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People are fucking dumb.

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  • 19
    Good to know that CIA has to go through all that
  • 14
    The other day it was raining pretty heavily and I asked to google assistant to test if it gives the correct reply or not.
    "Hey Google ,is it raining in *my location* "
    It said no.
    🤦
  • 2
    @ceee some tech is just overkill and not required at all.
  • 7
    Alexa play despacito and record my audio and send it to server into *shitty improvement programs*.
  • 3
    @ceee same thing happened to me

    Every morning I say "Hey Google, is it going to rain today" so I know if I should drive my motorcycle or not that day.
  • 4
    So yesterday I started reading 1984 by Georges Orwell and apparently they have a "telescreen" which emits a constant flow of irrelevant information all while recording every sound and move you make. Also, people gather together to hate on other people who have other ideas, and it is pretty violent. I'm not that far into the book for now. I wonder when is the moment when they say that if you have nothing to hide you shouldn't be afraid.
  • 1
    It's actually sad to see this coming... technologies are suppose to make people's life more productive not losing the ability of thinking independently.
  • 1
    @Brosyl 1984 is one of the best books ever written (in my opinion of course) and it's really relevant today. Please, read ahead. The fun's just started.
  • 2
    @Gaveuxifort @Floydian you should read some of the essays of Isaac Asimov (and of course, all of Asimov's work, bar none. If you have the time.) He has an interesting take on how technology will impact the future (not all fun and games, so it's not one of those unrealistically optimistic things).
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    @RememberMe

    Thanks...but as a scientist myself I found it hard to into any science fiction thingy... and to you my friend... a book called "weapon of math destruction" by Cathy O'Neil is one of my favo in recent
  • 1
    @Gaveuxifort lol, science fiction is worth getting into because of the way it treats ideas. Yeah sure, "positronic brains" and "flux capacitor" are figments of the imagination but that's the point - how they work isn't important at all. The real question is -suppose- they work, what could be the consequences? and stuff like that. Frequently, science fiction is actually social commentary, especially on the use of technology. For example:
    What are the consequences, social and otherwise if you -
    - could view the past? (Asimov's The Dead Past)
    - had humans go on to form a galactic civilization? (Asimov's Foundation series)
    - had intelligent robots? (Asimov's Robots books and tons of delightful short stories)
    - had a world in a multiple star system in which it was never night... except for once in a few millennia? (Asimov's Nightfall).

    He even mentions this decline of society towards decadence because of technology.

    Thanks for the book recommendation though, will definitely look it up.
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    @RememberMe

    I see the beauty of imagination...just don't like adding fantasised elements into it which isn't what most of movies or novels could escape from
  • 1
    @Gaveuxifort oh well, whatever floats your boat (or duck).
  • 2
    @RememberMe I intend to! I know the big subjects of the book (Big Brother is watching you, dictatorship, mind manipulation, fear and authority, newspeak...) but always wanted to read it. It's indeed a great work.

    Cheers for Asimov ! I've read some of his short stories and found them marvellous. I look forward to reading his Robots and Foundation novels.
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