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Comment: Re:Start with an erroneous world view ... (Score 1) 181

by currently_awake (#49467639) Attached to: Autonomous Cars and the Centralization of Driving
The tech companies won't have to, the insurance companies will do the job for them. Human error causes most accidents, therefore they can tripple your insurance if you drive the car. Never mind that accidents will diminish and insurance payouts will plummet with automatic cars, they will still need to drive up your insurance rates.

Comment: Re:Dear NSA (Score 1) 212

Existing phones have the processing power to do end to end encryption without any new hardware. You'll need to audit or re-write your entire software stack (including baseband) to keep out back doors of course, and that will be expensive. But unit cost increase will still be a few dollars per phone, not enough to make them unsellable.

Comment: Re:better idea (Score 1) 165

by currently_awake (#49455319) Attached to: UN To Debate Lethal Autonomous Weapons
Autonomous weapons will make the world a nicer place. 1-If someone shoots at a human soldier they will always respond, if someone shoots at a drone you can choose not to. A willingness to take casualties gives the military more options to solve the problem. 2-Drones always follow orders. If a drone executes someone it's a deliberate attack ordered by the government of that country. There is no human error excuse.

Comment: Re:better idea (Score 1) 165

by currently_awake (#49455259) Attached to: UN To Debate Lethal Autonomous Weapons
The USA should stop using drone strikes, but not because of any morality reason. 1-Public executions make you the enemy, and the more enemies you have the less "safe" you are. 2-America needs public goodwill to rule the world cheaply, and their finances show they can't afford the expensive way to rule the world.

Comment: Re:So how long before (Score 4, Interesting) 181

by currently_awake (#49454735) Attached to: Autonomous Cars and the Centralization of Driving
The ability to remote control a car is a major worry. Some possible problems: No driver suicide car bombs, abduction by remote control, changing the route a car uses so it puts someone the government doesn't like at the scene of a crime, if you cancel a persons authorization to use an autonomous car (assuming this replaces mass transit) you basically imprison them.

Comment: Re:masdf (Score 1) 297

We shold drag out the ISSIS fight as long as possible, to kill as many of the muslim extremists (terrorists) as possible instead of having them scatter and stir up trouble in other places. Of course this only works if we don't care about the safety and welfare of the people who live there, but the evidence suggests we don't.

Comment: Re:They actually propose to censor every porn site (Score 1) 187

by currently_awake (#49406735) Attached to: UK's Tories Promise To Enact Age Limits For Viewing Online Porn
I recomend the government makes a list of all the porn sites worldwide (rated by quality), and make a browser plugin that blocks those sites (based on age). The parents can download the blocker onto their kids computers in those countries that care about this. This will achieve two major (and very worth while) porn goals at the same time, with the first being to effectively block most porn from the computers of kids who's parents actually care.

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