And don't someone come up with the BS about everyone will sit around in blissful nirvana writing poetry or music or coding or go kayaking all day.
No, of course not. They will sit around and watch TV.
How many people have the ability and the inclination to write poetry or music or code anyhow?
Voice interface is one of the hardest things to implement well in AI because there are so many sentences that sound similar, understanding depends so much on context.
Without understanding the context of the conversation, a voice interface will not be able to know if you are talking about sodas or sawdust, robots or row boats, new displays or nudist plays.
In C you just cannot use inheritance in any useful way
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work on space exploration, fusion power, renewable food production,
You know what's even worse than working on developing weapon systems? Working on 90 years old weapon systems.
Aircraft carriers were state of the art during WWII, today they are as obsolete as the USS Arizona was in 1941.
What's the point is spending hundreds of billions of dollars in building sitting ducks that can be taken out by a single hypersonic missile?
your own personal information that is being bundled up and sold off.
I repeat, there is no need to "monetize" everything.
Does that personal information have any monetary value to you? Can you sell it? Does someone using it take anything away from you? If not, then you are losing nothing while you get to use the services of a site without having to pay for it.
All that information does is to enable someone to send you advertisements that might interest you. If it doesn't interest you, too bad, but it's no worse than all the junk mail you have been receiving for so many years.
Anyhow, if you do not like the way it is, no one is forcing you to use any of those sites. It's not like the government taking taxes away from your pockets.
How did this half-wit get published by the NY times?
Hint: they also publish the bullshit that Paul Krugman writes.
It's easy to say that internet companies only employs X people, while forgetting that they do not charge users for whatever they provide.
I, for one, think the greatest economic advantage is when we are able to get things for free. There's no need to "monetize" everything.
Your failure to predict it will still get you arrested in Italy.
But if you predict it you will be arrested in North Carolina.
"No matter where you go, there you are..." -- Buckaroo Banzai