It's too late. I have seen countless Windows users who have been trained to double click. As a result, they double items in the Windows task bar and links on web pages. Some of them take it in stride, and some of them get annoyed that their application or link opens twice or hangs and freezes trying to. This does not seem to cause them to unlearn this behavior.
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“The British did not start the American revolution of 1964,” they say.
The team say the data clearly shows the revolution underway before The Beatles arrived in the States in 1964...
The American music revolution of 1964 must have happened awfully quickly. The Beatles played the Ed Sullivan show on Feb 9th, three weeks after their first single hit the US charts.
Given that this ideal world is completely imaginary, and the things that the free market is supposed to do in it never actually happen in the real world, why imagine a world where it's specifically free markets that have these magical powers? Why not an imaginary world where these things happen without free markets? Why not one where elves come in the middle of the night and solve everything?
Or, if this ideal world you've imagined doesn't map to the real one, why not try to imagine one that does?
I keep skipping all these threads because of the one stupid underlying assumption that the arguments always center around. Why is it always assumed that an AI will be an artificially human intelligence?
This particular question shines a light on it in an interesting way. Why isn't the reverend proposing that all dogs be converted to Christianity? Or all dolphins, pigs, rats, or flatworms?
That depends. Can we take down the "job creation" straw man while we're at it?
It far more frequently circumvents the system in the other direction. Innocent people who cannot afford the legal fees, etc., of a trial plead guilty to crimes more serious than any they are guilty of.
"It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory, or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all."
Ok, nobody reads the linked article. But at least finish reading the summary maybe?
Your logic has a very large hole in it. If there was no aggression, there would be no aggression to fail to stand up to.
"I think that the willingness of people to pay for things that delight them will not go away."
That's an interesting theory.
Tell everyone that ad-supported hardware will be going away, and that new fancy cell phone will cost $900 on top of the contract.
T-Mobile, for one, already does this. They offer plans with no contracts and no subsidized phones. You can purchase any phone they sell through their stores and have the price divided up into monthly payments. If you don't like any of those phones, you can purchase any compatible phone with a sim card slot, from any seller you want. I've used prepaid monthly plan phones from Wal-mart, and at one time I was using a jailbroken iPhone 4 made for another carrier. I've got 5 phones on this plan, and I think the last contract subsidized phone I purchased was probably 4 or 5 years ago.
If the information can be compared to information somewhere else, then it wasn't a secret to begin with.
Fucking Hell. I didn't even know the video was playing until I got to this comment and scrolled up. (Headphones plugged in, but not on my head.) Evil. If you are a slashdot editor, you are now complicit in working for evil.
I thought someone got arrested for trying to kill a fly.
During that same time period, lifespans and overall health have improved. So what information leads you to think this constitutes a health problem?
I'd never gotten around to watching Voyager, but just started watching it on Netflix, and I find this shocking. The lack of scientific knowledge shown by Janeway (and pretty much every member of the crew) is astonishing. Did they forget to hire a science fact check advisor for this series.?
With TNG, the science is sometimes silly or outdated or possibly wrong, but I'm never left with the feeling that the characters themselves are uneducated or scientifically illiterate. On Voyager, this is a common occurence.
I should clarify that I do not have their mobile phone service, rather, that as a customer, I often try to access their network of wireless hotspots.