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Exempt crypto security laws

https://www.coindesk.com/us-lawmakers-file-bill-to-exempt-cryptocurrencies-from-securities-lawsCould be good , time will tell what regulations will proceed and which ones will not. "
The “Token Taxonomy Act” was introduced Thursday by Reps. Warren Davidson and Darren Soto, a move that comes months after a roundtable in Washington, D.C. that sought input about regulatory measures for the industry. According to the text, the bill – among other items – seeks to exclude “digital tokens” from being defined as securities, amending both the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934."

Decentralized internet

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/12/its-time-to-take-back-your-data-from-google-and-facebooks-server-farmsI agree a decentralized internet is needed, but many people don't like paying for things anymore or don't have an extra buck to send an individual email.  The other reality is companies like at&t and Comcast collect just as much data and are forgotten, ignored or thought to be the cost of living.  Skynet and 1984 and big brother has been freely given away and created and we didn't care.

Chatbots are terrible

https://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/12/11/consumers-go-cold-automated-chatbots-finds-acquia-research" Widespread dissatisfaction with the service provided by chatbots has done nothing to dent the enthusiasm of marketers, with 80% of CMOs either already using the technology or planning to do so by 2020 according to a separate Oracle survey."I played around with chatbots and smart chatbots a couple years back.  I still lived in California when a friend and I thought about a health and wellness chatbot for new and expecting parents.  Never figured the monetary business model for it though and it was early stages before things like dialogflow basically abstracted away natural language processing (NLP). It was interesting how you had to come up with a natural conversation flow script.  Otherwise it be kind of a dumb chatbot like we had in the early 90s.   Fast forward to the world of Alexa and Google home and Siri and even my kids call Alexa dumb.  At least Google hole explores the…