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Comment Re: Those were marketing claims (Score 1) 86

There are varying degrees of friends. My closest friends and family, yes, will email or text. But it is the circle just beyond that, that you may only see a couple times a year and it is nice when you do.. Those are the ones that might not remember to contact you directly, so it is nice not to miss those events. I'm not a 'networker', but I imagine Facebook is pretty indispensable for people who are.

Comment Re: Those were marketing claims (Score 1) 86

The "if you don't like it don't do business with them" doesn't hold much water with me. Capitalism is supposed to provide consumers with *choices*. Yet if a person's friends are all on Facebook my choice is already made for me. I cannot go to an alternative solution that values my privacy, and if I were not on Facebook I would be missing events. It's not even because there could never be a profitable business that values my privacy, it is because FB got in first and "the masses" will go to anything else.

Comment Re:Crowd source the egress (Score 1) 146

But the bag in the wind example is exactly one of the wide breadth of reasons why automated driving is a completely different problem. In a game of chess, the system has no need to consider the environment of the room the chess board is in. When you are diving, you need to consider everything in the environment and determine whether it is important or not. Google needs to figure out how to determine that bag in the wind in the air isn't important while not driving into something else heavy that that may be dangling from a string. Also none of this bears any importance unless it is affordable and marketable. I have heard that LIDAR is very expensive, therefore it will never find its way into consumer vehicles. Also, Google can't release a car that stops at every bag in the wind.

Comment Re:Pokemon Go killed more people than Tesla Autopi (Score 1) 139

When you release something into the world, you should really understand people. For example, I wouldn't leave a bottle of pills on the nightstand of someone who has committed suicide, or give an alcoholic a bottle of wine as a gift. Sometimes you don't know, but these are things that are easily predictable.

Comment Re:Pokemon Go killed more people than Tesla Autopi (Score 1) 139

When you release something into the world, you should really understand people. For example, I wouldn't leave a bottle of pills on the nightstand of someone who has committed suicide, or give an alcoholic a bottle of wine as a gift. Sometimes you don't know, but these are things that are easily predictable.

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