Hooray! ARBEIT macht FREI, Windows Ten!
By letting you KNOW what we REALLY think and how AWFUL we ACTUALLY behave!
Oh, I'm sure there are worse. Cuecat is a decent example:
No, everybody gets richer, there's just a bigger gap between rich and poor. But the poor are still better off.
My phone is encrypted and protected with a fairly strong password (12-digit PIN in my case). In addition, the mobile banking app is also protected with a different, fairly strong password. It has multi-factor authentication, but since that is a text to my phone that doesn't count here.
Since my life is on the phone and I use it to constantly stay in touch with family and friends, plus things like navigation, and quick look-ups of information, it is always on me. So much so that I'd sooner forget my wallet or car keys than my phone.
Finally, my phone is not only constantly backed up, it has, essentially, a GPS locator that I can use from my PC to to find it. Just enter "where's my android phone" into Google, assuming you're logged in to your Google account.
Not in evidence.
But it didn't put a time-frame on it. Perhaps by the time we actually come up with universal constructors or replicator technology, that will be true.
It's also possible that by then when it's just not that impressive anymore, we'll be more utilitarian.
Nobody said Mao was a nice guy. Even the USSR didn't like him.
But the whole communism thing did catch them up fast. It can't take them into the future. That's why they've introduced markets and entrepreneurship.
Many of the scientists you read about in text books are examples of well off people looking for something to do.
So? Many WWI veterans addicted to heroine lead productive lives.
Even many stoners back their way into the workforce. It starts with constructing ever more entertaining and artistic ways to smoke and eventually ends up in a small informal business doing the same for others. From there it's a slippery slope down to general woodworking and non smoking related decorations.
It's not just Carlin, I've seen it happen.
MATH AND ALCOHOL DON'T MIX! Please, don't drink and derive. Mathematicians Against Drunk Deriving