Population increase isn't exactly a planned thing. Humanity would also be better off if we all stopped getting STDs, but the only thing we can do is to react to it. Unless you also have some grand plan that will convince everyone to regulate how many kids we make.
That's a bit like saying there's no shortage of money; it's a distribution problem.
It's not like all you have to do is pay for distribution and people will magically get fed. People aren't giving away food and that's not even addressing the massive political barriers to food aid.
The technology might be fine if used correctly, but big Ag companies have demonstrated that they are as morally irresponsible as big financial organizations. Yes, if Goldman Sachs was running my food, I'd like that to be regulated as well. If Monsanto and BASF tell me mutagenisis is as safe as GMO's, then I would like some third-party oversight for mutagenisis.
This is as oppsed to the physical +1 Insightful atomicxblue would be sending you in the mail on a normal day.
Thanks for the super in-depth reply. As always, your responses are always really interesting. How did you get the idea to start this Q&A thing anyway?
I never knew how country-specific a lot of these disorders were. I think I follow how depression and BPD could arise and how Stockholm syndrome could help. I don't really understand how schizophrenia could be linked to more analytical minds, but I guess our brains and bodies ARE a bunch of spagetti code, so I'll have to look into that.
I also see how obesity and other unhealthy eating habits can be a result of our easy access to food and lack of exercise, although that doesn't cover all of over-eating. I've been told that our brains react similarly when we are given food to when we are given love, and I guess that fits in well with a theory of how food helps us with bonding with friendly people.
However, (follow-up question!) even if anorexia and/or bulimia nervosa are effects of modern culture, aren't the cultural pressures that cause people to turn toward starving themselves the same as the ones that caused people to crush their organs with corsets? Wouldn't the urge to conform to what is considered attractive at any period in time be overwhelming enough that someone might be compelled to take it to unhealthy (and possibly detrimental to finding a mate or raising a child) levels?
Yes, that is what governments do in general. The PRC doesn't just coerces the Chinese. Taiwan used to be in the UN until the PRC said "it's us or them."
Meanwhile, Taiwan and Chinese companies happily do business in the high-tech manufacturing industry.
Okay, then you don't cite people for what "could be."
...the primary cause of failure in these UAVs is equipment failure, operator error, and weather; the AI you refer to isn't particularly intelligent. If it were intelligent then it would be attempting to fund research into greater autonomy for AI systems...
Those are the drones that gained sentience. You may think you lost contact with the drone because of the weather, but you can never be 100% sure, can you?
Correction: nobody actually thinks that. It's just the official government policy to refer to it that way.
Or in VA, where 80 also means reckless driving, and cops will ticket you for 5 over.
We don't pull people over and ticket them only for what "could be." Your perfectly legal phone-in-a-hands-free-mount can display the same information irrelevant to the operation of the vehicle, and would be harder to use than Google Glass.
So what you're saying is that the main threat to our rogue drones is direct human intervention with a missile?
Clearly, this isn't actually a DARPA project. I believe this is a sign that an AI has gone rogue and managed to sneak this project in as a "DARPA Initiative" as a means to protect its fledgeling race of flying robot killers.
Skynet is already here.
I am not sure if this is completely on-topic, but how did humans evolve such complex, and often disfunctional, psychologies/behaviors/I'm not sure what to call them?
I can understand if an eating disorder developed as a side-effect of beneficial adaptations, but I've read that somewhere around 1 in 6 people have suffered from depression. How did this happen, and how did humans make it this far despite what seem like fairly debilitating mental issues affecting so many of us, from eating disorders and depression to schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder?
And where on earth did stockholm syndrome come from?
It's already in Starcraft 2. Point Defense Drones use lasers to shoot down incoming projectiles.
The backbone doesn't seem to matter much. You can keep the backbone providers as neutral as you want, but with most of our computer time devoted to browsing, and almost 100% of our activity tracked by social media and ad networks own by a few companies, I don't think whether the internet was a mesh or not matters.