Wow, that sounds like something right out of science fiction! I'm glad it's being used for good, instead of, say, replacing the jobs of people like those at hotel front desks, receptionists, and other people-oriented jobs. I hope that doesn't come next though.
I'm in the UK and the QoS as it were is dependant on your postal code. I was lucky to be born where I am though now look back and realise what opportunities I wasted. Recently I visited my old school for the first time in around 20 years. Can't say I wasn't shock with how much it had grown, easily doubled in size. The college is on the same grounds and that had also grown.
I don't think anyone with the internet has an excuse not to have at least a certain level of education. Science was one of the subjects I enjoyed, that and design and technology.
I only remember the latter part of the cold war, I'm 41 now, and yes, if anything good came from the war it was the space program and the internet. Some things should have more global interest, and if that isn't going to be led by governments because they're always so suspicious of each other, then perhaps the private sector will achieve it. Now that there is a commercial interests, I hope that space exploration programs will be revived.
I'm happy that someone like Elon Musk is leading the way with his vision. It takes people like him, and Gates even, people with a vision to do these things and the money to back it up.
Of course they will only make the effort if it is financially viable, but that is much better than not at all, it's money that can go into research and development for other stuff. I watched a documentary on the new Tesla factory, it was very impressive. Pretty much automated as well. I know that means less factory jobs, but it makes jobs available in lots of different areas.
There are never any quick and fast answers to the problems we face in society.
Yes, Rachel, I wonder if she'll reappear, the story says that they new blade runner has to find Harrison - he went in to hiding with her so it's possible. I'm not watching anything that gives the story away too much. I think it was made in 1982 or 84 - I think it was way ahead of its time. I don't remember how old I was the first time I watched it or my reaction to it. I enjoyed it a lot though, warts and all.
I rather hope that extinction will be avoided. I was watching a science documentary on asteroid impacts the night before writing that post. It covered the impact thought to have killed off the dinosaurs and evidence that its not the first mass extinction even the world has gone through.
They went to a lab where the scientists we're using the huge gas propelled gun to fire projectiles into a vacuum container with various materials to see how they reacted to impacts. The bigger idea being how to destroy meteors or asteroids. Mostly it turned on massive rock in to 5 or 6 huge rocks.
They we're looking at different options methods - this is where commercial space exploration might be helpful. Most asteroids are full of precious metals and ripe for harvest.
We have come a long way in a short time, there is no doubt. A new Dark Age is a frightening thought. It would be mayhem. Genesis talked about how life is cheap to criminals and how they are becoming more ruthless in S.Africa. It was a thread I posted about China and their face recognition system amongst other stuff. It linked to a blog post you might find interesting.
Anyway, I'm trying to get my head around compiling NginX at the moment, maybe I'll get another tutorial written for the VPS users here and elsewhere.
This is extremely far fetched, anyone wanting to hire a good, well mannered employee shouldn't use it. That is if it ever get's to be mainstream, which it can't since there isn't really money in it. I think, and know this is what I think, is going to happen, people in one town are going to do it, then realize how dumb it is then stop, and that's if it does catch on. I suggest that you find a different source of news.