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

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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RE[8]: Comment by Tractor
by Lennie on Fri 25th Oct 2013 13:00 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Tractor"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Well, if some predictions are correct. They'll need their cognitive skills.

See, I don't know what will really happen.

I just know certain tasks will be automated, some predict certain jobs will disappear.

If that means these people will be without a job, well, not if they get enough education in a timely fashion.

What is "enough education" however will increase with time as computers can do more and more cognitive(-like) tasks.

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RE[9]: Comment by Tractor
by darknexus on Fri 25th Oct 2013 13:20 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Tractor"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Education is, however, another problem. As it stands now, the education system is nothing but a legalized extortion machine at least in the US, propped up by ever more laws and ever higher costs for nothing of real value. The only education that is currently of value is specialized education, i.e. medical and law, and even for that you have to go through four years of crap before you can even start.
Those four years, we call them college, are useless and that's being kind. If you go for a degree in, for the sake of argument, software engineering, do you have any idea what classes you take the most now? English literature, philosophy, history. Remember that you've just spent 12 to 13 years of your life going through all that, and you have to do it again not because it helps your education, but because it's a way to raise money so the school can put in more sports stadiums. Do you know who get the most scholarships here? Athletes, not students.
The trouble with mandatory education for employment is just like the trouble with government. They can squeeze and squeeze and squeeze and you have two choices: take it up the ass or don't get work. Is this the world you people want?

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RE[10]: Comment by Tractor
by Lennie on Fri 25th Oct 2013 13:38 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Tractor"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Education is, however, another problem. As it stands now, the education system is nothing but a legalized extortion machine at least in the US, propped up by ever more laws and ever higher costs for nothing of real value.


It's been suggested online education will eventually be better than in the classroom, because when someone in education realizes they can create one course for much, much more people it allows them to spend more money on the production of the course things will improve. Think: math 101, for million of students, would mean enough money for production of that course. The kind of money that gets spend for production of a Hollywood movie. This will help.

Is this the world you people want?


Who is you people ?

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RE[10]: Comment by Tractor
by Soulbender on Fri 25th Oct 2013 13:38 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Tractor"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

They can squeeze and squeeze and squeeze and you have two choices: take it up the ass or don't get work


Well, there's also the 3rd choice of living in a country with a sane education system, one that isn't designed to be a profit machine.

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