[ExI] Communications a Moore's Law Phenomenon?

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 14:13:50 UTC 2024

On Mon, Apr 1, 2024, 1:34 AM efc--- via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I
> have heard that in the US there's enormous amounts of robo calls and sms
> spam which almost makes the phone unusable for some people.

One anecdote for that: later this month, we plan to finally permanently
disconnect our landline, and discatd the associated phone number, that has
served our family since - I think - a little prior to 1990.  One of the
reasons is that it has become bombarded by spam, in particular calls where
there is no one (or at least, no one speaking up) on the other end.  Only a
minority of calls are even arguably legitimate: an actual person who's not
a telemarketer, or a robocall from an allowed source (such as an
appointment reminder).

...and in the middle of composing this, I got another spam call: someone
who asked for another member of my household, and who hung up when I asked
them to identify themselves.

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