C|Net News.com heeft een interview gepost met Linus Torvalds, de geestelijke pappa van Linux. Volgens Linus zal de huidige maatschappij langzaam veranderen in een entertainment society. Een prettig vooruitzicht:
Torvalds, who's become successful because of his technological prowess, said he believes people drive technology, not vice versa. Money isn't necessarily all that motivates a person these days, he said, but it is a critical part of the picture. "I actually think money is maybe the most fundamental idea that humanity" has come up with, he said. It's a "universal bartering tool" that allows a person to concentrate on saving up for the future. "People say money doesn't buy you happiness, but those people are usually people who don't have enough of it," Torvalds quipped. In the future, people will be motivated increasingly by entertainment, he predicted, noting that entertainment encompasses not only frivolous activities like playing video games, but also serious endeavors like going to the moon. "It may not be in 5 or 50 years, but in 150 years, we will be living in an entertainment society" where the most highly sought-after activity is something that keeps the boredom away, he said.
...alleen jammer dat wij het niet mee gaan maken :(.