Its a really simple equation: ABP allows certain kinds of ads to come through because they conform to a set of specifications that are not annoying. ABP is not an extreme ad blocker. More than a few sites have workarounds for it. However some sites conform their advertisements to ABP’s pass-through specifications. …
Let no one ever say scientists do not think of the consequences of their discoveries and actions. That said, we’re at a point right now where the stability of our planet and the existence of humanity is actually threatened. Not by science - but by anti-science.
When you try to catch your breath. Between the tears, you look up and think. “Okay, I’m done now, I can stop this!”
This was originally posted to the Creative Art Writing Prompts on IO9. This particular one was in response to “Black Market Parlor” on 08/08/2014.
What follows is my opinion.
I understand its a very common theme in science fiction. Build AI. AI goes bonkers. AI attempts to destroy humanity. Sometimes it succeeds. Sometimes it stalemates us. Most often it is destroyed.
I'm going to share a few thoughts.Please keep in mind that what follows is based on my personal opinions and feelings.I claim no special insight, no training that makes me anything more or anything less than anyone else who has something to say in this world.
How do you make a difference in the world? What is the best way to create what you perceive as "positive" change? These are the kinds of questions I ask myself. I still don't have any solid answers, by the way. Just muddling through it like everyone else.