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Comment Re:Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting nort (Score 1) 101

I've deployed networks spanning 30,000+ square kilometers. I know it's possible. It's just not possible for private industry to do at a profit.

Hybrid microwave and fiber is of course the best option - but it is a completely feasible undertaking with the technology available today.

Fiber is uniquely well suited to dealing with horrible environmental conditions; in most of the north, a low-cost option for fiber deployment en masse is probably the best option.

We can build a proper supply highway while we're at it. Canada is one of the largest and most advanced nations on earth. We should act like it.

Comment Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting north. (Score 1) 101

It's a national embarrassment we don't have a proper, high bandwidth, low latency connection to the North. Such should be the price of sovereignty.

Satellite is sold as a viable option, it's not; those are geosync satellites, and they've got huge latency.

Backup? Sure. Primary? No way.

Be nice to see some vision from the PM here; start with the North, extend it to everybody. This is a big country; that makes it expensive - but also very important.

Comment Human knowledge.. isn't that big. (Score 1) 348

Relative to the exponential growth of storage, I'm not worried about this in the least. In my own personal collection I have dozens of lifetimes of information stored. Soon this can be carried in my pocket, offline, if I desire.

A better question is what to do with the petabytes of collected information we're amassing... aside from training our replacements via AI.

Comment Re:Only time will tell (Score 1) 709

We're all in. Only took one player to make the call (the industrialized west); now we see the cards.

We develop magic technology that can fix all this or we die.

I'm betting on the magic technology. You can go vote yourself into a economic depression, but given the current rates of information gathering, we will have the solutions shortly. In may ways, we have one staring us in the face - widespread adoption of nuclear power - but we're too stupid to implement it.

The great filter is the 10,000 or so odd nuclear warheads in the ground right now. It always has been and always will be. Those warheads will fly long before the planet warms up to extinct us.

Comment 99.9999% of apps are garbage (Score 1) 278

I predict an uptick in clean apps that provide functionality people need. Likely leveraging or completely open source.

I tried to get some programs for my work-issued Blackberry and was shocked by the garbage.

I also predict an uptick in third-party collections of apps and reviews; there's lots of analogs to what happened with shareware back in the olden days.

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