No! Really? Not Musk, surely...
"...A translation of the article...reveals that Musk's missive was mostly self-promotion..."
Musk has a certifiable need to be continually in the spotlight.
Elon Musk has written an article for the Cyberspace Administration of China's flagship magazine. A translation of the article published by Beijing Channel – a blog operated by Yang Liu, a journalist with state-controlled organ Xinhua – reveals that Musk's missive was mostly self-promotion. The rocketry, AI, energy, automotive …
Came here too to register shock that the normally elusive and quietly modest Musk was found to be self promoting. And yes, that's sarcasm.
Also, given how they are hiding the problems with Auto Pilot I would not want to be near one of his robots, even if the Musk of today already is one.
only matched by Donal J Trump himself.
Robots? Ok, I see what is next for the Shanghai Gigafactory... Replace all the resident workers with robots that don't need room and board.
Instant extra profit for Mucky Musk.
Once he's done Shanghai, he'll replace all his workers even at the service centres.
This will fall perfectly into his plan to stop selling cars and only rent them out... as sort of super Uber although with less people working especially in the USA, I don't know how people will afford anything but shoe leather.
That Musk spoke to the Chinese press - like Tim Cook he knows which side his bread is buttered on. China is his second largest market and his second largest manufacturer of Teslas. And, unlike Tim Cook, he gives great interview (with or without the doobie). The fact that he promoted his, still nonexistent, humanoid robot is not surprising and neither would it be surprising if he had them manufactured and sold primarily in China.
And that, ultimately, is the problem.
There are many reasons to go to Mars.
Not many reasons to stay.
There's a fairly long history of "Sponsored colonies" or settlements that don't manage to produce enough "stuff" to justify the investment.
They don't end well.
OTOH with no end in site to GHG emissions, some with lifetime in millenia, it is the only viable place to evacuate to.
The last thing I'd want in my final days is to be cared for by a machine. A thing that might not notice I'm in pain if I have a hard time communicating. A device with zero compassion. Just bring me a bottle of Helium (or Nitrogen if cash is tight), a large bag and a pipe to connect the two and I'll show myself out. Keep your nasty bot to yourself.
I was at a funeral with a tank of helium that me and my equally stupid and self-destructive pal tried to suck out of, to no effect. I told that anecdote last month to my demonstrably smarter - published papers - first love. "Tank must have been empty or you would have died instantly."
Way to ruin an anecdote girl!
My mum is missing my dad much more than I am. I'm going to hug her next time we are both on our feet at the same time, so maybe next week.
I just forced her to cancel her sports channels and I realised why that was so difficult for her, because they for dad. Plus she's fallen in love with Mo Salah.
Apologies to Callum from Manchester for her/him sounding like a 32 year old girl. My hearing is not great, but it's better than mum's.
"You just chatted up a bloke."
"Shut up, I just chatted up a bloke and got your bill halved. Maybe if you still could chat up a bloke then I wouldn't have to".
£131 a month is not okay for anything. Got it down to £56 after berating Karen from Manchester. Turned out to be Callum from Manchester.
I am not okay with this whole transgender thing, I am still battling with my misogyny, my racism and, och, I've forgot the other thing. Oh, homophobia.
A slug of helium off the tank isn't going to kill anyone, otherwise everyone who's used it to speak with a squeaky voice would be dead. The issue with asphyxiating gasses is that if they're breathed continuously, they still allow carbon dioxide to leave the body so there's no sensation of suffocating (the feeling that comes from holding your breath).
Nah, I eventually, reluctantly disagree. She is a published biologist, one of the wee ones like micro or molecular, and you are an AC so I take her word for it over yours.
I think your error may lie in your word 'slug'. I've read about it since you posted and you don't get a slug from a tank, you get a blast. Unless you are trying to kill yourself with a funny voice then I would recommend starting with a balloon. And even then, the tank is lined with carcinogenic oil, so maybe just dinnae dae that at all. Learn a joke instead.