🧱 There is too much software
The Business of Technology and how little control you have over it
Imagine this: you are partially sighted, but you’ve just discovered a company who make retina implants which help you see again. It really works — your life is changed. All you have to do is keep the firmware of your implants up to date. This is easy enough. Except, after a couple of years, the updates stop coming. There is no communication from the company who made the implants. You have to find news articles online that explain the company has been bought out, and the implants in your head are going to stop working eventually.
Haha gosh, what a horrible story that I did not make up. I am talking about Second Sight, a company who made very effective retina implants, and then went out of business. They spent the last couple of years doing an IPO, and promising to work on another implant that goes in your brain and also improves vision — then their stock plummeted and they’ve had to merge with some other implant company.
🧑🏫 So let’s review:
Second Sight developed a piece of technology …