Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Future Is Now

Two news items that I'm putting together:

1. Digital film delivery is coming soon to movie theaters. Supposedly the system will be encrypted, but I wonder how long before it gets hacked to either: A) steal the movie, B) put up on the screen your own video (or more likely, insert something in the film). (via MSNBC and Gizmodo).

2. An expert system (or AI?) has been found to be practicing law without a license. (via Wired). The system supposedly helped out people fill out bankruptcy forms, but the courts ruled that it was practicing law as it was making decisions (in this case, incorrect ones) and personalized counsel. Sci-Fi reality.

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