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Comment: Drone License (Score 1) 37

by invid (#49353709) Attached to: How long until our skies are filled with drones?
Eventually you'll have to get a government license to fly a drone. You're drone will give off an encoded signal so it can be identified as legal. The government will have to patrol the skies to enforce this law. Shooting down unlawful drones will be dangerous, so the police will have 'super drones' that chase unlawful drones and capture them. Captured drones will be examined and if their owners are identified they will be given steep fines.

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 2) 451

by invid (#49291005) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future
It's all going to come down to texting. While you're in a driverless car you can text to your hearts content while traveling without fear of being pulled over. Or watch movies. Or have sex. Or drink a fifth of Scotch. Or do all at the same time. How many people are going to turn down this ability for some hypothetical baby/dog recognition bug?

Comment: Re:Oh God No... (Score 1) 222

by invid (#49147697) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel
Meanwhile, at Bizcock Studios: "Ya see, they made two Roy Battys, and one of them did figure out how to stop the incept date, so he lived and he grew old. Ya see, we bring back Rutger Hauer, and that's why he's old, because he stopped the incept date. And we can bring back Daryl Hanna, but she only has one eye, because she looks bad-ass with an eye-patch. And Harrison Ford is out living in the woods and he's happy, and he has a beautiful daughter played by Jennifer Lawrence who is also a mixed martial arts fighter. And Rutger Hauer is leading an army of replicants, just like Battlestar Galactica, and they come to destroy humanity, and they're being controlled by a central brain inside a worm-hole, and Jennifer Lawrence has to send a nuclear bomb through the worm hole."

Comment: Re:So humans are the biggest problem. (Score 4, Funny) 213

by invid (#49066837) Attached to: Oxford University Researchers List 12 Global Risks To Human Civilization
Growing up in the 70s and 80s I always thought that by this time I would be driving along in some barren post-apocalyptic wasteland in my cobbled-together hot-rod fighting off mohawked motorcycle gangs and saving busty babes from mutant frog-people. Instead I'm reading slashdot in my cubical as my code compiles. Sigh.

Comment: Some Missing Items... (Score 2) 213

by invid (#49066625) Attached to: Oxford University Researchers List 12 Global Risks To Human Civilization

13. Supreme Being glances over and says "Hey! I haven't destroyed those ungrateful little twits yet? Kindof embarrassing, I told them Armageddon was supposed to happen 2 thousand years ago. Oh well, if I do it now maybe no one will notice I'm late"

14. Vogon construction of an intergalactic highway.

It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.