Friday, November 04, 2005

When a computer just isn't smart enough...

Looks like Amazon is now paying people to do simple tasks that computers can't do very well. You can check out the site here.

Part of me thinks this is really cool. The internet lets a company connect with people in a way that was never before possible.

Then part of me (the sci-fi part), thinks that if we start doing these kind of tasks, and leave the more difficult (challenging/fun/interesting) problems to a computer, then aren't we basically just their lackeys?

Then again, maybe I've been watching too much Battlestar Galatica.

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