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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
2016-11-17, 17:29

Originally Posted by Eugene View Post
It's a little disappointing when people on a tech forum can't see that practical applications for AI are the next big thing, and that Apple is behind Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, the auto industry, even game developers. It has ramifications so far beyond self-driving cars.
It's not that I can't see the practical applications, I'm just not sure it's going to have much of an affect locally on my personal "computing devices". Self-driving cars? Check. Washing machines that automatically select the correct settings for whatever laundry I happened to load? Got it. Replacing fast food workers with robots? Well, the merits are debatable, but sure. My mac, though... Is it going to start writing posts on AppleNova for me or something?

When I was a kid, people who did wrong were punished, restricted, and forbidden. Now, when someone does wrong, all of the rest of us are punished, restricted, and forbidden... and the one who did the wrong is counselled and "understood" and fed ice cream.