I agree with CC on the UN.
Computers, we could easily do without them. Humans did for 99.9% of our race’s life. Computers have helped saved lives, but only after applying a seperate innovation which was previously related to the computer.
Terrorists, ect are not caught by computers. They are caught by people. Computers are simply a little tool they can use to help relay information. Many con men will tell you, sure all this new technology is great, but it doesn’t beat a good head on your soldiers and a smile.
Yea, I remember those days too.Â The best game out there was a text based Star Trek game called Space Wars because of possible copyright infringement.Â It took about one minute to make a single move or fire a torpeedo.Â If you warped into a sector with more than two Klingon ships, you’d better use phasers and knock them out in a single salvo or you may not get a second chance.
We had that game on our high school PDP-8 computer. The key was to do a scan of the entire universe so you knew where the klingon’s were. We had a grid made the represented that universive size, and could determine the number of units to warp to each occupied space. Also used photon torpedos to pick off individual klingon ships instead of phasers that used lots of power.
I believe we did clear the galaxy once, but it was a lot of work to do so!
I dare anyone to guess where the next “hit” is going to be. Mostly because if you turn out to be right, there will be several armor-clad people knocking down your door a few minutes later asking you (with the aid of a large rubber hose) how you knew where the attack would come. Call me crazy, but THAT would make me laugh.
Absolutely. A person that is given some liberties regarding how they spend their time at work will usually perform better in the long run than somebody that is forced to “work” for the duration. Granted, this is the case for salaried professionals more so than for menial, minimum wage hourly jobs where the worker is much more replaceable. A professional that you need to put significant resources into to make them an important, contributing member of the organization should be allowed some freedom in this regard. If their job is high-stress, they will just get burned out quicker if the stress isn’t relived in some manner.