Yeah, Netflix should get their act together and stop showing shit movies like "The Elephant Man" and "There Will Be Blood". Comedies like "Grosse Pointe Blank" and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"? Who would ever want to watch those? Netflix is absolutely useless unless they can show truly great movies like "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction".
If piracy is the focus, then they're looking in the wrong place. Piracy is not a problem, it's a symptom. It'd be like if someone was slurring their speech because they were having a stroke, and you decided to solve the problem by sending them to a speech therapist.
Now, I don't think that you can't have rich, interactive experiences with music that are worthwhile. They may be 'glorified liner notes', but some of us have fond memories of liner notes. I thought the Bob Dylan app from a while back was actually really cool.
You seem to miss the fact that the companies could do that now, but don't want to.
No, actually, I comment at the end that we could do this now, but that companies don't want to.
You're basically proposing to strip freedom from service companies, and have some sort of government regulator determine where their storage Must Be, and what API they're restricted to only using.
No, I'm proposing that there be industry standards. There wasn't a government regulator necessary to determine that email providers must use SMTP to transfer email. It's just the standard, and it doesn't make sense for individual companies to go against the standard because it would cut themselves off from interoperability with everyone else.
And, by-the-way, Google doesn't have a walled garden, they have an open API and other companies can already integrate and let their users keep backend data in a variety of google services such as google drive.
Umm... bullshit? Ok, provide me with instructions on how to have Google Docs and Gmail store all my email and files on Dropbox in a way that's supported by Google. They may have some APIs for some things, but they aren't working with Apple and Microsoft to create a vendor agnostic platform for web storage. And why are you all defensive and butthurt over Google?
It's not really extraordinary, but here you go:
parts of the world relate to each other? who would have thought?
"They are dangerous with high amounts of crime. "
"They discourage innovation"
More innovation happen becasue there is more communication.
" little room for building things"
depends on the city. Cities created to support manufacturing usually have a lot of ware housing, and older building; both of which are perfect for start ups.
" They have nosy neighbors who try to mandate what you can do in your own home."
when the byproduct of what you do leaves your walls, then they have every right to do that, and visa versa.
There are also nosy neighbors in the suburbs.
I'm no against suburbs. In fact, I love the suburbs, and hate living in cities.
The problem is not waste, it's distribution. Even with the current level of waste, everyone could eat 3 meals and snacks, everyday.
Getting it to people is a lot harder.
If we ended all food waste right now, there would not be 1 less person going hungry.
Hell, we can't even get food to people going hungry in the US without a political shit storm happening from people who think it's the same thing as communism.
An untested theory, with almost most no supported tech even discussed is not ' Figured out'.
"Another hint: your windows are made of sand, so are the chips in your computer, so are solar panels, the glasses of your glasses
no, they aren't. You might want to look it up.
The Sahara isn't a desert because of sand.
"(and the water being overexploited)
There is no such thing."
Yes, there is. Using more water at a rate then aquifers can be refilled is one example.
" that would make much more of Canada hospitable"
It's not like the warming will stop just because Canada is more habitable
The CO2 being produced through breathing is a net neutral.
Plants are carbon neutral. They have been since the carboniferous era.
CO2 from using power will be the issue, unless we start a aggressive plan to stop using CO2 emitting technology for power.
By aggressive, I mean 75 years.
we need global encouragement for people to not have more than 2 children. I nice slow draw down to 3 billion over many decades.
Well then, don't drive on public roads.
The internet of things will make my life better. It will make everyones life better.
The data will allow you to improve everything you do.
Its not the tech, it's the usage.