Until we all acknowledge that we build shit for idiots, we aren't going to realize any real progress. There are so many advancements that aren't even being pursued because people are so depressed about the state of the industry that they just work their day job, get paid, and drink to forget that they spent years in college studying uber shit only to come out and work on gibberish because it felt like an epiphany to a 50 year-old marketing exec still pissed that his wife wants her own car.
I stress every day to the devs I work with (especially the young ones) that if you aren't writing code at home, you are wasting your time and (more importantly) your talent. Write code for yourself. Critique that shit, and write it better. Rinse. Repeat.
As an example, I can only see one huge realm of vast improvement: video games. Why? It's the only industry you still see where the genius that came up with the idea is still running the company. This shouldn't be an exception, it should be the norm, but we are so hell-bent on making shareholders happy that we lose sight of what is important: risk, surprise, and dare we even consider it, innovation. It's so frustrating to see people running technology companies that obviously could give a shit about their own product.
Roger Studner: only on Bing
The device itself is placed behind the ear and no part of it is visible. It doesn't have a speaker or a microphone. It uses the outer part of the ear to funnel sound coming toward it and send it down the ear canal.
This implant takes vibrations and turns them into electrical signals. These are then sent to its sound processor. Then, through a small mechanical stimulus, the electrical signals are sent to your brain, so that the brain can work out what is being said.
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