Google owns a lot of fiber. something they might be able to provide to Sprint and TMobile that other MVNO's don't is some additional backbone internet bandwidth. if they ink the deal right, this could end up benefiting all 3 companies. Sprint and TMobile could get cheaper bandwidth and Google gets a last mile connection to more devices.
i like messing with Joe from "The windows corporation". last time he called i wasn't even sitting at a computer and tried to see how long i could play along with them. even described the event viewer screen to them from memory so they could verify i was on the right screen. Only hung up on them because i ran out of time and had to go somewhere.
you know you can hang up on them at any time. you don't have to listen to their sales pitch.
they have no qualms about intruding on your time and trying to sell something to you that you don't want, so just hang up on them.
what is wrong with biological life? it is self repairing/healing, self replicating, self adapting/evolving, and can learn on its own...
basically all the features that mechanical machines lack, that we would like it to have. it seems the current field of robotics is the dead end. we should be focusing on biological machines.
or it is because google forced it to watch cat videos
i agree we need a compromise. carpools should be banned, then at least you wouldn't have to worry about people drowning during their commutes.
but the bot operator isn't paying for it, why do they care how efficient it is? if it takes a week worth of cpu time to generate $150 that is still $150 of pure profit for them. at the same time they can probably also sell cycles on the instances they hijacked to spammers or some other group
this planet is overrun with microorganisms, everywhere we look, how do we know were aren't the von neumann probes?
we are self replicating, bacterial spores can survive extremely long periods in a vacuum so it stands to reason they could planet hop and there are some theories life here might have come here from mars anyway.
maybe we just can't see the forest for the trees.
or they realized that radio waves are too easy to intercept and eavesdrop on so moved on to something else that is more secure.
The people who use malware are script kiddies.
i thought the people that use malware were called our relatives, whom then call us to fix their computers...
and you can buy a simulation of this on steam!
from your description it sounds like Keurig has always been DRM'd. their previous form was the patent, but since that expired they had to go with an electronic form.
a) there is no upper limit on intelligence.
There is no limit until the intelligence has co-opted all material in the visible universe to perform calculations and further its own intelligence. granted such an intelligence would be working on an entirely different timescale than our own.
b) Since the AI is smarter than us, this means it can design a smarter version of itself.
i grant you this is a pretty big assumption considering we haven't yet made an true AI to begin with.
c) The AI has a "desire" to create a better version of itself
it is probably safe to assume this is will be an innate desire of any true AI that we create, because one of our own reasons that we desire to create AI is for it to be able to adapt itself and to learn and react better to whatever task we have assigned to it.
d) The AI doesn't have the foresight to see that the "better" versions would eventually replace the original AI as well as humans.
you are assuming the AI would care if it is replaced by a better version of itself. or that it wouldn't be more of an upgrade of the existing one than a replacement.
or it would do like the rest of the world and outsource the manufacturing to Chinese laborers because it is cheaper.
Or the AI could decide it needs a hobby and take up trading stocks