Read the book "Earth" to see that David Brin predicted that ubiquitous cameras would have a major effect on society.
...we can trust them not to abuse this. Right?
That's right! Google should continue to support outdated releases just like Microsoft does! After all...you don't see Microsoft whining about having to produce patches for Win95, do you?
In other words, "Get off my lawn!"
Any chance you could send me an ounce of whatever you're smoking? That's gotta be some good stuff.
Commander Taco, can we get a -1 RACIST mod on Slash Dot?
CmdrTaco hasn't worked on Slashdot for a long time, I thought?
The question should not be a choice between public transportation and owning your own vehicle.
Someone needs to detatch the passenger portion of the vehicle from the engine.
We like our personal space, and we want to be able to leave our belongings "in the car" while we're shopping or while we are at work.
But most people no longer care about the engine. It's just another black box they have to maintain.
Why can't the two be separated, in the same way that semi tractors have evolved from single component machines (engine firmly attached to the cargo carrying space) to dual-component machines, where any tractor can haul any trailer?
5 minutes before I leave the house, I call for a ride. I wander out to my driveway and get into my vehicle, an unpowered compartment. I have the optional self-directed engine for my vehicle sitting in the garage still, but I only use it for off-grid use, and this trip's strictly on-grid.
A moment later the small equivalent of a semi trailer arrives and docks with my unpowered vehicle. I programmed my destination into the computer while waiting for it to appear (or perhaps it's autoprogrammed, as I always leave for work at this time?) and all I need to do is hit the appropriate button to confirm that I'm ready to go.
I hit the button and slide back into my seat, wishing I was still in bed. Meanwhile, the automated, driverless tractor hauls my vehicle and me to work. It involves a pair of transfers -- my first tractor transfers my vehicle to a string of others towed behind a larger & stronger tractor before I enter the highway (woohoo!!! gotta love the reserved traffic fast lane!), and then I'm given back to a smaller tractor as I leave the highway -- but that happens entirely without input from me.
Twenty minutes after settling into my vehicle I'm getting out of it. My engine-less "vehicle" is sitting in my office parking lot, and the tractor's undocking from it so it can go serve another customer.
Should've done it years ago.
Can you tell me why you are not brave enough to post such nonsense under a real account?
"Coward" applies in your case. Along with a number of other adjectives I won't add for fear of young children seeing them...
Lame. I prefer the Jewish message...
Perhaps we should just be nice to people because it's the right thing to do, rather than for fear of the repercussions of doing otherwise????
It's Linux. If you need it, build it.
Republicans are the lesser of two evils only when it is republicans who define "evil".
While environmental catastrophe may have been widespread in geologic history, things are different now. When the sea level rose dramatically a million years ago, it didn't destroy trillions of dollars/euros/yuan worth of real estate.
I have to deal with too many end-users as it is. We don't need more...