We do see them in the US
My point is communications satellites are far more abundant than balloons. That's likely for a reason: cost.
Well that's $350 million wasted. I drive 200 miles each way to my ranch each weekend, no way I could do that in an electric vehicle. Electric cars are a fad.
The tech isn't there yet, and it's moving slowly, but it's still moving in the right direction. Give it time and you'll get to your ranch on an all-electric vehicle.
I would have to see some data on that.
If balloons were much less expensive than satellites, I imagine that we'd see a lot more of them in the US.
Yes, good old balloons make much more sense if you just need to get up high and stay there.
I bet good old fashioned communications satellites make even more sense. Despite being expensive to deploy, the cost per person covered is probably drastically less expensive than balloons.
How long will it be before this stuff is commercially available?
Like all futuristic things that never materialize, we can expect this material to be commercially available in five years. Just need to hammer out a few details.
Google just finally recognized it.
I never understood the solar powered drones for internet access. Solar powered drones only make sense if you need to move large distances over many days. That's not what you need for internet access.
Personally, I can think of a few knee-jerk reactions that I might have to discovering this. None would be to just click on the links unless I knew ahead of time that it would work. My response would certainly not be blindly following directions given to me by ransomware - In this case to my own detriment.
"I don't negotiate with terrorists", says the person who has never been held hostage.
The Tesla autopilot is closer to an airplane autopilot and requires a human driver at the wheel ready to take over
Not at all! An airplane pilot on autopilot does not need to takeover the wheel in a split second, the autopilot has automated collision avoidance systems. If the pilot passes out, the airplane won't crash (until it runs out of fuel). In a Tesla, the driver has to maintain complete control and awareness over the vehicle at all times. It's really no different than driving without their "Autopilot".
The notion that any of these ideas is particularly innovative is ridiculous.
I'd go further and say that the fact that Facebook copied these feature should surprise no one, and even further, most people should not care. It's hard to get worked up over stealing meaningless technology that makes the world dumber.
I'm not sure how fraud can possibly apply to sex unless there is a quid pro quo involved in the sex
Easy, consider twins. A twin brother has sex with his brother's girlfriend. The girlfriend does not realize that he isn't her boyfriend, but figures it out later. There is no quid pro quo here, the women was deceived into having sex with a different person.
Besides twins, this can also happen in a dark room where a person may not be able to fully recognize the other but relies on what they say.
Yes: 1/60 final productivity rate is pretty normal - and larger teams tend to have even lower rates.
Not sure I would call that a "productivity" rate, it's simply (# ideas in product)/(# ideas in company).
Their idea of an offer you can't refuse is an offer... and you'd better not refuse.