I think we’ll soon find that LLMs have strong parallels with Cloud Compute that will ensure they stay affordable and accessible resources, allowing the next generation of software projects and companies to thrive.
A closer examination of these contrasting trajectories reveals how the research-driven innovation behind LLMs can triumph over consumerism-driven hype of the Metaverse that puts the cart of "monetizable experiences" before the horse of technology capable of sustaining them.
This is a story partially about laziness but the weird kind of laziness where, instead of doing the thing, you decide to do something completely different and more convoluted that ends up taking way more time because you can’t be bothered to do the thing.
Package Notipi is a neat bit of software/hardware I built to alert me when a new package arrives for me at my dorm. The school provides a need system (called "Housenet") that alerts students via email when a package arrives for them. The student then travels to the front desk of their dorm and signs the package out, verifying that they've received it.