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Comment: Re:Elon Musk just lost my respect (Score 1) 341

by drkim (#49299311) Attached to: Musk Says Drivers May Become Obsolete, Announces Juice-Saving Upgrades

... when self-driving cars become safer than human-driven cars, the public may outlaw the latter...

This may happen incrementally...

Imagine that left 'carpool' lane of the freeway turned into a 'auto-drive' only lane. 180 speed limit. Auto-drive cars merging effortlessly into and out of the lane. People sleeping, texting, eating, watching movies as they zip by.

After a few years, only the right lane is open for 'human driven' cars. They will be stuck behind whoever the slowest driver in their lane is. Their insurance rates will be crazy high.

You won't even need to outlaw human drivers, any more than you need to outlaw people taking a horse and buggy to commute to work these days.

Comment: Re:You can have my steering wheel. . . (Score 1) 341

by drkim (#49299083) Attached to: Musk Says Drivers May Become Obsolete, Announces Juice-Saving Upgrades

...when autonomous vehicles can't decide what they should do and come to a stop, causing others to plow into them...

You realize you're describing a situation where the "plowing into" is being caused by fallible humans who were: following too close, distracted, and/or speeding.

Checkmate, puny human!

Comment: Re:Auto-drive on treacherous sections? (Score 1) 341

by drkim (#49299063) Attached to: Musk Says Drivers May Become Obsolete, Announces Juice-Saving Upgrades

...get around parts of a wrecked car, a stalled truck...

These would be an easier solve for a self-driving car than solving for a ped or bike. Neither one is moving.

...and then run a light that was on permanent red...

Once every car is self-driving, you won't need traffic lights. Every car will know where every other car is, they can pre-calculate and "riffle-shuffle" through an intersection.

After a while, people will no more be allowed to have human-drive cars, any more than they are allowed to ride horses down the freeway now.

Comment: Re:CALLING THINGS "OBSOLETE" (Score 2) 341

by drkim (#49299021) Attached to: Musk Says Drivers May Become Obsolete, Announces Juice-Saving Upgrades

Give me one example of a deer jumping out in front of an elevator. Or a multi-elevator pileup accident. An elevator hitting black ice?

Do you really think a drunk/sleepy/texting/burger eating/radio adjusting/sneezing/elderly human driver will handle these situations better than a high-speed computer that is never distracted?

And with networked, radar-equiped cars, do you really think there will still be multi-car pileup accidents?

Comment: Re:What portion of the memory is usable this time? (Score 1) 110

by drkim (#49281125) Attached to: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX TITAN X Becomes First 12GB Consumer Graphics Card

You are talking about game benchmarks.

For people editing, doing F/X and CG work, having all those CUDA cores helps (Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Avid, and AfterEffects all can use the CUDA cores for crazy fast rendering).

And, all that VRAM helps when working with HD and 4K video, especially multiple layers of video.

AMD doesn't yet offer CUDA processing.

Comment: Re: IF true... (Score 2) 164

by drkim (#49064923) Attached to: Researcher Developing Tattoo Removal Cream

Exactly. I can teach you to do your job, but I can't teach your tats to go away. Until now?

If this works, you'll see employers requiring their employees to remove tats.

Unfortunately, you won't see employers doing this...

You'll see tatted people still not getting the job in the first place.

This just gives them a way to remove the ink; once they figure out they aren't getting any call backs.

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