Four things I wanted to tell you this morning
The only thing missing from this ad is something analogous to the “And now it has 5 blades. Because you couldn’t possibly do with only 4 blades” one-upmanship of the men’s razor industry.
2. I am going to this:
The full name of the conference is The Color of Surveillance: Georgetown Law Conference to Explore Racial Bias of Government Monitoring, and I’m looking forward to it. Anyone worried about the dystopian future of government surveillance should learn about what’s happening right now to poor minority neighborhoods.
3. I’m not going to this:
Here’s a ridiculous quote from this conference which, typically, conflates what millennials “like” with what they’ve had to put up with because they were born into a world of enormous student debt and terrible job security (h/t Ernie Davis):
Game technologies are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace since they appeal to the millennial generation who have grown up playing video and computer games together with using mobile devices. But this is much more than fun! Serious games can generate up to millions of data points that can then be fed into machine-learning algorithms to help employers make smart HR decisions to win the war for talent.
4. I’m Worried About Self-driving Cars
Because won’t it encourage enormously wasteful use of cars? If I can go to sleep while I’m in my car and it’s driving to Lexington, Virginia, what will stop me from visiting my buddy Aaron every weekend?
And for that matter, why even be in the car while it’s going somewhere? I can send my car to do errands I don’t want to do, or deliver packages I don’t want to bother sending from the post office.