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  • A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck

    03/03/2016 8:45:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2016 | Farhad Manjoo
    Let’s say computers come for most of our jobs. This may not seem likely at the moment; computer scientists and economists offer wildly varying ideas for how deeply automation will affect future employment. But for the sake of argument, imagine that within two or three decades we’ll have morphed into the Robotic States of America.
  • Windows Is Dead, Google Killed It

    09/03/2013 3:13:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/03/2013 | FARHAD MANJOO, SLATE
    Windows is dead. Let’s all salute it — pour out a glass for it, burn a CD for it, reboot your PC one last time. Windows had a good run. For a time, it powered the world. But that era is over. It was killed by the unlikeliest of collaborations — Microsoft’s ancient enemies working over decades, in concert: Steve Jobs, Linus Torvalds, and most of all, two guys named Larry and Sergey. Late on Monday, Microsoft announced its unsurprising $7.2 billion plan to buy Nokia’s smartphone division. Nokia is the world’s largest manufacturer of phones that run Microsoft’s Windows...
  • The 9/11 Deniers

    06/28/2006 2:52:27 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 55 replies · 12,072+ views
    Salon ^ | June 28, 2006 | Farhad Manjoo
    June 27, 2006 | According to Dylan Avery, a 22-year-old filmmaker in upstate New York, no terrorists hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and no passengers heroically revolted. The plane didn't even crash in that Shanksville, Penn., field, he says, but instead landed safely in Cleveland. And not only that. As Avery sees it, the true 9/11 attackers brought down the World Trade Center in a controlled demolition, most likely to get at $160 billion in gold bars he believes were buried under the towers. As for the attack on the Pentagon, Avery insists...