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Comment Aircraft, car, train do transport mostly (Score 1) 222

themselves. And in this system the chassis is the tube, and it is not moving.

As for emergencies, let us first have an emergency at the test site and see what could be done.

I think this experimental site would be in human history something like Johannes Gutenberg's printing shop of 1450, or Tim Berners-Lee discovery of hyperlink in 1989.

When a man flew first time in space in 1961, the next day there was only a tiny article in a central newspaper. As saying goes - destiny knocks on the door quietly.

Comment Parachute, please (Score 0) 85

Why Airbus does not include a parachute in its concepts and aircraft? Even Russian military pilots have got an ejection system for more than half a century. Here is a video "MiG-29 Pilot Ejects Two Seconds Before Crash"

But we, who pay for the tickets a lot of money still do not have anything. No safety system in the air at all.

Comment Car itself should recognize such behavior and (Score 1) 180

react accordingly, - lowering speed and switching on the emergency light blinking. This is what should be called a self-driving car.

I do not understand how car manufacturers get away with it - building cars with 320 km/h speedometers, and at the same time not installing driver's alcohol detector, driver's mobile phone detector, etc.

At the same time more than a million people get killed by these cars each year and millions are wounded. These are WW3 figures.

Comment Modelling quadcopter collision at testing facility (Score 1) 52

If there were no documented collisions of a quadcopter and an airplane, why not to try to create it. For example, a flying DJI Phantom with the weight 1.2 kg and an airplane wing moving on rails. And see what happens. The FAA colleagues could do it first, and then print 700 pages regulations.

Comment In fact theses are puppeteers who are fighting but (Score 2) 98

not the bots. Do not forget that Wikipedia is one of the most visited and read websites. And where there are people there are possibilities to make money.

Consequently a class of technological aristocracy appear who try to control what article could be published and which could be deleted. We shall not underestimate human creativity on a market.

All one needs is a capability to create and maintain a positive article about say a medicament which development cost a billion. But it is impossible if you cannot dominate other people' articles. It is not so visible in English Wikipedia, but mostly in some other popular languages.

Comment Jar of spiders (Score 1) 895

In my opinion the modern politics turned into a jar of spiders. Everybody eavesdrop, dislike, and attack each other. It is amplified significantly for someone like me who knows foreign languages and can watch it all from several sides.

I begin to wonder if Mikhail Bakunin's ideas were really that much farfetched, if the state as an institution is necessary at all. Or is it just turned into a source of mutual misunderstanding and hostility.

Comment Human nature (Score 1) 277

I think it is about the same all over the world. The same as violence against women, it's about 30% everywhere, 1 of 3 women, by the WHO statistics:

Recall what was in John Podesta email messages, which became known just by a mere accident, because he did not use two steps authentication on his Gmail. It is about the same everywhere, as it is a property of Homo Sapiens.

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