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 He's going to announce his design for an Earth to Mars transport ship later this year. The only reason SpaceX exists is to colonise Mars, the satellite launches are just to pay the bills. He can get away with that because it's not publically owned. He has said he won't be going public because the sharemarket would not invest in such a long term project (essentially agreeing with your broader point). Reasons for not going public...
It's a different CEO now though. How much of a reversal of fortunes would it be if Tim Cook's first completely new product (the Apple Watch) received a tepid response and Nadella's first new product (Hololens) actually took off?   But as I said earlier, even if it does take off, it will not (intially at least) be as a mobile device (due to the embarrassment of wearing it in public), it will be tethered to your computer in the workplace or the home. And in that sense...
It's a clever middle ground you've thought of. A way for Apple to save on components with minimal disruption to users. The only thing that makes me doubt it is that I think Apple are radical enough to go the whole hog (ARM CPU too) and just expect users to adjust.   Also, do Intel even sell CPUs without an onboard GPU? If not would Apple just let the iGPU sit dormant?
It's too bad that Apple don't have their own ability to mass produce microchips.
 I don't see how that follows. Free will is a process of initiation, if you are initiating the queries you are still in control. The query results are just information to consider, they don't take control of you by their mere presence.
 That's not a very good analogy. There's pleasure in eating food, but unless you really like Google's web interface, there's not much pleasure in using that vs a more direct alternative.
I'm looking forward to becoming a cyborg. Having my brain plugged in to the Internet, and being able to query the problem I'm working on against the body of human knowledge, would be a tremendous help. You can kind of do that with Google already, but something more integrated with out thought processes would be better. So instead of having to stop thinking, query, and start thinking again, it would just be seamless.
Apple is being more conservative with their wearables. Even if some people don't wear watches today, there is at least an historical precedent for wearing them, and there isn't with goggles.   But another point is that Apple sells devices to consumers and Microsoft targets business, and in the workplace if everyone is wearing goggles at their desk, there won't be the social pressure that you look like an idiot, like there might be on the street, where Apple is selling...
That's right. What someone gets paid is not a moral judgment on how good of a person they are, or how much they contribute to society, it's just the balance of supply and demand. Supply of people like them vs demand for people like them, and there are more big companies than people who are actually capable of running big companies. So they get paid a lot, no need to get upset about it. If companies were prevented from getting above a certain size, there would be a lot more...
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