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Topic Title: Carmageddon is coming.
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Created On: 07/16/2017 10:22 AM
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 07/16/2017 10:22 AM
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WG

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"An overlapping confluence of three different technological waves? - ?the smartphone, the electric vehicle and artificial intelligence? - ?have created the conditions for a technological disruption so profound it's going to change almost everything about the way we move in modern society."

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 07/20/2017 09:18 AM
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 07/20/2017 11:50 AM
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johnnyboy

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The dead robot is a classic picture.

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"One of the reasons why propaganda tries to get you to hate government is because it's the one existing institution in which people can participate to some extent and constrain tyrannical unaccountable power." Noam Chomsky.

 07/25/2017 06:11 AM
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Two Norwegian companies are taking the lead in the race to build the world's first crewless, autonomously operated ship, an advance that could mark a turning point in seaborne trade.

Dubbed by shipping executives the "Tesla of the Seas," the Yara Birkeland now under development is scheduled in late 2018 to start sailing fertilizer 37 miles down a fiord from a production facility to the port of Larvik. Using the Global Positioning System, radar, cameras and sensors, the electric ship is designed to navigate itself around other boat traffic and to dock on its own.


The vessel will cost $25 million, about three times as much as a conventional container ship of its size, but its backers say without need for fuel or crew it promises to cut annual operating costs by up to 90%. The 100-container ship is scheduled to be in the water toward the end of next year, though initially it will be tested with a human at the controls"
 07/26/2017 07:20 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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fake news



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Winter is coming.
 07/26/2017 09:03 AM
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Carhenge will be the safest place to ride it out:
 07/26/2017 12:25 PM
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 07/31/2017 10:59 AM
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 08/01/2017 03:21 PM
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moody

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So I have a confession. We have one of these monsters, and honestly? I can see where this tech is REALLY going to be awesome in a few years, because I've gotten so used to having it I am spoiled. It tells you when you're drifting a bit, and if you do it too often it will beep at you and suggest a cup of coffee. But the most awesome thing is the adaptive cruise control. You know how when you are in a line of traffic and you have cruise on and you have to continually adjust your speed? Well, you set this, and your following distance (I always keep it on the max of 300 yards) and the car just stays that distance from whatever you follow, no matter what their speed. It can be used in traffic but I'm not quite that brave yet. I love this car, and I admit it. That it's also a hybrid is a huge bonus, but I confess that I don't put it on that mode all that often . Mercedes

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Edited: 08/01/2017 at 03:30 PM by moody
 08/02/2017 06:20 PM
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dingpatch

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Sat and ate/drank next to an "aircraft salesman" last night. He has the top Tesla. Kind of freaky listning to him describe the AI "hands off driving" for 45 to 1 hour at a time.
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