It went from "oh lets avoid traffic" to "why bother?"
oh but it takes 13 hours to get from jacksonville to manhattan. If it took 13 hours to get from long beach to culver city, people wouldn't try to live in Long Beach and work in Culver City, simple as that.
I am not saying crowded roads are awesome, but people make the decision every day to not work 13 hours from their home even if it doesn't "feel" like it.
How long can a private company be on "everyone's radar" before they can no longer do business? This may not be successful, but eventually there will be cases of large corporations basically unable to do business because a relative few can wield a lot of "digital power" over a company with a large presence.
I am not going to overstate the power of "hacktivists"/DDOS/Botnet but suppose these actions continue, how much will it cost Sony to combat this kind of thing? $1,000,000 for every dollar spent hacking them? It seems like there is a limit.
If enough people want a corporation wiped from the internet, there doesn't really seem like a practical way to survive. Not fearmongering, or cheering against Sony specifically... just wondering.
Sit in your seat, pull out a pen, pull out a pad of paper ("spiral notebook", "Legal Pad", whatever).
If the professor/lecturer says something important... write it down. If the professor is boring, doodle idly while you listen.
Leave the laptop, ipad, phone at home.
Terminator: [Raises hand] I swear I will not kill anyone.
[stands up and shoots the guard on both knees]
Yeah yeah these things exist... and have existed for decades.
A loss is still expensive, and it does increase rates as I described.
Source: For the last decade I have coded and run automated professional risk assessment software for E&O at a Fortune top 10 company.
Until human life is A LOT more expensive, or robot solutions are a lot cheaper, it will be cost effective to skinsource menial but complex and dangerous jobs.
We like to pay lipservice to all kinds of factors, but it all comes down to money.