My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.
“I’ve been interested in technology, and machine learning in particular, for a long time: when I was 14, I designed software that wrote original music, and later went on to invent the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, among other inventions. I’ve always worked to create practical systems that will make a difference in people’s lives, which is what excites me as an inventor.
While I don’t hate driving, I personally would be all for this. However I feel the article fails to mention the special interests that would most certainly be vehemently against this. Without liable drivers how many police officers, truck drivers and even lawyers would be looking at less jobs and lighter wallets? Unfortunately we’ve created a culture that is dependent on misfortune and too many are dependent on that for this to not receive too much backlash for it to go through.
Really cool culture developing here. The music industry has a tendency to come off as desperately clinging to their old model so to see events like ‘Music Hack Day’ is a good sign they’re opening up to the right direction. You can also see this sort of culture developing with applications like Soundcloud and Spotify taking steps to become more of a platform recently. Very excited to see how things will progress in the near and long-term future.
Some good points, the question is are we better off as “free-lance” employees? It seems like this would give the individual more power, but it could backfire into making it easier for companies to pass off responsibility. It also seems a little messy that we’re heading in a direction where all the different parts of a piece of software are handled by different companies. Seems like an integration nightmare. However, with the growing popularity of Software as a Service and APIs there has never been a better time.