This is precisely what one would expect from today's "innovators" - Artificial intelligence trained by the least intelligent consumer.
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I wonder what a world with "solutions" designed to solve actual problems would look like compared ours; where the only problem being solved is how to maximize ROI. Even the definition of "R" could be tweaked...
Can't upvote enough the idea that BG, his ilk, and their influence on what constitutes "smart" are a very big part of the problem.
Yes but if there are no human drivers, there will be no crashes caused by human drivers, sheesh, I thought this was obvious.
I honestly do not understand what is "cool" about an autonomous car... I see no cool here, in fact I see mostly "uncool".
Also, humans have made the entire planet unsafe for every other living thing, I don't quite understand why human safety is so important in the first place, but, I do admit to a possibly severe case of misanthropic curmudgeon-itis.
First of all, you don't need to, this is literally a media event.
Secondly, anything someone as dumb a Bill Gates knows about climate change and remediation, can be discovered in less time than it takes to read his pile of shit book - using any web browser, even Bing.
As for your second point, I couldn't agree more.
It fascinates me that so many people can obsess about rules and ethics, and their relationship to morality. Yet in a glaring example, immoral behavior (human caused extinctions, environmental destruction, presumption of dominion for the purposes of extraction and exploitation ) are showing real, life threating consequences (climate change/disruption). But, there is no corresponding "pennance", only some kind of strange self congratulatory semi posture based on "adaptation" meant to preserve the least sustainable aspects of what can loosely be called a system.
Bill Gates is lumbering grotesquerie - it is fortunate for him and me both we will never be in the same room.
These are more than pet peeves. War is just about the most reckless and vain human activity. I used to feel a little awkward with the "War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things" posters, think that this was the sentiment of someone who didn't understand modernity.
I realize the person who cam up with this PERFECTLY understands it, and is wondering why the rest of us don't.
Until you account for all of the environmental damage your millions of neglected humans (please remember the extinctions) cause, or dream of causing, I could honestly care less.
Space exploration, by definition, is an exercise in resource limits and conservation. It may be some of the most useful science and engineering being practiced.
Space exploration, unlike most other activities on the planet surface, actually forces us, or at least the engineers, etc to think about resource constraints and habitat in pretty much the exact opposite way they are in almost everything else.
We should be treating the planet like a spaceship we must reuse for, basically, ever.
Space exploration is healthy activity for humanity.
Warring over plots of ground with oil under them is not.(This list could be much, much longer, but I have an actual job)
Hence the quick denial by AWS. It is core to their strategy to retain the trust.
Ironically, Capitol One send mountains of junk mail, which people have to discard without opening, wasting resources and time (in very small increments, but that does not make it any less irresponsible).
The knee jerk reaction from the less technical masses are prevailing directed at punishing "erratic" - their association to "their" data makes them feel personally victimized.
This was Capital One's data, and supporting punishment of this woman is an indirect sanction of the rights of the corporate scum of the earth over individuals,their privacy and even the environment.
We are severely under appreciating the damage usury and its incumbent distortion of value - and values, cause.
I appreciate your rebuttle. I didn't make my point well enough.
I am trying to say there is a difference between wedging an electric car concept into the current world view versus adapting an electric car to the current world.
I think Tesla was right to pursue the bulk of the main technologies in the way they did, to encourage adoption and demonstrate viability, and so on.
Tying electric vehicles to autonomous driving is a disservice to the benefits of electric vehicles. I think focusing on viable, inexpensive electric cars for the masses is more important the chasing autonomous vehicle technology.
Imagine what automobiles would have looked like if the oil companies overtly own car companies. Hummer H3 is the subcompact market leader...
As for their market leadership in drivetrain etc. I bet that will be past tense in less than 1 year. Too many competitors in the pipeline, especially at the high end. Measured against the corporate trend to capture the consumer, versus actually produce the best possible singular product, means, in my view, it will fall prey to the kind of constant fall short/big promise delays like MS - the market leader in tech vanity, has demonstrated for decades.
A. I personally don't care if I ever see a self driving car on a public road.
B. Selling this option without insufficient review seems beyond the reasonable limit of disruption/confrontation of the un-evolved rules of 50 years or so ago regarding public safety, DOT approval etc. I will never not drive my own car, and I am damn sure concerned about whatever else is on the road.
C. Real disruption is low maintenance electrics that charge anywhere quickly, recycle completely, and last a very long time, and cost less than the average for whatever market segment is in. Tesla will not accomplish any of this, and doesn't appear to be interested in it. One of the big car makers is going to turn Tesla into the American Alfa Romeo.
ps - I am currently a Tesla shareholder - I was hoping it would recover to enough for me to get out without too much pain. This seems unlikely now...
pps- I don't want any autonomous system developed by the Tech Bro Cabal on the road, ever...
Advertising is about messaging, we used to be concerned about truth in advertising. What they are talking about is Orwellian message control. I do wish our ever so wise lawmakers, who are just now seeming to realize how ridiculous this whole exercise has been, would focus on the big picture. Indeed, I believe the ultimate outcome it to certify this content adjustment based on user preference business model, which is the real bugaboo, and will tempt transgression by whoever chooses to try to exploit it next, or FB will just find a new way, either/or.
The real benefit of our information ageis the open access and virtually unlimited information. We could be liberating education and creating real electronic democracies that are nimble, responsive and comprised of well informed constituents, or we can wait for Farmville 2.
For those who think in the simplest terms of capitalism, this is the last leg of automation needed to fully eliminate human quirks from the risk profile. Automated consumption.
Has anyone ever written a sci fi story about the rise of the machines where the machines destroyed their creators simply by consuming all available resources.
I see herds of solar powered AVs disrupting the natural world, being churned out of fully automated factories while the humans are increasingly agoraphobic and incapable of even basic manual tasks.
Its gonna be great.
No. Much like trickle down has been proven to be specious at best, down right destructive at worst, and since the world seems to revolve around lowest common denominator democracy; the fallacy "innovation" depends on investment is effective fear mongering, designed to keep the "let em eat cake" people safe from the rest of us, by sustaining the illusion that their consumer products are essential, most simply are not .
Progress will occur in all respects whether or not some asshole gets exorbitantly rich from it. I am confident of this. Good ideas are a currency all their own, and actually have more to do with nature than dollars or pounds.
What is really happening is that the people most responsible for the lack of sustainability of the current world are not content to steal your present, but your future as well, and has always been the case, winners and losers are basically defined by whether or not they survive.
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