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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1200 on: April 21, 2017, 10:31:04 AM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1201 on: April 21, 2017, 01:09:39 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

Even if they could fly themselves, they are incredibly inefficient. The fuel costs put them out of reach of probably 95% or more of the population.

And we don't have 35,000 people a year dying from flying car accidents, so a major benefit of self-driving cars wouldn't be there.
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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1202 on: April 21, 2017, 01:42:18 PM »
fair points

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1203 on: April 21, 2017, 02:15:18 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.

Geez, what a Luddsayer!  The cars are going to be able to fly themselves, why would you need a pilots license?  Get real!

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1204 on: April 21, 2017, 02:17:56 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

Even if they could fly themselves, they are incredibly inefficient. The fuel costs put them out of reach of probably 95% or more of the population.

And we don't have 35,000 people a year dying from flying car accidents, so a major benefit of self-driving cars wouldn't be there.

Fuel costs?  What fuel costs?  They will be run from free solar radiation, beamed by laser from satellites outside the atmosphere.  Such skepticism.

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1205 on: April 21, 2017, 03:05:06 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

Even if they could fly themselves, they are incredibly inefficient. The fuel costs put them out of reach of probably 95% or more of the population.

And we don't have 35,000 people a year dying from flying car accidents, so a major benefit of self-driving cars wouldn't be there.

Fuel costs?  What fuel costs?  They will be run from free solar radiation, beamed by laser from satellites outside the atmosphere.  Such skepticism.

So, obviously, you have chosen to forego intelligent or thoughtful contributions to the conversation.
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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1206 on: April 21, 2017, 04:45:06 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/apr/21/flying-cars-test-flight-is-a-success-says-german-company-video

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1207 on: April 21, 2017, 06:58:26 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

Even if they could fly themselves, they are incredibly inefficient. The fuel costs put them out of reach of probably 95% or more of the population.

And we don't have 35,000 people a year dying from flying car accidents, so a major benefit of self-driving cars wouldn't be there.

Fuel costs?  What fuel costs?  They will be run from free solar radiation, beamed by laser from satellites outside the atmosphere.  Such skepticism.

So, obviously, you have chosen to forego intelligent or thoughtful contributions to the conversation.

I thought he'd done that quite a while ago...  :tiphat:

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1208 on: April 21, 2017, 09:03:19 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

Even if they could fly themselves, they are incredibly inefficient. The fuel costs put them out of reach of probably 95% or more of the population.

And we don't have 35,000 people a year dying from flying car accidents, so a major benefit of self-driving cars wouldn't be there.

Fuel costs?  What fuel costs?  They will be run from free solar radiation, beamed by laser from satellites outside the atmosphere.  Such skepticism.

So, obviously, you have chosen to forego intelligent or thoughtful contributions to the conversation.

What, you are betting on anti-matter engines? 

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1209 on: April 22, 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

Even if they could fly themselves, they are incredibly inefficient. The fuel costs put them out of reach of probably 95% or more of the population.

And we don't have 35,000 people a year dying from flying car accidents, so a major benefit of self-driving cars wouldn't be there.

Fuel costs?  What fuel costs?  They will be run from free solar radiation, beamed by laser from satellites outside the atmosphere.  Such skepticism.

So, obviously, you have chosen to forego intelligent or thoughtful contributions to the conversation.

I thought he'd done that quite a while ago...  :tiphat:

Yes. He quit making actual arguments and has switched to rude comments. He probably doesn't care that it just makes him look ridiculous. He couldn't convince us, so he likely doesn't care what we think about him. Sad, really, since he was relatively polite until fairly recently.
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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1210 on: April 22, 2017, 09:06:48 PM »
I agree, all you Luddite skeptics need to wake up to the potential of modern technology. 

Who needs driverless cars when you are flying to work?  Wake up guys, the future is passing you by, while your google car is stuck in reverse. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/aeromobil-1-million-flying-car-deliveries-begin-2020-2017-4

Nothing new here. We've had helicopters for a long time. And there have been flying cars before. Nobody wants them. Too inconvenient and you still need a pilot's license. But yes, they work. If there was a market for them you'd be able to buy one already. Nobody here says they wouldn't work.
There may actually be a market for them once we get the driverless car technology running.   The only way flying cars are practical is if they can fly themselves.

Even if they could fly themselves, they are incredibly inefficient. The fuel costs put them out of reach of probably 95% or more of the population.

And we don't have 35,000 people a year dying from flying car accidents, so a major benefit of self-driving cars wouldn't be there.

Fuel costs?  What fuel costs?  They will be run from free solar radiation, beamed by laser from satellites outside the atmosphere.  Such skepticism.

So, obviously, you have chosen to forego intelligent or thoughtful contributions to the conversation.

I thought he'd done that quite a while ago...  :tiphat:

Yes. He quit making actual arguments and has switched to rude comments. He probably doesn't care that it just makes him look ridiculous. He couldn't convince us, so he likely doesn't care what we think about him. Sad, really, since he was relatively polite until fairly recently.

It is sad Daniel.  Thank you for stating it so eloquently.  When people talk about flying cars and solar powered laser beams, it can be quite emotional for some.  Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the sensitivities such talk can have.  I think you said it best, sad-what other word could there be?  Believe me, I also remember (in retrospect) how gloomy I felt the first time I read someone mentioning anti-matter engines.  I think I repressed a lot of those memories, until just now, when you reminded me of the pain it can cause. 

Thank you so much for your desire to return to the simpler times.  A voice of compassion and brotherhood, crying out through the bitter fog of technology talk.  Oh how you suffer with grace and dignity.  We are all indebted. 

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Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Reply #1211 on: April 23, 2017, 02:49:07 AM »
Wow, that was literally a "you know you are but what am I?" post. Amazing that someone who considers themselves an adult would write that...
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« Reply #1212 on: April 23, 2017, 07:41:25 AM »
Wow, that was literally a "you know you are but what am I?" post. Amazing that someone who considers themselves an adult would write that...

Now, how do you know Daniel considers himself to be an adult? 

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« Reply #1213 on: April 23, 2017, 08:44:38 AM »
My guess is that Phooey is 15 years old and is terrified that by the time he is old enough to drive, he won't be allowed to because all cars will be autonomous. He's never claimed to be an adult. The fact that new technology takes time to become ubiquitous, and there will be a long lag between the first availability of autonomous cars and the disappearance of human-driven cars means that his fear is unfounded.
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« Reply #1214 on: April 23, 2017, 09:43:38 AM »
My guess is that Phooey is 15 years old and is terrified that by the time he is old enough to drive, he won't be allowed to because all cars will be autonomous. He's never claimed to be an adult. The fact that new technology takes time to become ubiquitous, and there will be a long lag between the first availability of autonomous cars and the disappearance of human-driven cars means that his fear is unfounded.

"Sad, really, since he was relatively polite until fairly recently. "

So sad...

 

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