and I'll say it again - technology INCREASES jobs, never decreases it - over the long term.
If robots don't cause total human working hours to decline, then what the fuck good are they?
In this instance it's not about reducing human working hours, it's about increasing productivity. Factories might increase productivity exponentially with robots and yet still require about the same number of staff either working around the edges where robots aren't capable or managing the robots themselves. But the point is that you're producing much more with about the same labour cost.
1. All the diagrams give the impression that it will be like people flying through tubes as in Futurama. Instead you will be sealed inside a metallic "bullet", that runs in a metallic tube - no windows for you (sort of like James Bond in The Living Daylights). It's a pity if you have any sort of claustrophobia.
So you'd need some kind of fancy window like display that could update with local scenery or anything else.
2. While the device doesn't run in a complete vacuum, it runs in an atmosphere that is low to the point of being unbreathable. But the device doesn't contain any onboard air supply - instead it relies on the driving compressor/fan assembly to compress the air to a human sustainable amount. So if the device loses power for any reason (electrical, mechanical, computational) then you better be able to hold your breath for a long long time.
So it operates just like a modern airliner
3. There was no indication that the loop itself was anything more than a single tube. Thus there is no capability to bypass any section. So if a device fails, all devices that are already in transit and behind it are screwed (see 2 above).
It's a test environment. These things can be developed.
> I'm guessing that's how most kids on the minor end of the spectrum feel
I'm guessing that's how most kids feel...
> A moderate amount of time to himself is fine... it seems to "recharge his batteries" for more social interactions
Isn't that the definition of "introvert"?
My personal theory is that once you observe one particle, the universe splits into two separate realities.
I love this idea, thanks for replying, I'll be thinking about that all day
That's why there's still controls to drive it non autonomously.
And if that is the response, that is why autonomous cars will NEVER work on public roads.
Either the car drives itself 100% of the time, or I drive it 100% of the time.
If someone thinks that you're going to be driving along in your car not paying attention to the road, and suddenly the computer is doing to say "fuck it, I don't know, you do it" they're complete morons.
It sounds silly but that's exactly how autopilot and fly by wire systems work in Airbus and Boeing aircraft and they have hundreds of passengers at a time.
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