Stanislaw Lem imagined things that came true

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

So far I’ve only read one book by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris. But it seems in his works he predicted a bunch of technologies that we have today. Mikolaj Glinski on Culture.pl shows how Lem predicted ebooks, audio books, the Internet, Google, and more: 13 Things Lem Predicted About The Future We Live In

Please read if you have Windows 10

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I’m not sure why this isn’t front page news. Not only did Microsoft install Windows 10 without asking customers, not only did they add a bunch of shockingly horrible default privacy settings, but they will reset those settings on you when you do an update. Bill Harris informs us on his blog below about this […]

Microsoft is even worse than I thought

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I recently talked about the problem with Microsoft in that it installs Windows 10 without asking you. But Microsoft is even worse than I thought. There are some truly shocking and disgusting privacy settings that are automatically turned on. Some of them are easy to find if you don’t do the default installation, but others […]

The problem with Microsoft

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Microsoft recently installed its Windows 10 operating system on my computer without asking me. This made me very upset — they shouldn’t be allowed to do that. It seems that a few weeks ago they changed their Windows 10 “upgrade” from an “optional upgrade” to a “recommended upgrade.” That means that anyone, like me, who […]

Technologies that will change the future

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

This is another article that’s 3 years old but it’s still worth looking at. Some technologies seem to come out of nowhere but others are predicted by smart people, like that guy Jules Verne: 10 technologies that will change the world in the next 10 years

Artificial intelligence will be here by 2040

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s a fascinating article by Kevin Drum from Mother Jones. He argues that rate of change in artificial intelligence matches that of computing power — it doubles about every 18 months (a phenomenon known as Moore’s Law). This means that for the first while it seems like nothing is happening and then suddenly everything happens […]