Do we value more the ability to be silly in college - or the opportunity to value of who somebody is over who they have been over time.
Q: About previous slide. What will be valued? or what will be valuable?
If material things become abundant.
Q: Value in the sense of scarcity and economic exchange.
Economic value. Right. Money as a proxy for those things.
Not what people will value in a more spiritual sense.
L: Can add power.
I like to think people think of power as a means. Some think of it as an end.
that is a \"spiritual\" value.
IP, first thing on list.
Once mfg goods are not scarce, they will want a system to control digital files.
DRM - Digital Rights Management (aka Digital Restriction Management by critics)
Can be sold without allowing multiple copies.
both light and dark sides. May make system trusted not only by you but by Microsoft.
Obeys you or betrays you.
If someone infringes movie copyright 3 times, person can get kicked off the internet.
Later generations would think of getting kicked off the internet like not being allowed to walk down the street -- pretty severe.
We've seen effort, basically, for tiny Hollywood to control vast SiliconValley.
$$$ value of entertainment is small relative to computer industry.
Yet, they say computers should be architected to our standards.
\"Change your technology to protect our old industry.\"
They think of anything. We can't let design of new technologies controlled by old industries.
You will see other tech that haave various forces, stak holders, that are oushing the alw, force these people to change their tech so that it will not iunerupt our industry, I understand, people who have been faced with these technologies I sympathize, but the reality we cannot allow our tech to be influenced by old industries
Not all patents are wrong.
Hardware and software are the same.
Explosion - immense number. Many not good for society.
Cause fo this explosion - immense number of problems to solve.
Problem was new. They were first. Answer not that hard.
On-click shopping. Amazon holds this patent.
Not a hard answer, the question was new.
Patent office said, \"Is this novel\" Yes.
One thing about patents that I think is important
We've seen in patents an explosion, many of them bad and not even good for society, what we see now are more tech for problems, the problems are new but the answers are easy, we should push patents to be new answers to old questions
New answers to hard questions. Those deserve patents.
Different answers to what do you do to get money for creative work when anyone can copy.
Government pays everyone to be creative. Canada.
Get over it - no business will get copyright protection.
Micropayments - paypal but at 1/10th of a cent. Most people honest.
Some say iTune story, 99 cent songs.
Microrefunds - all with money back guarantee. Default is to pay, exception/explicit act is to get refund.
Trust public to be good. Symbol \"I'm a good guy who pays for bands.\" Tip jars.
Shareware. Voluntary payment.
You can use it for free, but it asks you to pay to register.
Patronage - used to be way - Mozart of something - you got a patron who handed over a chunk of change. Give wealth of creative out? Another question.
Sell tie-ins. Movies - Star Wars/Return of the Jedi - picked up extra money.
Shakespeare in Love -
The producer at the globe theatre says, \"I don't know, it will work out, it's a mystery\"
Why do we care about protecting the stuff that people create?
Banning Genetic Discrimination
- life extension vs. \"necrophilia\" those who embrace death / after life
Think like a dinosaur [ref]
- slavery? Will we give rights to machines? Will they have possesions? Will/should we pause them?
Genero Sapiens - robot, perhaps cyborg
Homo Sapiens Effictus - clone
Is simulated water wet? Does chess computer simulate playing chess?
Will our tech betray us?
Will we build on tech that spies on us and invades our privacy
If you go to a priest who takes your confession, law says priest can't divuldge that info because if it wasn't private for priests, lawyers, doctors then they could not perform their job to the best of their abilities.
Why can't we have tech that does the same?
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