[Foundation-l] More on Wikimedia strategic planning

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat May 2 22:50:10 UTC 2009

geni wrote:
> 2009/5/2 Ray Saintonge:
>>> If wikipedia like collections of information are still being written
>>> by human beings in a couple of decades I will be rather surprised.
>>> We've already to a large extent reached the point where the quickest
>>> way to fill in info boxes would be computers making suggestions and
>>> humans sanity checking them.
>> This sounds like a nightmare scenario.  The problem is that as long as
>> we are focussed on filling in boxes we fail to think outside the box.
> Not relevant. This is simply the state of the technology at the
> moment. People are working on technology that can write entire
> articles and eventually generate them on the fly.
So you believe that we should accede to this dystopic reminiscence of 
Fritz Lang's "Metropolis"


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