The Far Side answered this years ago:
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Maybe it has the ability to turn people into "better informed patients". I think it also turns more people into hypochondriacs. My daughter and son-in-law are chefs. They say it's amazing what people demand from the kitchen saying that they are "allergic" to this or that. Then there are those people who think they are better informed, but in fact are only cherry-picking those pieces of information that they want to hear -- which is what patients have done since the beginning of time.
I certainly think this is true in the sense that inaccuracies can get repeated so widely and so quickly on the internet, that even moderately intelligent people accept the inaccuracies as fact when, if they would just think for a little bit, they would realize that they are complete fiction. I call this being "Google smart".
This will be great, until the day you discover your toddler has been repeatedly mashing the Dash button while you weren't looking.
Perhaps Dice outsourced the
Actually, in the future, your dog will also be a robot, so no need for walking.
Hey Dice, go teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
Bingo. That is also a problem. Too often the article raises more questions than it answers.
There is a fine line between "clever" and "annoying". Very often, what gets considered as "related" content, is only tangently related, and sometimes the way it is displayed makes it indistinguishable from the content of the current article. Add to that all of the surrounding clickbait, and it just becomes a confusing mess.
These remind me of the old Rocketdyne facility near where I grew up in Southwest Missouri. There were a couple of huge rocket testing facilities out there, but they were shut down in the 60s (I think). Thirty years ago, I could take my Jeep and drive around out there and snoop around.
As much as I hate to agree with Bill Gates, I do think we could do a better job when it comes to handling epidemics.
BTW, a "global epidemic" is called a pandemic, but perhaps that's splitting hairs.
Anyway, an epidemic can turn into a pandemic pretty quickly these days, so we need to be more nimble.
There an old SNL ad spoof called "Bad Idea Jeans" that comes to mind.
Facebook already knows everything about you. Now you want them to know who you're sending money to also?
I literally did a face palm.
"Just in case you are not being sarcastic, or someone is not getting it..."
Yes, I'm sure he was totally serious about the dogs and cats living together.
I agree, and I would add "philosopher" to that list of titles. He could impart the most profound insights, and do it in such a succinct, gentle and entertaining way.
I found out on my lunch hour today. I didn't want to go back to work, but Hex doesn't sleep -- the ants need to be kept running.