In tech this year, there’s been so much going on and so little meaning. It’s as if we’re controlled by a random number generator that dictates the whims of the tech industry, resulting in multiple “biggest news stories of the year” happening in a single month, completely disconnected from each other.
I’ve been thinking about a really good tweet I saw last month that summed up the absurdity of the year — something along the lines of, “Meta lays off 11,000 jobs, just the third biggest tech news of the week. Typically, social media giants lay off workers 13% of employees could easily be the headlines of the week, but this moment FTX is bankrupt everybody pretending to be a company On Twitter, because somehow Elon Musk didn’t figure out how bad things would get if someone could buy a blue check. Oh good times.
When I say it feels like we’re living in a simulation, I mean sometimes, I hear the latest tech news and it feels like someone put some words in a hat, picked a few, and tried to connect the dots stand up. Of course, this is not the case. But in January, would you believe me if I told you that Twitter owner Elon Musk polled users? Unban Donald Trump?
These ridiculous happenings in tech have consequences.Crypto Crash Like FTX’s Bankruptcy and UST scandal Hurts actual people who put a lot of money into what they think is a good investment.It’s funny to think about how you would react ten years ago if someone told you that Meta (oh yes, that’s what Facebook is now called) was failing billions of dollars per quarter Building virtual reality technology that no one seems to want. But for employees who have lost their jobs because of these choices, these management decisions are no joke.
Where does this leave us? We are at a point in the history of technology where nothing is so absurd as to be impossible. It’s both inspiring and frightening.Team of Amazon fulfillment center workers in Staten Island likely to win union elections, successfully defended himself against great adversity.can also be used for Elon Musk buys Twitter $44 billion.
artificial intelligence technology such as stable diffusion with Chat GPT sums up this fragile balance between innovation and horror. You can produce beautiful artwork in seconds, or endanger the livelihood of a working artist. You can have an AI chatbot teach you history, but there is no way of knowing whether its answers are accurate (unless you do further research, in which case you can start by doing your own research).
But perhaps part of the reason AI generators have gained such mainstream appeal is that they come almost naturally to us. This year’s tech news feels weird, and they might as well be generated by ChatGPT.
Or, maybe reality is actually stranger than anything artificial intelligence can come up with. I asked ChatGPT to write me some headlines about tech news, and it brought up these snoozers (except for some factually inaccurate headlines, which I omitted for the sake of news):
- “Apple’s iOS 15 update brings big improvements to iPhone and iPad”
- “Amazon’s new line of autonomous delivery robots sparks controversy”
- “Intel Announces New Processor Family With Advanced Security Features”
Is boring! Here are some real events that happened in the tech world this year:
- Tiger Tony did his Debut as a VTuber.
- Someone claimed to be a laid-off Twitter employee named Rahul Ligmaa bunch of journalists didn’t get the joke, which inadvertently meant I had to explain the “ligma” joke on four different tech podcasts.
- Three arrested for running a business Club Penguin clone.
- One of the DOJ’s main suspects A $3.6 Billion Cryptocurrency Money Laundering Scheme is an entrepreneur and rapper named Razzlekhan.
- The new Pokémon game has a line that reads “Lively“
- donald trump gave up NFT collection.
- Bad Twitter feature update affected the stock from a pharmaceutical company.
- Elon Musk’s biggest rival A sophomore at the University of Central Florida.
- FTC Chair Lina Khan Says Taylor Swift Did More Educating Gen Z on Antitrust Law More than she ever could.
- Meta is selling a $1,499 VR headset for remote work.
- The British Treasury made a discord account Share announcements, only to be immediately spammed by people reacting with emojis to make dirty jokes (When it comes to the UK, there have been three different prime ministers since September.)
These are strange times. If the rules are in place and scores don’t matter, let’s at least hope that, if the absurdity continues into 2023, tech news will be more interesting than harmful.i want more Chris Pratt Voices Live Mariofewer tech CEOs are becoming sentenced for fraud. Is that too much to ask?