[NTLK] OT: iPad vs. MS Courier: Sound Off
LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 05:19:25 EDT 2010
~~~ On 2010/04/09 02:20, Tony Kan at tonykan at xtra.co.nz wrote ~~~
> Still sounds like the Borg to me ;)
> You don't have to be paranoid to think they're out to get you... :-)
And you don't think the Borg are out to get us all?
Personally, I'm undecided about how I think things *will* turn out. But I'm
concerned about the propensity of certain kinds of people to take anything
and turn it into either a weapon or a means of exploitation. I'm also
concerned about the priority of so many governments to fund research
including "blue sky" research when they think it'll provide a military or
intelligence advantage, but slash it when they don't see such advantages in
the future. And many/most of the big multinationals aren't much better.
It's the nature of the beast in more cases than not. If we don't rein in
our fatal hunger for one-upmanship at any cost we'll need more than
technology to "save the world" -- or even the cheerleader.
Just my opinion.
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³Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.²
-- what Arthur C. Clarke meant
(With thanks to Chod Lang)
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