@johngordon To me, this indicts the erosion of public education, a former rich "commons" the US provided itself. I don't know what is wrong with us that we actually want to slip from knowledge back into the darkness of tribal and unchallenged believing.
@clarkgoble I can't believe the claimed frequency of updates. I do most of my land buying and site planning with heavy use of Google satellite imagery and find it woefully late, years late, in reporting changes that I verify on foot.
@indigo @jeremycherfas The politics are decaying in UK and USA, the weather is going to hell nearly everywhere. But Canada dumped a corporation captive PM for Trudeau and may be the last habitable spot where some English is still spoken [www.google.com].
@johngordon do you know if the behavior matches the brief spate of saying NO to everything in a more typical development, e.g. "terrible twos". I like to think we as a society [not speaking for affected parents] see development delayed as devlpmnt denied.
@johngordon way more questions than answers there. "productivity" is calculated from the measurable economy but several forces wring families out of the economy. Does "productivity" include selling your flatscreen on e-bay or your car on craigslist?
@johngordon I think an old worry is now bearing fruit: Creativity and pulling in ideas from barely related contexts [still difficult for AIs] will offer the job opportunities of the future but for far fewer of us. The social aspects of work will warp.
@johngordon in 80's we wondered why computerized paperwork had not yielded productivity gains. but now "...defence of technological change – that it creates more new jobs than it destroys – no longer holds water...."
@joeo10 back in 70s I glued a procedure on to my RSTS login that recognized a pattern but never allowed a repeat of previous strings that were used to log in...a MITM could bag the string but maybe not the pattern. It worked.