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Comment Re:It's a good thing it happened. (Score 1) 448

In the Kinect Hardware, there is a very lower power custom hardware circuit that only detects the phrase 'XBox On", and nothing else. I would guess other devices work in a similar fashion.

This saves hardware and electrical costs when spread over millions of devices that are always 'on' by allowing them to be in a low-power state, yet still able to respond when triggered, without it people would be complaining about the constant waste of the power drain.

Comment Actual technical reasons (Score 2) 448

There are actual technical reasons for using one name.

In the Kinect, there is a very lower power custom hardware circuit that only detects the phrase 'XBox On", and nothing else. I would guess other devices work in a similar fashion.

This saves hardware and electrical costs when spread over millions of devices that are always 'on' by allowing them to be in a low-power state, yet still able to respond when triggered, without it people would be complaining about the constant waste of the power drain.

Comment Re:"We're" loosing it? (Score 1) 444

Reading and comprehension....

What the person you responded to wrote was "It's kind of a shame that you would really think that. Confirmation bias and gullibility are not monopolized by one side of a political divide. Anyone who thinks they are always correct and clear-eyed, is simply wrong."

The "guy" part was in the post responded to, one level up and your dead on point would have been correctly leveled.

Comment Re:AI and automation superior to human labour (Score 1) 644

"At the core of a real solution will be us reconceptualizing what people are here for and where we should get our self-worth.
At the core of a real solution needs to be fair and adequate ways of distributing the proceeds of a substantially automated economy."

You are quite right.
However, a real solution for all times up till now would have been exactly this.
We have not managed to value people, in general, for more than their economic worth to date.
We have not managed to be fair in distributing the proceeds of our existing economy.
We have not changed, inside, in general, I have no expectation ( hope, yes, but not so much expectation ) for actual heart change in people.

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