Big Tech’s rocking credos on the rocks – a love story

Some billionaires are bullies. But can they be bullied? Sure, in autocracies. But in the United States? Well … disrupting the so-called disrupters. As the song goes, “traveling twice the speed of sound, it’s easy to get burned” [1]. Normally, sucking up to power isn’t news in the corporate world, but Silicon Valley was supposed… Continue reading Big Tech’s rocking credos on the rocks – a love story

AI chatbot subscriptions – worth $20 a month?

Despite all the reality checks and cautions about AI chatbots, general discussion & development continues to move ahead, discounting worst-case scenarios. Particularly big tech rollouts of new versions – with some new names – for public-facing chatbots. And AI startups even pitching the promise of empathetic-like AI customer-facing agents to businesses (delivering at least better… Continue reading AI chatbot subscriptions – worth $20 a month?

The new year 2024

2023 was likely the hottest year on record … megadroughts … megafires … megastorms & floods … mega migrations … and all the political & social impacts. In the New Year, complacency is not an option – misinformation exploits hopelessness. • Wired > “Yes, the Climate Crisis Is Now ‘Gobsmacking.’ But So Is Some Progress” by Matt… Continue reading The new year 2024

Merry Christmas 2023

My holiday card this year in the cosmic greetings, Santa-in-Space series. What another year … how to handle the challenge of cheer?so, Santa’s adapted, got some new gearamidst all the clutter & clatter,swiftly gauging every matter even the Claus is down with AI,for transport does he deftly relyto artfully supervise a lot,answering wishes by merry… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2023