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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by ukoldgit, Sep 14, 2020.
Hard to tell if it's Moe, Larry, or Curly.
Not Dave Gilmour
Fascination with a godforsaken, barren planet.
I don't think he's trying to emulate anybody. By all accounts, he appears to be one of a kind.
You're close to right(correct)
One of a kind ...
With billions of $1.00 of a kind
Musk is prodding the future more than any corporation or government
Electric cars + batteries enable solar energy creation -- toppling the US and world's needs for fighting over oil.
One offshoot of this is that retirees will be able to put solar on their homes and be net energy sellers to supplement social security.
Each generation of electric vehicle funds the next lower cost electric vehicles to sell in greater unit volumes.
Mars missions -- create backup humans for when the Earth is struck with a dinosaur killer sized asteroid or super volcano event. The Boring Company he is using to set up underground highways is easily adapted to Mars construction needs.
He's a big fan of the Iron Man Marvel franchise ... actually showing up in one of them.
The OP walking video is more like Boston Dynamics robots, not related to EM.
Parody of BD robots
Warning of exiting technology capabilities
He's one of the few that puts his money where his mouth is. That's about all I got.
The thing with Musk, he's full of great ideas and very few of them materialize, and in some cases those that do are deadly.
Why is technology....
Good illustration of why the "Autopilot" is not an autonomous driving system.
Self-driving vehicles are not ready for prime time because of these exact problems.
The Autopilot is not marketed as a self-driving system... it is a driver assistance system.
The current Camry, with the addition of a Comma-Dot-AI system can be nearly as self-driving as a Tesla, it lacks the ability to self navigate.
But the Comma-Dot-AI (I think that's the name of the system, links to it get canned on Toyotanation) monitors the driver's eyes, and if his eyes are not on the road, the system disengages.
By default, the Camry cruise control system (on the XLE models) can operate at a determined following distance and run all the way down to 0mph, reaccelerating. The electric power steering system has lane assist to keep you in your lane... but it also senses whether your hands are on the wheel or not.
Some people hack the system by attaching a half-filled bottle of water to the wheel... the system interprets that as the weight of the driver's hand.
I have worked with video-based vehicle detection systems since 1996. It's not easy. We are not going to see 100% reliability from truly self-driving vehicles for another 5-10 years, and it is going to require a combination of radar and optical sensing. Seeing around a blind curve is always going to be a problem... the system must adjust speed so that it never over-drives visual range.
That's where the budget for the R&D comes from if private enterprise does not see an immediate benefit that will be profitable.
Military R&D got us to the Moon, and the commercial benefits from the Apollo, Shuttle, and ISS ushered in the Information Age.
Just pointed up my poor query abilities...
He's obsessed with it because that's where the people who are turning this one into that will go and I guess they want something familiar, just without all the little people....
Can't do it quick enough...
This was pretty amazing.
Some sort of mesh set up so cars can talk to each other in proximity, that would help with the blind curves.
Truth for me though, I don't want any of that stuff in my car.
Not sure I'd agree with this. So far almost all of the Musks major business ideas seem to be working well, Paypal was instrumental in creating modern e-commerce, Falcon rockets are absolutely at the cutting edge of space exploration, Teslas are to cars what the iPhone was to cellphones, solar roofing tiles, batteries, even the hyperloop is getting a test build. Compared to the other tech billionaires musk is a creative and intellectual giant. Imagine where we would be if they all had that same drive to create a positive future,m rather than just being happy to count their trillions.
yep. It's profitable in status and in money. Unfortunately, battles, finances, and status are more of a priority of the human race, than altruism... but it's always been this way.
And you’re exactly right, a lot of positive advances are byproducts of that.