[CoMoDev] Re: PalmSource DevCon

  • From: David Beers <cervezas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Jeff Preston <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 11:34:12 -0600

The thing that struck me is that in the Star Wars universe they had cracked 
strong AI but hadn't yet discovered ultrasonography.  So the robots that repair 
severed limbs and deliver babies are no big deal but everyone is surprised to 
learn that Padme has delivered twins.

As for software development, once you get to a certain stage don't the machines 
take over most of that task as well?  We'll have the Microsoft BotNet Framework 
and you'll develop the software you need by dashing off a quick email to an 
"instance" of System.Developer.CSharp that lives on Windows BotNet Server.  I'm 
sure it will be a great world to live in but I'm not looking forward to version 
1.0. ;-)


 On Tue, 31 May 2005 09:44:47 -0700 (PDT), Jeff Preston wrote:
> great report, David...thanks.
> Wish I was back in civilization. I must be
> working too hard: saw Star Wars yesterday. I had
> the following internal dialog inside my head
> during the entire movie:
> "Wow...look at all that automated technology.
> Geez, some poor slob has to program every single
> door, building control, vehicle and everything
> else!"
> This gave me a vague feeling of uneasiness, until
> I had the thought that by this time in the future
> there will be some universal interpreter or
> runTime language that is easy enough for end
> users.
> Am I rambling? Back to work.
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