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Comment Re:Generations (Score 1) 219

Oh no I think is more the difference between makers and users. There were makers in my father's and grandfather's generation (I was born in 65) but there are so many toys available today that I just think kids are growing up as consumers. I rarely see anybody under 40 in my local electronics shop. Plenty of kids out buying phones and tablets though.

Also a lot of new tech these days is straight out of science fiction from the 1970s and 80s. People from older generations can just say oh yeah I read about this, while younger kids are more likely to be baffled by things which don't fit their worldview.

Comment Re:So they're just using contrast? (Score 1) 485

Its a 2D version if TCAS, where the vehicles have the option of coming to a complete halt if they face an impossible situation. TCAS uses communication between aircraft, so that they can negotiate a solution. So if you have two aircraft approaching head on one will tell its crew to pull up and the other to descend.

In your scenario communication between vehicles would definitely be required.

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