By eliminating the return trip this could be far more effective and efficient. Permanent settlers would not need a return vehicle so all that energy and material could be used to take more materials and people.
A lot, most perhaps, of the patents simply need to be invalidated.
Patents in fast changing industries need to expire faster.
I speak as an inventor, manufacture, seller and consumer. I've seen all sides of this. The current system is broken. Let's disassemble it.
No, you apparently didn't read what I said. It is not a matter of what I like or dislike. It is reliability issues (engineering) and how it will changes people's behaviors (behavioral). Try reading more slowly.
The decision was good. Apple did not have a monopoly. People could choose not to use Apple products and still listen to music. Not a big deal.
This was just a bunch of lawyers desperately looking to hit the jackpot. They were so creepy they had to find a new client to justify the case because none of their original clients qualified.
Even then they case was open and shut absurd and dumped.
"Following the decision, the plaintiff's head attorney said an appeal is already planned."
Aye, spoke like a true ambulance chaser.
What we need to have happen is that the judge should award damages to Apple for all their legal fees which the plaintiff and lawyers should then have to pay. If this was a basic part of the legal system it would quickly put an end to these nuisance lawsuits that are wasting the court's time and blocking valid cases from getting into court.
Oh my Gawd! It's the first signs of global warming on Mars!!!! All them dang human's fault. Especially the white, male, middle aged, Republican ones.
"If they go wrong, you are no worse off than if they weren't there in the first place."
The problem is when people become dependent on the tech. Complex systems that add little yet create dependency are the worse. That's why KISS. Basic good systems engineering.
What do you ever mean "Changing their behavior"??! They should already have the right behavior of looking before launching. S.O.P. Otherwise they shouldn't have a license to drive.
Oh, boy. Two more things to go wrong in the vehicle. Reliability, smileability. The driver could just pay attention better and shift their head slightly... Oh, wait, that would be too easy and too low tech.
You assume too much and you make too much ado about nothing.
Email is a postcard.
Did you ever really believe postcards were secure?
No, if you want to avoid NSA spying then keep your data out of the cloud and off the web. Keep your data at home. It's that easy.
Use it or lose it.
As soon as they stop making it they should lose the patent.
It's a simple solution.
Even limiting supply should trigger this clause.
This also works against the patent trolls who never did use it.
Keep It Simple
This is something you want to work for decades.
Don't get fancy.
Don't use image organization software that will stop being supported or become useless with an OS update that kills off legacy software.
Just name your files well.
Establish a format for naming.
Organize images in directories / folders.
Use the operating system search feature.
Someday you'll get the memo, when you're old and grey, that just because you're old does not mean you're no longer functional. Or maybe you'll just go impotent...
AI will do what it is programming to do and follow the rules we lay out for it to follow.
Ah, no. AI is not about what we program into it but what it grows into for solving hard problems that take creative approaches that the computer devises on its own.
I too am an AI researcher, in addition to being a pig farmer. AI can be good or bad, like most things. It is the true child of the human race. Teach it well and set it free.