This year in tech felt like a simulation

This year in tech felt like a simulation

Tech saw too many things happen this year and very little of it was meaningful. It was as if we were being controlled and controlled by a random generator. This led to multiple “biggest news stories” occurring over the course of a single month, each completely unrelated.

I can’t help but think about a tweet I saw last month that summarised the absurdity of the year. It was something like, “Meta laidoff 11,000 people and it is only the third largest tech story of the week.” This is normal for a social media giant. 13% of its workforce This would have been the week’s top story. But, this was the moment. FTX went bankrupt Everyone was Impersonating corporations Twitter, because Elon Musk didn’t consider how things could go horribly wrong if anyone had a blue check. Good times.

It feels like we are living in a simulation. I mean that I sometimes hear about the latest tech news and feel like someone picked a few and tried to connect them. But that’s not the reality. Would you believe me if you told you in January that Elon Musk, Twitter’s owner, polled users to determine he would Donald Trump should be banned?

These bizarre events in tech can have serious consequences. Crypto crashes like FTX’s bankruptcy, and the UST scandal Actual people who have invested large sums of money in something they believed was a good investment have been hurt. It’s funny how you would react ten years ago to the news that Meta (oh yes, that’s what Facebook now calls itself) is losing. Quarterly, billions of dollars are spent To build virtual reality technology that no one wants. However, those decisions were not laughable for employees who lost their jobs as a result.

What does this mean for us? It’s a time in tech history when anything is possible. This is both inspiring and terrifying. It’s possible for a team from Amazon fulfillment center workers on Staten Island to accomplish this. win a union electionThey are able to advocate for themselves in the face a great deal of adversity. It’s possible to do it! Elon Musk to Buy Twitter $44 billion

AI technology like Stable Diffusion And ChatGPT This fragile balance between horror and innovation is captured in the encapsulation of the fragile balance. You can create beautiful artworks in seconds. But, you can also threaten the livelihoods and livelihoods of artists. An AI chatbot can teach you history. However, it is impossible to know if the answer is correct unless you do more research.

AI generators are becoming so popular because they feel almost natural to us. The tech news of this year feels so bizarre, it might as well have been generated using ChatGPT.

Maybe reality is stranger than any AI could imagine. ChatGPT was asked to create headlines for me about tech news. It came up with these snoozers as well as some factually incorrect headlines which I omitted in the interest of journalism.

  • “Apple’s iOS 15 update brings major improvements for iPhones and iPads”
  • “Amazon’s new autonomous delivery robot line causes controversy”
  • “Intel announces a new line of processors with advanced security capabilities”

It’s pretty boring! These are some real, actual tech events that occurred this year.

  • Tony the Tiger made his Start as a VTuber.
  • Someone claimed to be a laid-off Twitter employee. Rahul Ligma, and a group of reporters didn’t get the joke. This inadvertently meant that I had to explain my “ligma” joke on four different tech podcasts.
  • Three people were arrested for operating a firearm. Club Penguin clone
  • One of the main suspects in a Department of Justice investigation is a Crypto money laundering scheme worth $3.6 billion is an entrepreneur-slash-rapper named Razzlekhan.
  • The dialogue in the new Pokemon game begins with the word “cheugy.”
  • Donald Trump has dropped an NFT collection.
  • Bad Twitter update Stocks were affected A pharmaceutical company.
  • Elon Musk’s Greatest rival Is a University of Central Florida sophomore.
  • Lina Khan, FTC chair, stated that Taylor Swift did more for the organization. Teach Gen Z about Antitrust Law She has done more than she could ever do.
  • Meta is selling a VR headsets starting at $1,499 Remote work can be done with this software.
  • The UK Treasury made an announcement. Discord account I tried to share public announcements, but was immediately spammed by people using emoji reactions for dirty jokes. (And speaking of the UK: there have been three Prime Ministers since September).

These are bizarre times. Let’s hope that, even if the rules are set up and the points don’t matter, tech news will be more amusing than dangerous in 2023. I want more Chris Pratt voices live action MarioThere are fewer tech CEOs Fraud conviction. Is that too much?

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