"all that will be left are cockroaches and Larry Ellison"
My money is on Tardigrades and Keith Richards to outlast pretty much everything.
Oracle on Thursday reported $9.8bn in revenue for Q3 of its 2020 fiscal year, a two per cent year-over-year gain and enough to lift the database giant's stock in after-hours trading despite a dismal day on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 10 per cent, the latest in a series of declines driven by concern …
Nope, last thing on Earth will be millions of computers all displaying "Windows has an important update. Would you like to install this now or later tonight?"
The last person alive will be Tim Cook desperately trying to persuade the cockroaches that buying the iPhone 12 Pro with 10 cameras is a good thing.
For all I care, Larry Ellison can sleep with the Roaches. Although, I must say, these doomsday predictions has given me an idea to engineer AI bots that try to project the end-times effectively. I might not be as accurate as my Artificial Intelligence creation, but with Trump in office, and Fascists in majority of counties - it looks like we are being punished, and cockroaches are the least of our worries. There is incentive, however, to engineer AI machines that do manage the loss of productivity being experienced throughout the globe (maybe that would be the most realistic use IMO).
~Vibhor Tyagi (Techie at Engineer.AI)
We don't have fascists in any significant numbers in the majority of countries.
What we have is people who are participating in the democratic process who are demanding that their (for the most part fairly reasonable) concerns are addressed. Their opponents are in turn deriding their concerns, calling them names (ie fascists) and telling them that if they don't agree with them then they shouldn't vote for them.
Then they are acting quite surprised when they fail to win a majority of the vote.
If you want Trump and the "populists" (ie, people offering policies that the majority of people want) out of power then offer credible solutions to resolve the underlying conditions that caused these people to exist in the first place instead of throwing adhomium attacks at anti establishment politicians sitting at the top of the establishment; it only helps makes their anti establishment support base think they are doing some good!
Nothing good is ever done in a democracy, because people vote for what they want, not what they need and governments can't think beyond the life of the parliament.
If you want to get shit done that needs to be done, you need a dictatorship backed by lots of people with big guns.
Dictators are in it for life, democracy is too many compromises limited by standing for re-election.
"When the world ends – coronavirus plague, WW3, whatever – all that will be left are cockroaches and Larry Ellison trash talking his rivals"
And he will likely find a way to to charge you a licence fee for still being alive in his Oracle world. on all the houses that are left just in case you needed shelter for the night.
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