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reply to post by BlueMule
Some of us arent so keen on that idea... Sounds quite a bit like the borg.
I really think it all comes down to how we choose to design and implement whatever we design and implement. Simple, but certainly not easy to approach.
Somehow, I hadnt even heard of that one! Thanks for the rec, I love dark comedy especially surrounding this stuff. Because, lets be honest with ourselves, its ironic! Everyone blames everyone else for doing what everyone does. We blame a societal problem on people other than us, which also shifts the control to those very same people. Many people I speak to still are not convinced that the government is spying on us (??), and even if they believe it, they literally recap the buzzphrase "well, I am not doing anything wrong, so I have nothing to worry about."
"We are unaware that we are but an echo. The whole art of the orator probably consists in his giving listeners the illusion that the convictions and feelings he arouses within them have come not from him but from themselves, that he has only divined and lent his voice to what has been worked out in their innermost consciousness." Maurice Halbwach, On Collective Memory
I think that patents and regulation are done as market control. Just like everything else, they say its "for YOUR protection," but how many things really are? I am much more of an open source kind of guy. You get more brilliant minds working on the same project, and you can overtake any proprietary business within time.
None of those are actually frightening in the least, they sound very advanced actually. What I do fear is the people who will use this technology to subjugate others, and those are two different fears.
reply to post by wildtimes
People are probably going to have serious neck issues in the next 10 years. It seems that everywhere I go, every single person is craning their neck down to stare at a phone. Mindlessly bumping into things, thinking they are NOT in anyone's way, and being extremely rude about it. I should put stock in neck pain medicines.