You mean, something like this?
You mean, something like this?
Society isn't a shit heap. By almost any measure, things are better than they have ever been for almost everybody in the world. Wars are at an all time low, violence is too. Things only seem worse because the media and politicians stand to gain from you thinking that way.
The problem is that most of these drugs haven't been shown to work better than placebo people on anything but the worst forms of depression.
You can have a UBI and capitalism. In fact, the time will come soon that it's completely necessary to have a UBI to support capitalism. After all, if there is no demand (money) out there to buy things, all the supply in the world won't matter.
Who cares if people can be successful artists. The point is that they have the freedom to choose if that's what they want to do with their lives. Being good at it is irrelevant.
The UBI solves the problem of where people are supposed to get money to buy the things that are produced when there aren't enough jobs for humans to do to support the economy.
The link that you posted doesn't support your assertion at all. In fact, the graph on that page contradicts it.
I couldn't read at all when I went into the first grade. By the end of second grade, I was reading 5 books per week. Forcing little kids into academics in kindergarten serves no purpose.
> Too bad the computers will NEVER be able to reliably make the kinds of judgment calls that humans can and the entire AI borg system is going to come crashing down sooner or later, so we really won't have to worry about the anti-humanist ilk ever really doing much of anything to worry about.
This may be the dumbest comment I've ever read on Slashdot, and I've been here for a while. The whole point of self driving cars is that they will have *better* judgement than us slow, panicky humans. There are something like 33,000 deaths per year in the US alone caused by traffic accidents. If letting our cars drive themselves can even half that, we've made a huge score.
My guess is that life will be fairly common in the universe, but almost all of that life will be of the single celled variety. Just look at the history of life on Earth - for 2.9 billion of the 3.5 billion years that life has existed, that's what it was. Getting over the hump of becoming multicellular is a huge barrier. For most of the remaining 600 million years, life was of the non-intelligent sort. There is no reason to think that it's inevitable. Civilizations are probably extremely rare in the universe, let alone civilizations that don't destroy themselves soon after becoming intelligent.
1% would be wildly optimistic. Even a millionth of that would be. That's still a shitload of planets, though.
Does it trump the "make the code work" rule?
Well, no. Not really.
"For the first time ever, the number of people living in extreme poverty is set to fall to below 10% of the global population in 2015, the World Bank said."
Things are better than they've ever been for the most people, ever.
It's not like they need to have a physical presence for their app to work there.
>Homeopathy basis: a substance administered that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people.
Yes, and that is just completely wrong to begin with. Taking a small dose of something that gives you a headache won't cure your headache, not to mention it's such a small dose that there isn't actually any of it left...
Bingo! I've been a programmer for almost 20 years and have never done crunch time. It hasn't hurt my career at all.
6 Curses = 1 Hexahex