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great improvement on the quality of my life 28 62.22%
a minor positve change 3 6.67%
the good balances the bad 7 15.56%
it has made things worse 3 6.67%
I don't use a computer or the internet, so I can't tell 4 8.89%
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So you mean the internet is a bit like.....




wait for it....


Democracy?


No...well yes, well no.......Yeah---dammit foiled by my own example!
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Everyone needs something to do in life. If no one has anything to do, then there will be social unrest ultimately. When computers do everything we do, what do we do ?
Luxuriate by the poolside sipping Martinis as we'll all be rich from the machines' efforts on our behalf. At least that's what they've been telling us for years when all this machinery takes over.
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Luxuriate by the poolside sipping Martinis as we'll all be rich from the machines' efforts on our behalf. At least that's what they've been telling us for years when all this machinery takes over.
Its one of the two lines of thought. One is human utopia, with machines are our beck and call and no one working because work does not need to be done, the machines are doing it.

The other, which is more likely, is an increase in the wealth gap as the very few who work on the development and running of the robot subsystem get richer while the rest of society gets poorer and more angry leading to widespread social unrest.
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all signs are pointing towards option B
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all signs are pointing towards option B


The Matrix/ Terminator view?
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The Matrix/ Terminator view?
Choose your actions wisely humans


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK84zkfvcq4
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No...well yes, well no.......Yeah---dammit foiled by my own example!

In all seriousness, it is a double edged sword. There is indeed a lot of false, manipulative and/or abusive crap on the internet. There is also a lot of useful, interesting, entertaining and informative content.


I personally think that the percentage of thiefs, liars, and wackos has probably stayed approximately the same as before the technology appeared. But, there is a difference. With the same technology each of us can check their "facts", avoid them, or even offer a differing opinion.


I don't think it needs extensive policing or strong regulation (Who on earth then gets to make the decision as to what is allowed?), For the most part it is generally self regulating Forums like EF generally have a reasonable group of moderators (Thanks guys!), who are anything other than draconian. As a moderator you are generally reacting to stuff that is illegal, abusive, against the rules of the forum, or rubbish/flame wars that will rapidly cause the reasonable posters to leave.


I do think that the legal system needs to address various issues - just last night I read that many US states do not have laws making "revenge porn" illegal.
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The Matrix/ Terminator view?
no, just the news:

http://www.theguardian.com/money/201...quality-report

just wait until there are no jobs for the 99%...
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It's always a case of "who guards the guards" though, isn't it?




It amazes me that different cantons states can have different rules.
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In all seriousness, it is a double edged sword. There is indeed a lot of false, manipulative and/or abusive crap on the internet. There is also a lot of useful, interesting, entertaining and informative content.


I personally think that the percentage of thiefs, liars, and wackos has probably stayed approximately the same as before the technology appeared. But, there is a difference. With the same technology each of us can check their "facts", avoid them, or even offer a differing opinion.


I don't think it needs extensive policing or strong regulation (Who on earth then gets to make the decision as to what is allowed?), For the most part it is generally self regulating Forums like EF generally have a reasonable group of moderators (Thanks guys!), who are anything other than draconian. As a moderator you are generally reacting to stuff that is illegal, abusive, against the rules of the forum, or rubbish/flame wars that will rapidly cause the reasonable posters to leave.


I do think that the legal system needs to address various issues - just last night I read that many US states do not have laws making "revenge porn" illegal.
Was thinking mostly of the incidents where the first headline is the most sensationalist and start huge online campaigns, and when the further details come out, or proper court proceeding--the opposite situation arises--however the damage is already done.
The internet judge/jury/executioner vs. the timely court proceedings.
Of course, the miracle of the technology is that those who are indeed interested in facts--and will not comment or judge before attempting to find numerous unbiased accounts--have the ability to do this. However there is a risk, that comments opinions and pitchforks are prepared too quickly.
Unfortunately, the media feed gets more hits through sensationalism, and quick lines and comments without proper fact checking.
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