If it's not anonymous, you're doing it wrong.
"Chad Rigetti, the startup's founder and CEO -- who declined to say whether the company is actually earning any revenue yet." who would also decline to say whether the company is doing proper quantum computing yet.
If he knew how much revenue he was getting, he wouldn't know whether the revenue growth rate was growing or shrinking. How the fark is he supposed to get Series A funding at a good valuation like that? Naw, man, he did it right - assume a given momentum sufficient to get the next round of funding, and who cares about the company's actual market position?
Who cares if he really believes it? How does it affect his ability to write code for an open source project at all?
You are advocating a witch hunt. Persecuting someone for their private beliefs. You make me sick.
You're out of your mind. The amount of work that had to be done just to feed yourself varied wildly based on location. At absolute best, yes, you only had to work a couple of hours a day. At worst, and much more common, you were perpetually on the edge of starvation and constantly looking for food. You are whatever you could find or kill. Today your local grocery store has a larger variety of foods that any king could have ever wished for a couple of hundred years ago.
You also leave out the complete lack of effective medical treatment. Any scrape you got could get infected and kill you. Everyone was perpetually infested with lice and other kinds of insects feeding off of you, not to mention all of the species of fungus that would live in your crevices. If you were lucky, your toilet was a river.
Sure everyone was almost equal, equally shitty.
You mean, something like this?
So medium is now a small?
No, they've regressed to the mean.
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.
We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.