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TECHNOLOGICAL SHORT SIGHTEDNESS
The outrage shown by some actors over digital actors or synthespians as they are now known, in such films as Shrek and Final Fantasy etc, only goes to show their ignorance of what is to come (also see Simone). This also shows that if some of these so-called well-informed and semi educated rich people can get angry about these simple creations, then the masses may react in an even worse way, if the next generation of A.I. systems, start making an impact in their job sector or more importantly their wallets. And once Hollywood realises that it doesn't have to pay millions for real actors because Digital Doubles can be re-faced and do an even better job than their expensive, unreliable and moody film star counterparts, then maybe actors will have to find a new career. Especially when you hear rumours, that directors like George Lucas, wouldn't have minded having no actors in his movies, just digital recreations. So it looks like the all digital Hulk or at least his programmers may have a better future, than most actors. It will never happen, I hear JLO fans cry, but go ask the silent movie stars, who didn't make it in the talkies?
Remember modern epics don't need hundreds or thousands of extras, a little CG can now fill in the gabs.
I can also see a future film and VR industry in which famous actors just licence their avatars to studios and in the process, Angelina and Brad never get old?
On the short sighted front, then I find it really funny when I see adverts for broadband, followed by news of movie and software companies screaming blue murder about online piracy, what did they think the masses where going to do, with all that extra bandwidth? It's the capitalist ideology gone mad, media moguls making billions, want you to get fibre optic into your home, but then only want you to use it, to buy more of their content and services. There is another way to look at piracy, if Gates is willing to charge over £200 for Windows Vista in the UK, then the question is, has this man / company, actually put in enough real work, to merit being paid billions of the backs of the people, who have in effect had to do real work, so as to pay for it. Just remember, capitalism is not a bad system, except when it is being corrupted?
Piracy is also killing the music industry or so I hear, the question once again has got to be, does some no nothing teenager, have the right to put out a record, make a bundle and then retire early. Why should we support a system that say's that's ok. I think piracy is in some small way, a form of anti-capitalism, in other words, we aren't going to work, just to keep making these types of people richer, so we will pirate your stuff, until you also have to do some minimum wage job, just like most of us. I know, the kids don't make anything, its the record companies and producers, also if these people are so worried about piracy, then how come most of them are so rich?
Then you read and see adverts saying that piracy hurts the little people in the movie industry, they even spend millions on advertising saying it's wrong, whilst paying actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger a reputed 30 million+ dollars to do T3. Here's an idea Arnie, take a pay cut and then go and feed some of the little people? The movie industry may soon face an even bigger piracy problem, as storage, cameras and the web are all continually upgraded, then the average kid, could have the equivalent of a multi-media server in their pocket. I can imagine pirates and kids going to the cinema and then streaming movies direct over the net, to their friends and colleagues. This is the future, companies will sell you hardware that will be capable of storing terabytes of data, with HDTV resolution cameras onboard and tons of bandwidth, then ask you not to copy anything illegal. This is about to get very silly, we need to turn away from the capitalist ideology and seek some new ways for us all to benefit and prosper from this technologies introduction. Otherwise we may start locking people up, for all the wrong reasons and a new society will be born into a technological nightmare, rather than utilizing this technology, to help bring about a better society. I'm not the only one who thinks like this, some judges and courts are also wising up to the fact, that locking people up for having a pirate copy of a song etc on their IPOD, is stupid. This may one day be seen, as a fundamental and philosophical change in how society deals with the introduction of certain new technologies, i.e. for the good of us all, rather than the few.
Wouldn't it be funny if they do change the law, about non-US citizens being able to run for presidency.
This could become a self fulfilling prophecy or as this eBook keeps pointing out, a society run by machines, with president Terminator himself, in charge of us all. Mind you, he has got to be better than the alternative or maybe not?
Just remember, Arnie, is from the same country that gave us Adolph, but I don't suppose we can hold that against him?
He won California over, I keep thinking, how dumb can politics get and have the voters even watched pumping iron.
As the oracle said - what do all men with power want - more power?
Imagine if he does become President, imagine world leaders having to take this man seriously, in anything, other than in a physical sense?
FUTURE AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY, WITH ARNIE IN CHARGE, DID ANYBODY SEE COLLATERAL DAMAGE, LET'S TAKE OUT ALL THE TERRORISTS, HANG ON, SORRY THAT'S CURRENT US POLICY.
JUST REMEMBER, ONE COUNTRY'S TERRORIST, IS ANOTHER COUNTRIES HERO?
HE SAID HE WILL NOT MAKE ANOTHER MOVIE, SHAME I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO DR.STRANGELOVE PART 2
SHOULD I SAY
HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE A.I. ?
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