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Exascale 5/6 - Holo
Last in pool
Exascale 5/6 - Holo
Last in pool
Have you ever lost a microSD card containing an important piece of data? I have, and it's as annoying as all get-out. Imagine when some 'data' gets to be not just as important as 'health records', but as important as 'person'. Running everything triply-redundant to keep stray cosmic rays from flipping important bits in somebody's mind pales in comparison to the practical, physical troubles that will arise when you can fit a whole town inside a purse.

(And yes, that's a quarter celebrating Canada's bicentennial. Why wouldn't I throw in a bit of wish-fulfilment, that civil society manages to remain intact at least another half-century?)

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EricAdler
2 months, 3 weeks ago
This is where the ability to make an audio 'chirp,' even if faint, would be very useful.

You might want to e-mail the idea to your 2065 self so she can make sure the feature is added.  Even a small piezoelectric crystal that makes a tiny 'click' instead of a 'chirp' would help.
DataPacRat
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Never underestimate the pressure on corporate engineers to trim every last nickel of "unnecessary" materials from mass-produced products. Or the pressure on working-class ems to trim their expenses to the bone (or even trimming the bone), so they can compete with the hordes of other ems doing exactly the same to increase the odds they can stretch their electricity budget a little farther.

(There's a now-famous blog-post worth reading on this sort of race-to-the-bottom called "Meditations on Moloch", at https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-mo... .)
EricAdler
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow, that's an epicly long read.  Also seems to explain why a certain political party leans to science denial to further their lies that "everything's too expensive, so we should do nothing (aside from sending Megabucks to defense contractors.)"
DataPacRat
2 months, 2 weeks ago
The more complicated bit comes after identifying the incentives that lead to the socially-negative behaviour of such plutocrats: Figuring out how to /change/ those incentives, given that the folk who object tend to be diffuse and unorganized while the fatcats are already right there pulling the levers of power. The good news is that knowing where the finite amounts of work of the relevant grassroots political groups can do should be pointed improves the odds of getting things done.
Zarpaulus
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Oh yes, that guy.

Have you read the "Exploring Egregores" essays on the Cthulhu Mythos by any chance?
DataPacRat
2 months, 2 weeks ago
You mean the ones at https://exploringegregores.wordpress.com/table-of-conte... ? Yep, I keep up with the whole subcommunity in general - these days, the general term is the "LessWrong Diaspora" (though LessWrong itself is still a going concern).

As for the Cthulhu-esque essays themselves... I could say that I'm suspended between Cthugha and Ithaqua. My very username, which I've been using since around '01, is all about preserving data, and I am something of an e-hoarder; but I'm also rather less socially-oriented than is described the Cthugha-cultists, and am, literally, signed up to have my body frozen in hopes of eventual personal revival. (My current estimates on the odds of that working: between 4% and 6%, depending on the particulars of the technique applied.) With relatively minor tugs to the sides from Shub, Nyarly, and maybe Yog.
Zarpaulus
2 months, 2 weeks ago
I'd say Yog-Sothoth takes up the most of my brain in the Lovecraft pantheon, I crave information but mostly as it leads to understanding.

I feel Shubby's influence on a daily basis, and honestly, she scares me.

Nyarlathotep I admit some aspirations towards.

Reminds me, I need to develop some egregores for my setting's trans-stellar noospherist religion.
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