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Comment Re:Yawn... (Score 1) 120

We don't have flying cars for a number of reasons. Efficiency, reliability, user safety, public safety, supporting infrastructure (where to land), new complex regulatory requirements. eg, what about cars flying over your house.

That said, see my post above about why Elon Musk is unwittingly responsible for flying cars. Spoiler: electric cars threaten fossil fuel industry which will push for flying cars that use even more fuel and won't be electric any time soon.

And they have the lobbying power to make it happen despite all of the logical reasons why we don't have flying cars now.

Comment Re:wake me up when elon musk announces this (Score 1) 120

Elon Musk is unwittingly and unintentionally behind the rise (pun) of flying cars.

Elon is partly and significantly behind the rise of electric cars.
Electric cars threaten the manhood of the fossil fuel industry.
Fossil fuel executives wonder how to save their beloved industry and provide a superior smog choking experience to everyone.

DING! DING! DING! DING!

I know! I know! Says one executive. Flying cars! They will use even more fuel. Provide more pollution. And they won't be powered by electric any time soon.

Comment Re:Close (Score 4, Informative) 127

Lots of people ask about this. If we did pure speech-to-text and text-to-speech, it would take about half the bandwidth but everybody would have the same synthesized voice. Once you start trying to add parameters to the synthesized voice such as pitch, speed, and tonality, those take as much bandwidth as we are using for the entire codec, because they are essentially the same parameters.

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