Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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by Lennie on Fri 25th Oct 2013 09:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Tractor"
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Welcome to the world of globalization and mass automation and mass communication. There is going to be a lot of change in the world in the coming years.

As an example FoxConn a company employs 1.2 million people in China, mostly in factories building electronics. They say they want to have their first fully automated factory build in 5 to 10 years.

Think about it: if you were a truck- or taxi-driver, do you expect to have a job in 5 years now Google and others are building self-driving cars ? And Uber makes it really easy to get a taxi where you want ?

45% of jobs (!) in the US are a high risk to be automated away in 10 to 20 years.

It probably has already started, jobs that existed before the crisis did not return:

Luckily electricity, water and food, the basic necessities of life might get dirt cheap too:

If you want to have a job, be a generalist and move up the stack. Maybe learn programming. Moore's Law will take away your job eventually. As Marc Andreessen says: Software is eating the world.

Edited 2013-10-25 09:22 UTC

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