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It’s one thing to read about something truly awful coming at you. It’s another to see that thing even if what you see is – for now – fiction. Watch this YouTube video created by a Stuart Russell, a well-respected CS professor  at the UC Berkeley and Autonomousweapons.org Then ask yourself if there’s a single bit about it that will be fiction not fact in a few years time.

Apple is moving its developers and customers to auto-renewing subscriptions instead of outright purchases on all Apple platforms, including Mac OS. And it’s high time too. In the olden days when customers would pay for a desktop app once (or at least the EULA that let them use it), software vendors could only prosper by getting every more first-time customers, or angering at least a third of their user base every year by offering a paid…

I know it’s always hard on employees when they’re told they’re no longer needed. It’s hard on management too! But we’re running a business here and our investors want to see increased profits, decreased costs, and especially labor costs. So, if you one of our valued employees in retail, food services, logistics, accounting, h.r., facilities management, or transportation, well, we’re going to have to let you go. In about five years. Maybe four. Maybe three…