spisHjerner t1_jegrg83 wrote

While I love all the Musk-hate, why is Zuckerberg not catching the same if not more heat?

Zuckerberg stole all our medical data; all of it.

Zuckerberg has sold our data to China and Russia; often. There's verified records of it.

Zuckerberg sold our data to a company (Cambridge Analytica) and funded a multi-year campaign in order to sway US presidential elections to better fit his business use case.

Zuckerberg maintains an ads platform known to repeatedly manufacture disinformation campaigns targeting innocent users-- older and younger people that don't know better and are susceptible to manipulation.


spisHjerner t1_jegq6ra wrote

LaMDA + Google Conversations was "it." They quite literally had developed the cutting edge tech already. It's really astonishing to see that Conversations team was unilaterally fired. Same with Robotics.

My only thought is that the US Government gave them an ultimatum, e.g., either you develop AGI robots for us to use as military merchants, or you shut it down. And Google chose to shut it down. This is the only way I can see this happening. (Similar to Microsoft suddenly ditching VR).

Truly a WTF moment in history.


spisHjerner t1_jegiivt wrote

Reminds me of the Mac Miller song "So It Goes" -

"You could have the world in the palm of your hands You still might drop it."

Google had every opportunity, some of the smartest people in the world, developing cutting-edge models, for at least 6 years. What really happened? Dude fumbled so hard. It's still shocking for me to see.


spisHjerner t1_jecxqif wrote

I agree.

For some, they've restructured to no longer pay for child care (upwards of $40K/year) and commute (upwards of $2000/year). It's not just "work in the office." It's "you've priced us out of the city and you don't pay us enough to support the commute and the cost of childcare."

For some, they've restructured to become more productive at home > office. Less distractions, and better work/life balance (e.g., working out, preparing food at home). Back-to-office brings up anxiety, and disrupts that new healthy flow-state.

For me, I like working in the office. I like the 20-30 min. commute time to prepare for work and wind down from work mentally. I also value the separation of work and home. I tend to overwork at home because it's always there. I also believe it's safer to work on certain projects in-office rather than at-home, for various reasons. I also understand I am in the minority.

So when companies say and do things like "we're not giving you raises/cost-of-living salary adjustments, and you need to come in to work or you're fired," it's hard to make sense of it. Because we know it's more about the company keeping its real estate than us being productive workers.

There are notable exceptions, for sure. This is a gross simplification of the work climate.


spisHjerner t1_je3devb wrote

> climate change is everywhere

Humans are everywhere, right now. It is that our physical bodies can't survive too much fluctuation. We'll see reduction in food supply as well. We are actually no longer trending for overpopulation. Many countries report a rapid decline. We are not producing offspring like before. And our mortality rate is declining. So, as less places become inhabitable, with less people able and willing to procreate, we're actually going to experience a sudden drop off in human population. This true-human population decline will be accelerated as human-ai hybridization increases.


spisHjerner t1_je3946h wrote

Our physical bodies can't withstand effects of climate change. Capitalism signals it will be "immortality for some." AGI could take out humans before we improve on this. Efforts to mine the moon may start a war in space, which could result in Earth being destroyed.

It's not that simple to say "humans achieve immortality" when existential threats loom heavy.