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Offline EC

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Sell your data to save the economy and your future
« on: May 28, 2013, 05:51:37 AM »
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22658152

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Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have got better.

Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there's hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely make errors.

Clothes are always brand new designs that day, and always fit perfectly, because your home fabricator makes them out of recycled clothes from the previous day. There is no laundry.

I can't tell you which of these technologies will start to work in this century for sure, and which will be derailed by glitches, but at least some of these things will come about

More at link.

It is a longish and interesting read, especially given who the author is.
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Re: Sell your data to save the economy and your future
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 10:15:53 PM »
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Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there's hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely make errors.

One phrase:  long tail (or, as some would call it, heavy tail).


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