"In that case, WB admitted that it filed a bunch of false takedowns, but said it was no big deal because it was all done by a computer." Tell that to all those people who lost their homes due to robosigning.
Logical argument for the win.
I'm starting to get tired of this Thomas Edison comparison that I read from time to time. Thomas Edison's inventions inventions fundamentally changed the human condition. Specifically the light bulb. Suddenly the entire human race can get a lot done inside larger indoor spaces and at night where previously limited lighting prevented many activities. The iPhone did not in anyway change the human condition on these scales. Combined with Edison's other inventions Jobs looks even less important. He made a few good devices using existing technology. He did not reinvent the light bulb.
Also, the laws specifically allow the cars to be on the road, and to drive autonomously. The laws state a person with a valid license must sit in the drivers seat, but he is not driving the car. So the fact is yes driverless cars are allowed on the roads in Nevada, Florida, and California.
Considering the topic of conversation the fact that they exist is entirely relevant. You can't just wholesale act like they don't exist because it's inconvenient to the argument. Google alone has a test fleet of at least 10 cars. They've completed over 300,000 miles of autonomous driving. There is even one license in Nevada for one of these cars that was issued in May 2012. Just because you haven't personally been in one yet does not exclude their existence or the fact people are riding in autonomously controlled vehicles.
That's just what the law says. The car itself is perfectly capable of driving itself.
We do have self driving cars. Several exist. Just because they aren't in the consumer space yet doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Laws are already on the books in Nevada to handle them too.
Despite blackberry's performance lately I tend to agree. I've got a iPad 3rd gen, an android tablet, and a Samsung s3. I use the s3 everyday for all the same tasks I would have used tablets for. I'm not even sure the other two tablets are charged right now. When I do real computing I use my laptop.
1) Some phones are already insanely massive and are basically tablets. Some people don't care about holding a brick to their face. 2) Samsung is outselling the iphone because of those larger screens. Poll after consumer poll constantly pegs screen size as the reason.
This really hasn't caught on in the main stream. If anything it's mostly the laptop manufacturers struggling to stay relevant with gimmicks. For business purposes even those tablet/laptop hybrids really aren't that useful. Hell even for school when I lugged a laptop to class I'd still prefer a more durable laptop than these gimmicky looking laptop/tablet cases.
This isn't even remotely the same and you damn well know it. Horse drawn buggies existed for a very long time before cars and cars were seen as a natural progression of that mode of transportation. The fact we measure engines in horse-power to this day is a testament to that fact. Tablets could be seen as the next phase of computers, but the fact remains they are not as useful for many purposes as real computers are. Whereas with your car example a car completely and thoroughly replaced all functions of a horse drawn carriage in its entirety.
All consoles are DRM by nature. You can't take that disc and play it on any other console. A wii u game can only play on the wii u. This is a form of DRM even if you don't realize it.
Yeah, you do. It's the four face buttons with the X, O, Triangle, and Square. They had analogue capability in that they could detect how soft or hard you pressed them. This was used more in the ps2 days, but has fallen out of use since it rarely made things better.
Studies have shown that those who pirate music end up buying something to the tune of 30% more music than those who don't download. I'm sure a google search can find the actual article with the actual percentage, but that's not the point. The point is the people who are most interested in music, and therefore the ones likely to spend the most money, spend the most time online previewing for their selections. The p2p causing damage isn't as strong of an argument as it once was.