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Comment Next technology, next cassandra (Score 2, Insightful) 386 386

Whenever a new technology pops up, there come the people that warn about the dangers coming from it and how the world as we know it will end. This was the same with books, trains, cars, radio television, internet, cell phones.... i am sure there are plenty more... As long as you or your child doesn't consume 3d television 24/7 i am sure you'll be fine.

Comment Re:Hahaha (Score 2, Insightful) 179 179

if you are one of a hundret selling android devices you need something to be distinguished with from the others. So they add on their on UI so customers see it as a better android handset as the ones from other manufacturers. If you submitt it back to android then all will eventually have it and you are just one in the android soup again....

Comment Re:there is a problem (Score 1) 261 261

The opposite is true. Since every car must take any technical problems of other cars into consideration, such as communication problems, you old cars are covered.

It needs to be designed in a way that the whole system improves marginally just with every car which gets assimilated into this rolling fleet of borg drones. Then you can deploy it car by car.

Comment Re:All about dates now. (Score 1) 366 366

When it comes to Arthur C. Clarke quotes, I like the following one at least as much:

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

The one likely exception to that is that we probably won't ever come up with a way to travel faster than light.

are you a distinguished but elderly scientist ?

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