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Originally Posted by soth7676 View Post

This actually reminds me alot of Xerox's PARC...which brought us such innovations as ....

Laser printers,
Computer-generated bitmap graphics
The Graphical user interface, featuring windows and icons, operated with a mouse
The WYSIWYG text editor
Interpress, a resolution-independent graphical page-description language and the precursor to PostScript
Ethernet as a local-area computer network
Fully formed object-oriented programming in the Smalltalk programming language and integrated development environment.
Model–view–controller software architecture


All pie in the sky type projects at the beginning, but having a huge impact in future generations...

Oh right! I forgot about PARC!

There was also Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) R&D too.... Incidentally, DEC engineers went Google: http://www.wired.com/2012/08/google-as-xerox-parc/all/
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post #42 of 88

Good article. I saw no Skynet or mention of Terminator Robots therein but we know it's there somewhere. skull.gif

 

If Obi looked anything like Sarah Conner, the Internet would have Xploded. :D

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Originally Posted by lombardsoup View Post

Was just going to mention the disturbing faith like element to all this.

faith brain washing.. it even happens with science its just that they have calculated the formula
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wkZIWlG.jpg

http://www.fastcompany.com/3028156/united-states-of-innovation/the-google-x-factor
One of the best written articles of 2014. Hands down.

It's absolutely fascinating seeing what they're doing and how they're doing it. eek.gif
You are wrong frickfrock, the article is written poorly, it was difficult to tell what was being said.
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You are wrong frickfrock, the article is written poorly, it was difficult to tell what was being said.

I, along with almost everyone here, understood what was being said. What didn't you get?
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faith brain washing.. it even happens with science its just that they have calculated the formula

global warming comes to mind with this
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I for one am extremely happy that there are organisations like this that invest in crazy ideas as I believe this is where life changing stuff comes from.
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post #48 of 88
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Then the world might shift to a new economic model.....

If robots can do most things.... include space exploration and mining....
Solar = cheap energy.
Solar system = relatively cheap materials.


Humans can then be freed to do much more interesting things.


For example.... why did the Middle Ages occur and how do the Renaissance come about?
Farming innovation.

During the Middle Ages, the vast majority of labor was dedicated to food production. This left no time for thought or room for innovation. Once food production increased, it freed humans from working in the fields.

The Renaissance came about not just because of food production, it was also heralded by the rediscovery of money (as we know it) through the discovery of gold in the America's. Gold had been hoarded by the church and monarchies until then. Money is the tool of empires and once the Roman empire collapsed money vanished as Europe entred the feudal Dark Ages, however with the discovery of gold the British, Spanish, French, Dutch, German and other empires were reborn and European powers went on a murderous rampage which has lasted centuries.

Now with the age of robotics and especially light-out production (pioneered by FANUC) and self repairing and replicating machinery (facilitated by 3D printing) money has no more value as, in time, machinery and robotics will take over 95% of jobs. What will billions of people do? Either a new model, as you said, will be heralded or billions will die but that would make the human species not genetically diverse and once genetic diversity dwindles so does the viability of a species. Anyway, what we will experience is possible catastrophic change and then a new model will arise, films like Elysium serve to prepare the masses for what the elites would like however I hope we don't enter an era like Brave New World and 1984.
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We need crazy ideas.

I often get awesome crazy ideas.

I am a do it your self-er. I have built pretty much everything I own. I like to think outside of the box, I will admit sometimes you need to remember the box though and not completely lose site of realities. Yes computers, machines and robots will account for much of the work force- I'd say by the end of my life. It is doable (if we change the global currency model from greed of few and starvation for many) to something much different that we as a whole species will benefit from our technological advancements.

Lets keep inventing.

Lets keep working for a better future for everyone.
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I expect you're asked. I doubt you can apply to work there but I could be wrong.

You can...kind of.

One of the guys I worked with (both on G+ at the time) is now with GX. You can certainly apply to work there, but generally the spots are filled internally. But every now and again a spot does open up on http://www.google.com/about/careers/
 
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