It was practical 30 or more years ago. I've read TFA. They basically experiment with materials changing their optical properties after being treated with a laser pulse - exactly the same tech used in CD and DVD. And laser discs before that.
But wait - now it is groundbreaking - they are doing it on a single storage cell. And they call it a "chip".
Wow. That is soooooo cool.
Simple electronic Casio is basically eternal and much more precise than your Omega. Omega is not even that awesome, I was referring to like Patek Philippe. I can buy new watch every month for the rest of my life for the price of one of those.
Remarkable, in the same way that hand made Swiss watches are remarkable. Really awesome, but pointless at the same time.
You mean, start over and rewrite everything they've done so far in ARM assembler?
I was just considering upgrading my laptop to W7, and support already ended????
There are so many obvious issues here, it is not even funny. What is funny, is that when you bring them up people go "oh, you are so negative"
Roads are not flat. All highways are curved with sides being lower when the center. Even the slightest inclination of the road will force to make an angled seem between the tiles, which will create a significant vibration in that place of the road. It will be destroyed in a matter of months.
Who cares about the glass? Massive infrastructure, expensive hardware, expensive installation, maintenance and repair. Just those alone make the projet non-feasible.
I have a feeling it would not be economically sensible even if they donated the panels for free
You are on a wrong web-site. Slashdot is for nerds. You just posted such utter non-sense, you can't be a nerd. Go away.
Yes it is funny to hear people say "I don't want to trust my life to software". Then the same people have no problem flying on airplanes, that today completely depend on 100% reliable software. But driverless car? "No-no, I don't trust computer."
Geeky females also do not spend a lot of time in front of mirror. So it fails there, too.
I wonder how they are planning on supporting it. Apparently chip-and-pin was created specifically to prevent cloning. Here in Canada chip and pin are everywhere, I think all of my cards are chipped now.I can't imaging USA being too far behind.
The project is stillborn
My thought exactly. What seems to be the problem? The money were not lost. Just redistributed.
If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.