It’s truly amazing what’s going on on Mars these days. Smart people, great planning and incredible technology is moving cargo from Earth to Mars more or less automatically. Then conducting experiments, even having a helicopter working autonomously – in totally unknown terrain. While here on Earth even the simplest emergency planning seems to be a big challenge – and controversial. Why?
A seemingly universal consensus: The world needs more energy. And it has to be clean. Fossil is out, renewable is in – etc. etc. etc. You know the drill – it’s everywhere, all day. What if it’s wrong? The metrics, the goals, the premise?
It is still true that every cloud has a silver lining. The recent hoopla about sentient AI is a great example. Of course it’s a cloud of baloney. But where is the silver lining?
Pardon the spelling, but it fits. It has been 35 years since passwords were deemed inadequate for reasonable security. Yet here we are, still using them – and 12345678 is still the world’s favorite. Too bad AI doesn’t exist. We could really need some help on the intelligence side of things.
Finally. The EU has made its decision. USB-C chargers will be mandatory by 2024. Time to rejoice, right? Good for the climate, good for the users, great for the economy? Not so fast…
Voluntary hostages – a contradiction in terms and yet perfectly normal. This is the situation most businesses are in – all the time. With their data. A ransomware situation if we ever saw one.
We’ve heard it for years. From climate change deniers in particular and from politicians, business people and (almost) everyone else. While denying reality, many claim tech will fix it anyway. Wishful thinking indeed, but the premise is correct. Tech won’t fix it, but tech may actually save us.
My previous post, AI’s notorious lack of intelligence, raised quite a few eyebrows – judging from the (inspiring) feedback. The distance between hype and reality is huge, the misunderstandings and disappointments plentiful while big money seems to be pouring in from salivating investors. What are we missing?
You’ll recognize the feeling. You’ve had this itch, this foreboding, maybe an important idea or the like, for a long time. Then you’re suddenly reading about it. Big relief. The ‘I’m not alone’ relief.
Sometimes reality beats Hollywood by orders of magnitude. Here’s one such case: Your cybersecurity sucks. Seriously. It’s embarassing. We’ve been pouring billions into cyber defence and cyber security for years. We’ve become good at it. Or so we thought. Then the war came. With the war came the truth. We’ve…