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  • #21
    Originally posted by jaxxed View Post
    "Try out this link" sounds way less safe than "it's on steam"
    Considering how well social engineering attacks work, most people would disagree with that.

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    • #22
      Well, I approach this topic from another angle: If you want to use something, you should be aware of its capabilities. You need a driver license to drive a car because if not, it could kill people. A computer on the other hand may not kill people if it gets infested, but people are extremely dependent on it without knowing how to properly use it. This makes them a slave to their own technology and easily controllable by outside sources, as they are unable to take any alternative (like fixing it yourself, use another albeit little more complex product etc)

      As the mass drives the economy and thus standards, the "easy" solution may reign over the "correct" one, just because people are too stupid to understand. Its a systemic problem that fuels itself - where "intelligent" people have to go extreme ways just to keep the shit out of their yards - up to a point where you have to "opt-out" or you get the shit delivered.

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      • #23
        So glad they put up these videos and slides! I went to both GDC & SIGGRAPH last year and enjoyed the Khronos sessions. But this year it was part of GDC's $800 tier, and that + flights + lodging was simply adding up too fast for this independent Blender dev. Definitely returning for SIGGRAPH though.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by jaxxed View Post

          "Try out this link" sounds way less safe than "it's on steam"
          I'm not saying that. My game dev isn't big enough for steam, especially with Greenlight supposedly going away.

          Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
          Considering how well social engineering attacks work, most people would disagree with that.
          I'm gonna agree with you. I'd much prefer to be on a recognizable, trusted platform.
          But a personal website that my friends know I own is pretty good, too. ( Or just a website that's a known trusted place for web games. )

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          • #25
            Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
            Yeah did that, no it does not usually happen. I'm talking of intelligence, as in "ability to deal with unexpected situations", the fact that many people know well a specific field that on average is also completely useless in real life is not "intelligence".
            We've clearly had different experiences

            I'm not interested in many things, but I know them regardless because it's necessary for my survival, or to avoid having to spend money I don't have, to have things fixed for me and so on.

            Or I acquire documentation to deal with issues myself on demand.
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            You could be right.
            My observations and inferences have led me to my current position. Regardless of what you think about yourself, I would be surprised if you weren't more curious than you think. For one thing, when your say "my survival", that doesn't suggest a limited field of interest.

            True for some lucky fellas, not true for the large majority of humanity. This has nothing to do with intelligence, btw.
            They very well might consider themselves lucky. That you make this observation suggests, to me, that you have interests beyond most.
            Maybe defining "interests" signs be useful?
            That's small talk at best, given how immature is the bullshit that passes for "modern AI technology" and the speed (or lack thereof) of its evolution in the last three decades, this is unlikely to happen within our lifetime or even our offspring's. Way too complex to replace human thought when your machines still can't handle even picture recognition or navigation in real life environments properly, and even less actual human interaction.

            Also, when that happens, pretty much everything else will have been replaced by pretty damn smart robots anyway, so it's not going to matter much what happens to the 2-3% of people that still have a job by then. That's either going to be a post-scarcity society or the last step in the process where humanity finally dies off and the sapient AIs they made take their place.

            I'm much more worried by what will happen in a much more near future that I'm far more likely to still be alive in, when collaborative robots (not even AIs, just smaller industrial bots with proximity sensors and some decent auto-learning procedures, these are the New Best Thing in automation) start to replace workers, and crappy specialist AI software like Cortana/GNow/Siri/whatever replace tons of people in offices or in public-facing jobs.[/QUOTE]

            Given the time period between your response and my reply, I think it might be best that we just leave this topic be

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