In case you haven't heard, after the coronation, everything is going to be magical rainbows and unicorns! America will be great again. Whatever that means.
Everyone will be happy and healthy. ACA will be repealed, but replaced with some magical thing that will make everyone insured with similar benefits as the ACA but without whatever evil substance makes the ACA so bad.
America will be able to insult its way to success. And intimidate other countries into building factories in America and send us all their jobs -- as long as the workers have the necessary prescribed skin color.
Hillary will be in jail which will somehow magically improve everyone's life!
As for economic opportunities, just watch to see how well the president's businesses do after using the powers of office to negotiate favorable deals with other nations, even at the expense of the American people.
Maybe you will get everything you dream of after the coronation in a few days.
Like all abusive monopolies, you will soon overreach. To the point that some future administration will do something tantamount to the AT&T breakup.
Choose wisely just how much you want to screw consumers.
Here's an idea! How about unbundling all content from connectivity. Make your connectivity be the biggest, fastest, bestest dumb pipes there ever was. Make America's internet service great again. At least get it up into the top 20 of the world. Set your prices to cover the cost of building out and maintaining your network and your profit. Be competitive. Just sell great service at great prices. No need for disgusting back room deals with content providers to favor certain content as "zero-rated".
As for content, make great content. Make that content available to everyone on all networks without discrimination.
As for building a wall, how about let's not build a wall. Walled gardens are really just prison camps.
It may be easier to subpoena the records of everything that went into the AI's decisions. Especially if the programming is rigged. Reproducible inputs, and outputs using the same software and learned training data.
In fact, computerized systems may make it impossible to hide things that were once deliberately concealed in corrupt human brains behind claims of "I don't seem to recall", "I have no memory of that".
I see I misread you. Yes, it is possible to create problems with a recording that asks Alexa to purchase something. And that could be a problem.
But I was talking about a privacy issue, like with OnStar. If OnStar has big brother listening for the past 15 years, then OnStar should have a "privacy button" feature that signals big brother of something interesting.
I agree, it doesn't need the button. But the button is labelled such that consumers will press it when they are talking about something private, which can signal Amazon, or OnStar that what follows is going to be especially interesting.
So the button is a useful feature. (For big brother.)
If I buy a toaster, I expect that it will not burn my house down.
If I buy a router or webcam, I expect that it will not get hacked and participate in a botnet that causes damage to others.
The company making products with these defects should be financially liable for the damages their products cause. Yes, really. If you've ever looked at the hoops you have to jump through for PCI compliance for a web site to accept credit cards, you know that there is much more that can be done for security. No default credentials. No special manufacturer back doors. Everything locked down. No unnecessary open ports. Signed firmware. Require pressing a physical button on the device in order to perform any admin activity. (OMG! do you know how much an extra button would cost!)
If companies had liability for security problems, they would suddenly have an incentive to invest in security. Even work together. Maybe industry standard best practices. Maybe even a common secure base distribution that everyone builds upon. Imagine incentivizing the shareholders of companies to require working together on security rather than ignoring it as a corner that can be cut.