Oops, good catch - after all the corporate entity shuffling, Meg Whitman is now President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
I disagree. I have a Tesla Model S and it drives perfectly fine for me every day in stop and go traffic. At higher speeds it works well too but it is prudent to keep a close eye on it. I think autonomous driving in limited situations is still helpful even if it doesn't work everywhere.
I think within a year or two, Tesla will be able to drive long distances on major freeways with little or no human intervention. That's a huge value to me as a driver.
If my car can handle both stop-and-go traffic and long-distance boring driving, I can handle the rest no problem.
Technically Big Brother is the state. You can choose not to use Google products, but in the book 1984 you couldn't choose to avoid Big Brother.
Simple solution: Gaffer's Tape
Actually, the Tesla is very efficient. Accelerating to 100mph with Ludicrous mode doesn't take significantly more energy than without it. Now doing it, stopping, doing it again, again, again, etc, will start to burn the battery.
1983: March - IBM announces the IBM PC XT, with a 10 MB hard drive, 128KB RAM and a 360KB floppy drive. It costs US$5000.
"Irrigation of the land with sewater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'." -- Michael McClary, in alt.fusion