[ExI] Communications a Moore's Law Phenomenon?

efc at swisscows.email efc at swisscows.email
Tue Apr 2 17:43:25 UTC 2024

On Mon, 1 Apr 2024, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 1, 2024 at 1:39 PM efc--- via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>       Wow... such a huge difference between the US and Sweden. I imagine that
>       people would move to using white lists only with that being so common.
> Some people try.  Unfortunately, due to how the phone systems in North America work (including needing to coordinate with Canada,
> Mexico, and the Caribbean states: it's the North American Numbering Plan), caller ID spoofing is a routine thing for telemarketers,
> trying to appear as phone numbers they suspect are on the approved lists.  To fix this would require a level of law enforcement that
> would be possible in the US and Canada, but has proven infeasible in several of the other nations.  (And then there's political
> influence from the marketing associations, but I understand the law enforcement angle is a less immediately solvable component.)

Fascinating! It only gets worse and worse! I can see people moving to 
online calls only in that case, and completely dropping the good old phone 

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