the actual problem instead of misleading the user entirely. One that actually works consistently?
But that's just crazy talk...
End of story. In the next decade or two, we'll be printing self driving cars, houses, appliances and possibly replacement organs. AI will increasingly replace nurses, security guards, clerks, and others. As time goes by, you're either the person doing the automating, managing the automation or you're unemployed.
It's not a great message for people with no skills, but it's true, nonetheless. There are still service jobs, but there's a limit to these as well.
A guaranteed basic income in exchange for sterilization is an unpopular idea. I know. Got a better one?
And a design that makes sense without real world testing from the get go. Good luck with that.
This idea sounds like it was formed by a newly minted MBA with no experience in real world sofware development. It's looks like it's designed to churn out cheap untested and untestable crap that might just be good enough to sell. Once. Which is workable (financially) from the the MBA scum's point of view.
Particularly when combined with self-absorbed angst. Can I get a disability exemption from life? I'd like a weekly check.
We're inherently too biased. Only an AI with scalable human-like intelligence will give us real answers about ourselves.
This may be why one will never be built.
...and he/she/it has shown mercy on us by allowing the destruction of the bandwidth sucking, virus vector, POS that is flash.
I'm not sure these guys could distinguish a credible threat from a popular band fan base... Oh wait, they can't: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Double down? No. Accept it as reality as it is? Yes, I'm for that.
Corruption is a universal in human societies, including ours in the USA. The issue Solutions to change that have the potential to be *far* worse than the original problem. Corruption can be discouraged effectively only by removing everyone's privacy and allowing the government immediate electronic access to all financial transactions and by banning all non-electronic financial transactions. No cash. No gold.
Do you want that? Really? Because then, you've more or less opened the door to a permanent security/police state whose control over the economy would inevitably evolve to absolute control over your financial life (Remember, corruption is inevitable).
Moreover, this would be unenforceable. Barter still works and would be even harder to control.
So sure, let's have some more "feel good" accountability for the polluter who used a bribe rather than simply killing anyone locally who tried to stop them. I'm sure that would be "better."
You're assuming there's a solution to the problem of civilization slowly committing suicide. I wish you were right.
A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.