The acceleration of technological progress has been the central
feature of this century. I argue in this paper that we are on the edge
of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. The precise
cause of this change is the imminent creation by technology of
entities with greater than human intelligence.
Althea isn’t just a new way to pay for wifi at coffee shops and airports. It’s a system of software that will let communities set up decentralized ISPs. Users purchase internet service and equipment owners are automatically compensated for their contributions to the network.
While using Lucene and Solr we are used to a very high reliability. However, there may come a day when Solr will inform us that our index is corrupted, and we need to do something about it. Is the only way to repair the index to restore it from the backup or do full indexation? No – there is hope in the form of CheckIndex tool.
But what was really on his mind that day, he confessed, was the lack of credit he gets for having invented social media. “I built the first Twitter, Lifestreams,” he said, “and it was better than Twitter.”
But even if there was substantial dissent, Young seems right about one thing: miners don't have much choice.
And that's because ethereum developers have built in a so-called"difficulty bomb" – a piece of code that gradually slows down the rate that ethereum blocks are issued on its blockchain in order to convince users to move over to a new chain.
So, even if miners continue to mine the old version of ethereum, they'll be economically disincentivized to keep doing so.