Doubtful. However irrelevant because Inman is the biggest Douchebag since Edison.
Tesla didn't invent AC.
Tesla Sued Marconi over the patents, which is the opposit of letting him use them
Heinrich Hertz invented radar,
Alexander Popov implemented it first.
XRays where being observed and manipulated by dozens of inventor around the world. in 1887 pulyie was creating xrays, a decade before Tesla. Tesla did invent a unique way to create them, and he should get credit for that, but he did NOT discover them.
Tesla warned about the dangers, and didn't use them for medical purposes. So, he was completely shorted sight on that front.
FitzGerald came of with the earth frequency.
Tesla never mentioned ball lightning in any of his writing or speaking There is no record from his time is known to exist stating that he created, or even knew about anything that could reasonably be called ball lightning
Tesla didn't invent anything the can rain down electricity.
The Oatmeal is just a reiteration of pop culture myth.
And the Oatmeal comply ignores is actual important inventions.
And when someone calls him on it, Inman turns into a insufferable prick.
If a single pellet leaves you property, are you prepared to take full responsibility?
Man bites dog is news, dog bites man is not.
No, it will just harm people who don't have money to quickly get their patent into the market. It's another FU to small inventor, just like the last patent reform.
Of course, no one has actually made any good reasoning why getting licensing for someone to use a patent is some how bad.
Wow, you slid right down that slope into crazyville.
Why do you assume they need to be used for all deliveries in all environments?
I can think of many specialized delivery systems as well as Amazons.
no, they can't. A few of them can.
Except skills set doesn't mean more jobs for people when robots can be built with the skill set.
Automation has been creating a market where fewer worker get more done.
This is going to happen, we, as society, need to deal with that, and we will have, in simple terms, two options. People work to get money in a world where fewer and fewer people needed to do the work and 50 million fewer jobs for humans, of we create a Communist society where the robots are the workers.
try 1000 dollar to build, cheap to maintain. These aren't military Drones with a weapons payload.
and it's already being tested by other companies:
People lime you are why I have the sig I have.
Hunters mostly miss .
"which will inevitably result in a loss of privacy"
"Every drone will have multiple cameras and other sensors on it constantly active and relaying back to Amazon as they fly over your backyard and skylights"
Not likely., and unnecessary. You have weight issues, data bandwidth issues, and energy issues.
Evil? it's a fucking automated quadcopter.
The tech market is fine.
Yeah, by Portland standards. Ever try to get and venture capital on Portland? what a nightmare. In CA and NY you know right away, the commit or don't. In Portland it's 2 months of being strung along by some guy who turns out only to have 100G.