Presumably--presumably--the techies and the business folks will work to prevent this stuff from happening.
Among the items listed I really like Crashplan, Turbotax, the Brother printer, and Dell monitors. (I don't like Western Digital MyBooks. I had two of them fail, but that was several years ago. Maybe they are better now.)
But to my untrained eye, these details of the proposed technology seem . . . iffy.
The Princeton Bitcoin Book by Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller and Steven Goldfeder is a free download -- it's over 300 pages and is intended for people "looking to truly understand how Bitcoin works at a technical level and have a basic familiarity with computer science and programming."
"Why Copyright Infringement Became Pop’s Big Problem, According to the ‘Blurred Lines’ Musicologist"
It's a mess, but why not set a bunch of Ivy League lawyers to figure it out? It would keep them out of government where they do real harm.
I knew about some of these, but I wasn't aware of "flash fill," which looks like it could be quite useful.
More on the uses of flash fill here.
Folks on Quora discuss the requirements for entering the hot new field.
I know Google is amazing, but this story suggests it's more amazing than I thought.
No surprise, they got a lot right.