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conner_bw writes: In the future wide spread use of food synthesizers turn meals into intellectual property and people share recipes online illegally to eat. I'm writing a book titled Master Chef Replicator Wars, the first chapter is done, and I want you to pay me before I write the rest of it. Should I use Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Thanks AskSlashdot!

Comment My Book About Intellectual Property (Score 4, Interesting) 154

The book is titled "Chef Ramsay's Replicator Wars" It's about how in the future wide spread use of food synthesizers turn meals into intellectual property and people share recipes online illegally to eat. In this future Monsanto genetically modified foods taking over all the crops were, in fact, preemptive copyright infringement claims.

In the future, criminal organizations poison online food banks with bad data. Many people fear getting food from ill-reputable sources.

In the future, everyone speaks in motivational English, a sort of ambiguous coaching and slogan infested sales gibberish. The book is narrated from the past so as to not read totally crazy all the time.

In the future, people are intelligent . They simply no longer reason using language. Words are too slow and have become some sort of status symbol, or like song. Actual discourse occurs by aggregating a collection of media into themes and asking someone to download your "curation;" which if accepted is a near instantaneous dump of ideas into your mindspace. This suggests that, even if an argument isn't coherent, 100 arguments, some yours, some others, some verbal, some not, curated together into a single theme and instantly dumped on demand, gets a point across faster. People no longer care about word efficacy, rather coolness factor or Likes.

In the future, everyone is on Segways because computers got smaller but not microscopic. The Segway is actually a sleek compact design for a thousand of today's server farms. The Segway acts as a personal Googleplex to interface with all the features of life 3000 (Segways in the future are actually Google Glass that got bigger) Hence their slogan: A Segway for your face.

In the future, there is the serious problem of "exposure" where a criminal asks you to accept a discourse then, instead, dumps corrupted memories of executions, murders, and sexual abuse into your mind space. This is a serious crime. If not contained it causes widespread psychological problems and degenerates society as a whole. This is why individuals connect to their own personal Googleplexes instead of sharing a centralized one.

Comment All I got was this lousy T-Shirt (Score 1) 98

If this thing takes off Apps could be written in C/C++ or JS instead of Cocoa or Java. Probably Python down the road?

Ideally, i'll be buying one (or something similar) when the service contract on my X220 runs out in 2015. Hopefully it's enough of a computer to replace my computer by then.ï

More commodity hardware for Linux hackers to hack on isn't a bad thing. For now I donated $50 for a T-Shirt. I'm into it.

Comment Darkness At Noon (Score -1, Offtopic) 479

Now, every technical improvement creates a new complication to the
economic apparatus, causes the appearance of new factors and combinations,
which the masses can not penetrate for a time. Every jump of technical
progress leaves the relative intellectual development of the masses a step
behind, and thus causes a fall in the political maturity thermometer. It
takes sometimes tens of years, sometimes generations, for a peculiar level
of understanding gradually to adapt itself to the changed state of
affairs, until it has recovered the same capacity for self-government, as
it had already possessed at a lower stage of civilisation. Hence the
political maturity of the masses can not be measured by an absolute
figure, but only relatively, i.e, in proportion to the stage of
civilisation at that moment.

    When the level of mass-consciousness catches up with the objective
state of affairs, there follows inevitably the conquest of democray,
either peaceably or by force. Until the next jump of technical
civilization - the discovery of the mechanical loom, for example - again
sets back the masses in a state of relative immaturity, and renders
possible or even necessary the establishment of some form of absolute

    This process might be compared to the lifting of a ship through a
lock with several chambers. When it first enters a lock chamber, the ship
is on a low level relative to the capacity of the chamber; it is slowly
lifted up until the water-level reaches its highest point. But this
grandeur is illusory, the next lock chamber is higher still, the levelling
process has to start again. The walls of the lock chambers represent the
objective state of control of natural forces, of the technical
civilisation; the water-level in the lock chamber represents the political
maturity of the masses. It would be meaningless to measure the latter as
an absolute height above sea-level; what counts is the relative height of
the level in the lock chamber.

    The discovery of the steam engine started a period of rapid
objective progress, and consequently, of equally rapid subjective
political retrogression. The industrial era is still young in history, the
discrepancy is still great between its extremely complicated economic
structure and the masses' understanding of it. Thus it is comprehensible
that the relative political maturity of the nations in the first half of
the twentieth century is less than it was in 200 B.C. or at the end of the
feusal epoch.

    The mistake in the socialist theory was to believe that the level
of mass-consciousness rose constantly and steadily. Hence its helplessness
before the latest swing of the pendulum, the ideological self-mutilation
of the peoples. We believed that the adaptation of the masses' conception
of the world to changed circumstances was a simple process, which one
could measure in years; whereas, according to all historical experience,
it would have been more suitable to measure by centuries. The people of
Europe are still far from having mentally digested the consequences of the
steam engine. The capitalist system will collapse befre the masses have
understood it.

Comment Evolution Isn't Adapting (Score 1) 230

Evolution isn't adapting.

Evolution has more to do with everyone else dying. People always make, what is to me, the strange assumption that evolution is an active process. Like, it's your personal responsibility to evolve. Evolution is, in fact, a spontaneous mutation. If the mutant dies it was a cruel mistake. If the mutant breeds, passes a trait to the next generation, and everyone else without that trait dies, then it's evolution.

Natural selection is nature doing the selection, not Microsoft's willpower.

I mean, I like Aesop's fables and the old testament as much as the next guy, but there's a big difference between the virtues of hard work, the perils of improvidence, and evolving.

Just saying.

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