"Does waterboarding work? Seven questions about the controversial interrogation technique" More fear mongering anyone?
Here's Mr Trump saying "absolutely I feel it works" a few hours ago - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-...
Fears that it will be used again are legitimate.
The "San Francisco bicyclists can breathe a sigh of relief" comment surprised me until I saw that Uber has a problem with turning right across bike lanes. This certainly isn't a problem for all self-driving cars. In the South Bay I've seen a self-driving car do exactly the right thing: signal, merge into the lane when it turns from solid to dashed, stop at the red light, and then turn. That's a lot better than the average human at the same intersection; seeing someone signal and merge and stop would be quite unusual.
I don't think that's really a choice, but no, I don't want that.
I mainly posted about Skylab because I am amazed by the lack of historical context in a lot of the comments here.
Skylab fell on my defenceless homeland. On News at Ten (ITN), Reginald Bosanquet, overcome with disbelief, read his autocue one line at a time. ‘Skylab broke up, with debris. Streaking across the night sky and heading. Thousands of miles across the. Ocean for Australia.’
At least Reggie wasn’t entirely speechless. I’m bound to confess that I was, since until that point I had been an admirer of President Carter. But when they start strafing your own country with tons of red-hot supersonic junk you can’t help wondering whether there might not be some substance in all those theories about US imperialism.
Most human-driver-related deaths so far are based on incidents that would be easily handled by a human driver.
Seriously, signaling turns, slowing down when needed, stopping when needed, looking through the windshield instead of down at your smartphone... These are not rocket science, and yet people fail every hour of the day.
Computers don't actually think. You just think they think. (We think.)