I can use hydrogen to keep an aircraft aloft much longer than that. The trick is don't burn it.
Most people, though, can't afford that. Things that are affordable only by the affluent aren't going to save significant numbers of lives.
A more likely road to self-driving cars is trucks and cabs first. Once autonomous cabs are ubiquitous, the cost of a cab ride goes down by the cost of employing a driver. Cabs become a more often chosen transportation means. It will be autonomous buses for heavy-traffic routes (very cheap), autonomous cabs for most trips (still cheap) and cars (manual and autonomous) for wealthier people.
No, but paying $100 a month to subscribe to a car service that provides automated cars on demand is.
$100 per month? That's not going to happen. Maybe $300/mo.
The economics aren't the same. Paying several $10k's to replace a driver is economical. Paying one $10k to have an automatic driver in my car isn't within reach for most people.
It will help SOME. Automatic drivers will not suffer degradations of reaction time due to distractions or getting sleepy. But that might just prompt drivers to be even more risky around trucks because they assume it will always be able to react to whatever stupid shit they pull. (Physics be damned!)
I think the transition will take at most 2 to 5 years once the tech is commercially available, because the cost of a driver is $40k minimum per year. If you can outfit a truck with an auto-driver for $40k it starts to pay off really quickly.
It also lets you operate the trucks 24 hours per day (minus maintenance and refueling).
According to the article the historical norm is more like 10% per year, most of which is in the winter and beekeepers are having trouble keeping enough bees to do their work.
If you deleted Phone, you'd have what? A glorified iPod?
It's not as simple as that for defects in the OS. They'd need a distribution mechanism for official system patches. It's totally doable, but not in their basic system design. It may come to a future Android version though.
Many apps will restart after you force stop it.
On 5.0 and up you can DISABLE them and then they simply wont run until you re-enable them.
So it's not a perfect solution to bloat (never being there in the first place is the perfect solution) and not even as good as a complete uninstall, but it makes their presence unobtrusive. They don't even show up in the list of apps you can run until you re-enable them from the Settings menu.
That doesn't matter. As an employee of the company the work you do for the company belongs to the company unless you have a contract that says it belongs to you and not the company.
If you have such a contract, it doesn't matter where you do the work.
Most companies will try to get you to sign a contract that says any work you do that's even remotely related to the work you do for the company belongs to the company, even if nobody at the company asked you to do it.
For some people, freedom to own your work is way more valuable than pay. If that's you, you need to negotiate a different working relationship and probably employee is not what you want.
Unrecoverable Bit Error Ratio = ( number of data errors ) / ( number of bits read )
Don't worry. We'll keep the right half.
$880 Billion - $ 564 Billion = $316 Biillion, which is about $260 K per household after tax. So if you were to say it's all going to come from the top 1%, they'd be taxed at an average 64%.
You might call that "confiscatory" but it's not eating the seed corn.
Why limit your methods to the slowest one available if the problem is urgent?