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(Daily Mail)   Fear the future technology, fearful Americans. Fear it good   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 31
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2014-04-17 07:53:55 PM
A surprising 39 percent of Americans think teleportation could happen in their lifetimes

I'm through being surprised by the stupid shiat Americans think.
 
2014-04-17 08:29:20 PM
I'm all for "genetically altered babies" if they can engineer them to STFU when on airplanes or busses, in movie theatres....
 
2014-04-17 08:33:44 PM
I'm guessing self driving cars will be cheap enough for me to afford one about the same time I'm getting too old and senile to drive myself; which I'm perfectly fine with.

Old man voice, "What? Where are we? Dagnamit car, I didn't say strip mall!"
 
2014-04-17 08:38:01 PM
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/17/reality-check-how-clo s e-are-we-to-teleportation-and-mars-colonies/

What the public says: 7% definitely, 32% probably

Yeah, always better to go straight to the source.

That's still a surprising number of people.
 
2014-04-17 08:49:55 PM
59% of people think that having more information about the world around us would be bad. Shut 'er down.
 
2014-04-17 09:09:29 PM

fusillade762: A surprising 39 percent of Americans think teleportation could happen in their lifetimes

I'm through being surprised by the stupid shiat Americans think.


We already have limited teleportation.  Why not assume that it's going to be possible?
 
2014-04-17 09:10:16 PM

LasersHurt: 59% of people think that having more information about the world around us would be bad. Shut 'er down.


"Super hot chick, who is totally into you, no really, she lives on 313 Maple St., her phone number is 555-5555, and her work address is..."

Yeah, not everything needs to be public knowledge for everyone at all times.
 
2014-04-17 09:16:56 PM

fusillade762: A surprising 39 percent of Americans think teleportation could happen in their lifetimes

I'm through being surprised by the stupid shiat Americans think.


This
 
2014-04-17 09:20:21 PM

Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: A surprising 39 percent of Americans think teleportation could happen in their lifetimes

I'm through being surprised by the stupid shiat Americans think.

We already have limited teleportation.  Why not assume that it's going to be possible?


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2014-04-17 09:34:23 PM
Yes, now you must fear your own technology. Obey the godmedia. BE AFRAID.

Honestly, author of fishwrap, just go shoot yourself.
 
2014-04-17 09:40:50 PM
gattaca is coming...
 
2014-04-17 09:41:07 PM
When a problem comes along, you must fear it.
 
2014-04-17 09:49:35 PM

fusillade762: Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: A surprising 39 percent of Americans think teleportation could happen in their lifetimes

I'm through being surprised by the stupid shiat Americans think.

We already have limited teleportation.  Why not assume that it's going to be possible?

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Technically we have the ability to teleport some very, very small quantum particles a very short distance, if I remember correctly.*

*If I also remember right, it's still light-speed limited.

It's been a really long time since I remember reading about that, though. And science reporting tends to be TERRIBLE.
 
2014-04-17 09:51:31 PM

Trocadero: LasersHurt: 59% of people think that having more information about the world around us would be bad. Shut 'er down.

"Super hot chick, who is totally into you, no really, she lives on 313 Maple St., her phone number is 555-5555, and her work address is..."

Yeah, not everything needs to be public knowledge for everyone at all times.


That's a ridiculously specific and weird example that has nothing to do with the core idea, but, okay.
 
2014-04-17 09:54:16 PM
Fear?  I thought earlier today we were cautiously excited.  Did I miss a big announcement from Boston Dynamics?
 
2014-04-17 10:04:06 PM
New tech always divides along optimist/pessimist lines.

When the railways came to Britain C18, the optimists thought a huge boon bc would unite everyone - info and people would be free to travel everywhere.

The pessimists grumped at the farmland and the noise and the smoke

The first human augmentation was spectacles in C12. People then probably objected to wearers trying to be better than what God gave them.
 
2014-04-17 10:21:50 PM

Felgraf: Technically we have the ability to teleport some very, very small quantum particles a very short distance, if I remember correctly.*


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-04-17 10:27:29 PM

RaisingKane: Felgraf: Technically we have the ability to teleport some very, very small quantum particles a very short distance, if I remember correctly.*

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x197]


Fair enough: It had been a while, and it is, admittedly, not my field of physics, so I could not remember the details.
 
2014-04-17 10:42:34 PM

big pig peaches: I'm guessing self driving cars will be cheap enough for me to afford one about the same time I'm getting too old and senile to drive myself; which I'm perfectly fine with.


I'm actually expecting insurance companies and regulatory bodies to push for driverless cars, not drivers themselves.  For new cars, you won't have an option.


LasersHurt: 59% of people think that having more information about the world around us would be bad. Shut 'er down.


Imagine a world where Google Glass can identify every person around you and tag them with info from various public databases.

id: LasersHurt
warning: convicted felon (public exposure, public intoxication)
notice: below average income for local vicinity
Match.com: currently single, 35% personality match
 
2014-04-17 10:45:15 PM
50% wouldn't ride in a driverless car...
53% think you're a douchebag to wear a Google Glass...
63% are afraid of drones...

Yeah, bullshiat. People will basically say anything to a breathless reporter(ette) who sticks a microphone in their face. Meanwhile, in the real world people are sucking up all the technology Apple, Google, 3DRobotics, et al, can shove at them as fast as it comes available.
 
2014-04-17 10:55:21 PM

Dinjiin: big pig peaches: I'm guessing self driving cars will be cheap enough for me to afford one about the same time I'm getting too old and senile to drive myself; which I'm perfectly fine with.

I'm actually expecting insurance companies and regulatory bodies to push for driverless cars, not drivers themselves.  For new cars, you won't have an option.


LasersHurt: 59% of people think that having more information about the world around us would be bad. Shut 'er down.

Imagine a world where Google Glass can identify every person around you and tag them with info from various public databases.

id: LasersHurt
warning: convicted felon (public exposure, public intoxication)
notice: below average income for local vicinity
Match.com: currently single, 35% personality match


Looks like your Google Glass program has a flaw, those are misdemeanors. :-P
 
2014-04-17 11:10:15 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Looks like your Google Glass program has a flaw, those are misdemeanors


In the future, all crimes are felons.

/this message was brought to by Lock-Em-Up Prison Services (NYSE ticker: jail4u)
 
2014-04-17 11:49:00 PM
Technically, humans already control the weather, and we have for the last couple hundred years.

We just don't do it  intentionally yet.
 
2014-04-18 12:13:03 AM
I'm fine with technology. Its human stupidity that scares the hell out of me.
 
2014-04-18 01:23:27 AM
People who have so little to do to sit and take a survey are not to be trusted. Also I'm sure there were plenty if people scared of pretty much every large technological step forward ever. It would be bigger news if the majority of the populace was well informed enough to actually comprehend the benefits that better technology can provide.
 
2014-04-18 05:44:31 AM

Dinjiin: In the future, all crimes are felons.


Corporations are people, crimes are people, people are people... Is there anything that isn't going to be a person in the future?
 
2014-04-18 05:52:40 AM
I'd much rather go in a driverless car than with some of the assholes that can get a license.
 
2014-04-18 07:33:43 AM

Dinjiin: big pig peaches: I'm guessing self driving cars will be cheap enough for me to afford one about the same time I'm getting too old and senile to drive myself; which I'm perfectly fine with.

I'm actually expecting insurance companies and regulatory bodies to push for driverless cars, not drivers themselves.  For new cars, you won't have an option.


LasersHurt: 59% of people think that having more information about the world around us would be bad. Shut 'er down.

Imagine a world where Google Glass can identify every person around you and tag them with info from various public databases.

id: LasersHurt
warning: convicted felon (public exposure, public intoxication)
notice: below average income for local vicinity
Match.com: currently single, 35% personality match


Why does everyone assume that information technology will be used solely to spy on people? Is that because that's what you would do?

Your lack of imagination is not a reason to fear and avoid a tech.
 
2014-04-18 08:41:11 AM
Teleportation will take longer than you think, dad. LONGER THAN YOU THiNK!
 
2014-04-18 09:13:30 AM

DerAppie: Dinjiin: In the future, all crimes are felons.

Corporations are people, crimes are people, people are people... Is there anything that isn't going to be a person in the future?


Poor people won't be considered a "person" anymore. The corporations will try to make it that the land owners, not the renters, have a vote in this country.
 
2014-04-18 12:33:27 PM
What the hell does the Daily Fail know about Americans?  shiat-stirring for the ignorant and untravelled masses.

I still want an SD card reader in my skull.  It would be handy to pop in a language for travel.
 
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