After ""AI"" what's the second most hyped thing in tech right now?

After ""AI"" what's the second most hyped thing in tech right now?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    troons

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    crypto in webpages

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      those dumb apple ar glasses, but that seems like a quickly disappearing fad. apparently non intrusive brain chips will be the next big thing in a year or two. also maybe privacy? it's a big buzzword

      that meme is literally dead, you have to be very stuck in the past to keep at it

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anything labeled as "smart", no I don't want my fricking toaster to connect to my phone, who thinks that is a good idea?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But it can tell you when the toast is ready!

      The only smart thing I have I think is cameras, although my new one has ONVIF support and I can watch the stream locally without proxying through china.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Smart stuff is actually kind of cool for monitoring power usage. It would make more sense to use one of the Wi-Fi alternatives, though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Everything in my home is already smart (except for me)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      better UI and true universal remote are good ideas
      Things like washing machine typically have awful cryptic display messages and 2 unresponsive membrane buttons to all the programming.
      Using a phone to set up a program or troubleshoot some issue is far easier. There's typically also a manual in the app for the paired machine, which is useful to have.
      Another thing is being able to turn things on when you have cheaper power at certain parts of the day (like night tariff or solar panels). Pre-filled washing machine can wait a couple hours.

      That said, I cannot find a justification for a smart toaster.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I had a washing machine with the best UI:
        Just one turn knob with about 10 programs to choose from which is more than anyone needs.
        Temperature was tied to the program so you couldn't frick up and, say, wash wool at 60C. - only cotton went to 60C and 95C, rest was 30C or 40C.

        Since you have to load the machine manually anyways it's faster and easier to just turn the physical knob than to get out your smartphone and start a special app.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What a unique opinion.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        being "unique" is new "normal" DOE

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    NFTs!

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rust

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Musk brainchip

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i hope it becomes something, for now it's just a meme

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We just don't know. The current chain of tech grifts (as far as I can piece it together) goes
    >crypto
    >nfts
    >metaverse
    >web 3.0
    >AI
    But unlike the others AI is seeing a fair amount of actual use, so it's sticking around for longer.
    Also I'm not saying all these things are inherently grifts, they're just used by grifters as buzzwords a lot.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      isn't "web 3.0" just crypto

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Crypto and the blockchain are brought up a lot when talking about it, but it's not inherently about that. It's the most vague buzzword of the lot, basically when scripting became implemented on the web we got web 2.0, and so grifters latched onto this and started selling the idea that some new current technology is going to be implemented and bring us to web 3.0. There is no consensus on what the technology is or how it's going to be implemented, it's just vague shit to hopefully scam investors. If you asked them a few years ago yeah most web 3.0 gays would probably tell you it's something something blockchain, nowadays I imagine they've pivoted to AI.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Web 1.0: content mostly uploaded and curated by the owner
          >Web 2.0: content mostly uploaded by the users
          >Web 3.0: content mostly uploaded by AI

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Web 2.0: content mostly uploaded by the users
            Lol
            Lmao

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It was originally supposed to be a decentralized web like the """fediverse""" but the crypto grifters hijacked it and ruined the term.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    IoT has been scheming in the background for a while now and actually has traction. It's not "hyped" really, just getting into everything.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It absolutely was hyped, it was just hyped like 10 years ago.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >IoT
      The S in IoT stands for Security

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Containers, kubernetes, podman, docker, lxc, etc.
    Containers running inside VMs running inside hypervisors running on bare metal in some data center in Maryland. Soon we will have another level of nesting.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Third party filepickers with actually good thumbnail support

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just use dolphin

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No. I want the file selection dialog to do its fricking job like it does on every other OS.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          By dolphin I meant the qt file picker, but I guess I should have been clear about that.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Qt picker doesn't have thumbnails. If you meant kDialog, the thumbnails don't work outside of KDE.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no type hints
      do Black folk really
      jesus fricking christ

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In corporate world? Agile, by far. Everything is agile. This toaster is Agile, your grandma is Agile. Everything except our sw projects are Agile

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ""AR"".

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I honestly think AR will be the future, just a slightly distant future.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I honestly think AR will be the future
        Just like """AI""" will be the future: if you convince the golem hordes that something is """the future""" and they buy into it, it becomes the actual future.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          If that was true nfts would be the future. People forget how many companies went all in on them. And then they fizzled out because people realized they were moronic with little use. AI isn't keeping it's popularity because people were convinced to like it, it's popular because people used it and liked it. Same thing can happen with AR once it's streamlined enough I think.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >If that was true nfts would be the future
            It is true. That's not even up for discussion. NFTs have nothing to do with anything. They are inherently niche.

            >AI isn't keeping it's popularity because people were convinced to like it, it's popular because people used it and liked it.
            The organic popularity of """AI""" is limited to a few narrow domains. The rest is marketing brainwash.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you're talking about companies slapping AI™ on everything, including a bunch of tech they already had, then yes I agree that's just marketing shittery. But AI models are genuinely getting traction in general, I know some absolute normalgays that use ChatGPT regularly. Not to mention how it's being adopted as a tool in various industries.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >If you're talking about companies slapping AI™ on everything
            That is what I'm talking about and it's exactly the same thing with """AR""". The futurist marketing hype for it revolves around you wearing your Corporate Reality goggles all day, every day, for some marginal gains in convenience.

            >AI models are genuinely getting traction in general, I know some absolute normalgays that use chatgpt regularly.
            ChatGPT is the only useful consumer-grade AI product so far. You can actually use it to get something done in 2 minutes that would take you 20 otherwise. Meanwhile the hype surrounding it is meant to convince you that you need to inject """AI""" into every area of your life and every product you use.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tech is finally getting there.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >"My eyesight is already bad from my steady diet of Oreos and onions products, so I need to put screens within 4mm of my eyeballs!"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The future is a combination of AI and AR
        Rather than seeing an arrow pointing to your destination it's gonna be a qt catgirl in a maid outfit pointing you towards the right direction. She'll also read you news and your emails, give you information about your current environment, handle buying stuff online etc.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        "AR" is just ads overlaid the real world.
        Sure it's the future but it's also utter shit.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ESG?
    yes we get it in newsletters, every pride, every blm etc.
    t. slav in corporate

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    "Memory safety" in programming languages. This is not a feature which actually exists. Rust for example doesn't have memory safety, it has memory safety theater.

    To do anything interesting in Rust, you have to use unsafe blocks (or a crate someone else made which uses unsafe blocks). So "memory safety" in Rust is basically the equivalent of putting a comment around code which may have memory safety bugs. You didn't fix any bugs or potential bugs or even reduce the number of potential bugs, you just labeled that if there are memory safety bugs, they occur in that specific area of the code.

    The concept of memory safety is interesting, but currently has no real implementation, regardless of Rustacean cope/seethe on the topic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's much easier to be extremely careful with a small amount of unsafe blocks rather than your whole codebase.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Putting unsafe code in a "small amount of unsafe blocks" is not meaningfully different than putting unsafe code under a small number of single line comments warning you the code may have memory safety bugs. The only real difference between Rust and better languages here, is that Rustaceans conflate labeling a potential problem with fixing it.

        So I shouldn't learn rust? I'm thinking about learning Clojure instead.

        I'm not telling you to learn or not learn any specific technology. Just pointing out that one of Rust's major advertised features that causes people to cheer for it's adoption is entirely fake.

        That being said, Rust is a downgraded version of C, propped up by a mixture good marketing, blind faith and evangelical users.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So I shouldn't learn rust? I'm thinking about learning Clojure instead.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        booba

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >autistic woman crip walking in the background

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So I shouldn't learn rust? I'm thinking about learning Clojure instead.

      Putting unsafe code in a "small amount of unsafe blocks" is not meaningfully different than putting unsafe code under a small number of single line comments warning you the code may have memory safety bugs. The only real difference between Rust and better languages here, is that Rustaceans conflate labeling a potential problem with fixing it.

      [...]
      I'm not telling you to learn or not learn any specific technology. Just pointing out that one of Rust's major advertised features that causes people to cheer for it's adoption is entirely fake.

      That being said, Rust is a downgraded version of C, propped up by a mixture good marketing, blind faith and evangelical users.

      The point of unsafe rust is that when reviewing pull requests, the amount of code you have to check for memory bugs is a tiny fraction of what it would be in C++. If you've ever actually used the language, you'd know that software written in it really is more reliable.

      booba

      Indeed.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is not really true. Any isolation of possible memory safety bugs in Rust is also possible in languages better than Rust. All you do is comment the code where the bug may happen, and maybe some do some minor refactoring.

        Grouping "unsafe" code isn't really a feature, so much as a design pattern, and it doesn't actually guarantee memory safety, it just helps make those bugs more visible.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do you trust people whose PRs you're reviewing to be able to identify and comment every area where a memory bug can happen? Would you actually skim the code for //possible memory bug here comments and consider it memory safe if you don't find any?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is false.

          Consider this simple function:
          char* cat2(const char *a, const char *b) {
          char *c = malloc(strlen(a) + strlen(b));
          strcpy(c, a);
          strcat(c, b);
          return c;

          Another developer calls cat2 with a null pointer. The program no longer has any prescribed meaning. What line of code was unsafe? If you propose banning NULL from C you’ll be quite alone — and then why not just use a language that does this in the first place? If you always leave comments saying what arguments are allowed to be NULL — why not let the compiler enforce them? If you don’t do anything to prevent this kind of mistake — how can you be surprised when they happen?

          There’s a bug. We didn’t allocate space for the terminating null character and strcat wrote out of bounds. What unsafe comment caught this mistake?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lol.

            I don't get it man. I've been a C programner for about 10 years, and picked up Rust recently cause it seemed interesting. Couple medium projects in (enough to actually get a feel for the language) and it's a pretty decent language. Lot of hours spent tracking down hidden memory bugs saved.

            But something about Rust just pisses people off to where people will just say stuff about the language that isn't really true, but they really want it to be. Like this "you gotta use unsafe rust to do anything". Huh? Have you used the language? I have never had to use the unsafe keyword unless I inlining assembly or using an FFI. I think when people complain that Rust requires unsafe, they really mean that they don't have any experience with Rust outside of cursory article reading.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >But something about Rust just pisses people off to where people will just say stuff about the language that isn't really true
            Some users are annoying, and a certain amount of contrarianism contributes. That’s why the stated technical reasons are
            >troons
            Some Rust users are annoying. People are generally pretty annoying, that’s hardly unique to Rust.
            >you need unsafe anyway
            But 75% of crates do not contain unsafe
            >I can achieve Rust’s goals through discipline
            But then why not have an assistant help catch your mistakes?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >that image
    brings me back

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sexbots

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    5G
    >You're fried! (*trumpvoice*)

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Augmented reality

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Autistic Reality

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i'm working on the 'gravemind' project ... i am trying to revive everyone here and keep us moving.

    should also remove all sin and that shit 😛

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    http 4.0

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