6 months ago in Everything
Actually... they did just roll out a program that lets people take a minute break every 45 minutes or so, without it affecting their metrics. So that's something.
 6 months ago in Everything
Wealth inequality needs to be considered in the context of overall prosperity and despite the fearmongering you see online, most Americans are doing well. Even our poor have modern conveniences, access to emergency healthcare, generally safe food and infrastructure - eating the evil rich and redistributing their wealth is unlikely to solve any of the major issues in the country, as we're already throwing tons of money at schooling and healthcare and the like.
 6 months ago in Everything
Come on, none of us are really "human" anymore since the advent of cell phones.
 6 months ago in Everything
I'm holding judgment until further evidence that this is not another accusation equivalent to Iraq's WMD or Syria's chemical weapons in this trade war with China.
 6 months ago in Everything
That isn't the insect apocalyse. The insect apocalyse is in a decade or so when insects overcome what it is we are producing to beat them down.
 7 months ago in Everything
The view of tech companies as dangerous, and privacy-threatening,(while there are certainly issues) is presented in an inflated matter by the hyperbole loving main stream press, who feels their role as gatekeepers of ideas and news is threatened.
 7 months ago in Everything
Perhaps more constructively consider that AGI is simply the next iteration of 'humanity', yea sure the old versions are redundant anarchisms and apart from some living reserve specimens functionally extinct, but nobody cares as you can sim one up at almost no cost.
 7 months ago in Everything
Is John Carmack 14 years old? What makes you think your ideas are more "serious" than his?
 7 months ago in Everything
Google and other large companies have made some significant AI advances in the last decade & I think it's in all of our interests to see if these advances can lead to improvements in health care.

Yes, it's scary how much data these companies have collected about us, but there are other things in the world which are even more scary, like heart attacks and cancer.
 7 months ago in Everything
I've even known people who used sleep masks and ear plugs when going to bed.
 7 months ago in Everything
Everyone is being efficiently exploited by one another through mutually beneficial transactions.
 7 months ago in Everything
Being a billionaire means something.
 8 months ago in Everything
Automation is the only job that's safe from automation ;)
 8 months ago in Everything
Authoritarian and antidemocratic government is just as legitimate as any other
 8 months ago in Everything
Companies growing so that they can be worth more when their investors sell them is the whole point of businesses in general. It's the reason we all go to work every day.
 8 months ago in Everything
Better to keep the decision space clean. I would rather my trash be digital than cognitive.
 8 months ago in Everything
Is nuclear waste even still a problem? We have been storing nuclear waste for more than 60 years in ‘temporary facilities ’ while we’re looking for permanent solutions. As far as I know, nothing happened in that time.
 8 months ago in Everything
Yeah, the fact that any appearance of US military assets requires Pentagon to approve the script means that Hollwood is unable to record a movie depicting modern US millitary in any critical or non-heroic manner.
 8 months ago in Everything
China has mechanisms to change laws but they have to be routed through the proper channels.
 8 months ago in Everything
There is no "liberal censorship", unless you can point me to an instance where a bunch of liberals imprisoned someone for offending them.

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