There are idiot proof toolkits to do this right now, and they've been around for some time..
Lots of books, science, theories, mitigations.
We just don't care.
In a way, it makes a perverse sense; my kids can deal with it. If not, oh well. Not my problem.
On a more optimistic note, when things do hit crisis level, I have little doubt that technology and engineering will provide solutions to a existential risk. The issue is the motivation ($$) behind such an effort. Until there is a demonstrable need, perhaps, what you are seeing is the best optimization of resources according to our collective will.
Oh yeah.. Get off my lawn.
..which is NOT to detect weapons.
They're trained to detect common tools, water bottles, and other harmless items to harass people. This performance is what is incentivized and reinforced, so that's what is optimized.
Security theatre doesn't work. Security that works offends people.
C'est la vie. Shoes off!
We will HAPPILY PAY MORE MONEY if you explain your circumstances.
We do not want to watch ads. Full up.
Those who say things are impossible should get out of the way of those doing it..
Curious where your calculations come from that say it can't be done with any efficiency. (I am EE).
Why the @#$@ can't I get a home freestyle machine?
Seriously, I've even thought about getting the commercial one. I have a proper commercial tap for beer and fizzy water now.
Eventually people will get fed up with paying $4.99 in perpetuity to a dozen or more vendors, and we'll have single pay licensing again. Legislative changes relating to data protection will complicate cloud migration for some professions, and I imagine state spying is starting to have economic impact.
I've seen the cycles too; the difference there is a legion of programmers and a even bigger pile of code out there. Computers (hardware) are also trending to very low cost now as well.
Software trends to zero in volume as there's no marginal cost; I'd expect more and more core functionality to be free. This has already happened to some degree in the Apple ecosystem, and Microsoft is bundled with everything.
Another prediction: More and more functionality will come bundled into the OS, and you can factor on paying a subscription for it (or the fee when you upgrade).
You want to jump on the next big rage? Nice, clean applications, web based or not, devoid of crapware and malware and in-app-purchases and ads that do what they're supposed to, cleanly, nothing more, and easily connect together through standard interfaces. It's almost like someone built something like that before.
On the other hand, no application is complete until it has an email client..
This isn't about plastic f'ing guns.
The mill they're making is designed to turn pieces of high grade billet (commonly available) into real, functioning, accurate gun bodies.
You could always do this, but it required investment of time to gain the required skill. You also needed at least a $2500 mill and some brains.
Things change when it's a $500 box you put metal in and a weapon comes out. You can do that with a specialized gig and inexpensive stepper motor drives.
3D printing metal technology is advancing on a near daily basis.
Look for laws controlling ammunition to be more popular.
..that's why I put the quantitative measure on those who generate a profit from their skill, or produce a profit on their time for others.
I am quite certain that curve is U-shaped.
If you're looking for people who generate a profit from their time, the curve is almost certainly U-shaped based on my now not-so-light 30+ years in the trenches.
Why is this any different than the population of other skilled professionals? You will see the same curve for musicians, for example; it's not necessarily about being able to eventually get the skill, but it's about doing so in a reasonable efficient amount of time proportional to the effort expended.
In terms of actually learning, the guy probably has a point - eventually, I could learn to play the violin - but having tried, I'm never going to do it professionally.
Ask me to develop OMAP firmware or drivers, otoh..
Don't turn it off, either, until the event is long over.
I've had police in my face before, and there is no democratizing tool quite has powerful as a lawyer on retainer and/or a recording device.
Tools like Meerkat and other live streaming services are going to change the world, and not necessarily in the way their authors intended.
The #1 job for men in the United States is.. driving a truck.
It pays well.
Those two things make it ripe for disruption as there is a clear economic incentive; autonomous trucks don't need to stop. It's not clear even if you'd ever have to turn them off, save for regular maintenance. That is a huge economic motivator.
Trucks also follow well defined routes that are easier for the autonomous systems to deal with right now.
The Teamsters will of course freak out; but change, it is a comin'.
It's a piece of technology. Like my phone, it'll be worthless in 3 or 4 years. The legacy sell I think will be a very tough one here.
The obvious solution is to buy it and return it if you don't like it; that boosts costs to Apple, though.
Yeah, I see this going well.
This runs contrary to any experience I've had with Apple, especially in their retail stores. If I can't walk in and try something without booking an appointment, it'll be awhile before I get around to buying one.
Boo, hiss. I hope they get an earful over this.