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Nick 2015-12-11 19:42

Internet of Bings
 
We all know that the Internet of Things is nothing new, technically speaking, but the marketing people have just discovered it and so it had to be given a new name.

A first case possibly meriting debate:
[QUOTE]
Car calls 911 after alleged hit-and-run, driver arrested
[/QUOTE]Article: [URL]http://www.zdnet.com/article/car-calls-911-after-alleged-hit-and-run-driver-arrested/[/URL]

kladner 2015-12-11 19:58

[QUOTE=Nick;418956]We all know that the Internet of Things is nothing new, technically speaking, but the marketing people have just discovered it and so it had to be given a new name.

A first case possibly meriting debate:
Article: [URL]http://www.zdnet.com/article/car-calls-911-after-alleged-hit-and-run-driver-arrested/[/URL][/QUOTE]

Well intended technology, I hope, but spooky. Maybe next, authorities can target a particular car, and have it call in. Perhaps have the engine computer gradually reduce power until pulling over is the only option?

Batalov 2015-12-11 23:38

[QUOTE][COLOR=Navy]Dave Bowman[/COLOR]: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
[STRIKE]2018 Ford Taurus[/STRIKE] [COLOR=Navy]HAL 9000[/COLOR]: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
[COLOR=Navy]Dave Bowman[/COLOR]: What's the problem?
[COLOR=Navy]HAL[/COLOR]: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
[COLOR=Navy]Dave Bowman[/COLOR]: What are you talking about, HAL?
[/QUOTE]is the next logical step. (It took us merely 50 years to catch up with Clarke/Kubrick.)

Nick 2015-12-13 13:02

A few possible developments with smart cars:

Any garage wishing to service a smart car in the future will have to pay a high annual subscription to the manufacturer for privileged access to the onboard computer. The car's owner will not be the superuser, and will no longer have a free choice of garage.

Cars will collect detailed information about the driver, which will be sold to anyone prepared to pay for it. The driver will receive nothing.

The richest people will be able to pay to get preferential treatment at traffic lights, while most people will have to wait longer.

davar55 2015-12-13 16:39

[QUOTE=Batalov;418991]is the next logical step. (It took us merely 50 years to catch up with Clarke/Kubrick.)[/QUOTE]

In the movie, Dave did what he had to do. It was a judgment call.

xilman 2015-12-13 20:18

[QUOTE=davar55;419154]In the movie, Dave did what he had to do. It was a judgment call.[/QUOTE]As did Hal.

He had been told authoritatively that the mission was of supreme importance. He reasoned, quite plausibly in my view, that the human crew were less likely to complete the mission than himself. Accordingly, he took steps to minimize the likelihood of mission failure. Arguably, his greatest failure was not to deal with Bowman effectively.

only_human 2016-01-14 20:50

[URL="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/12099033/Nest-thermostat-owners-left-without-heating-after-software-glitch.html"]Nest thermostat owners left without heating after software glitch[/URL]

chalsall 2016-01-14 21:12

[QUOTE=only_human;422475][URL="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/12099033/Nest-thermostat-owners-left-without-heating-after-software-glitch.html"]Nest thermostat owners left without heating after software glitch[/URL][/QUOTE]

LOL...

Several serious thinkers are worried that the advancement of AI could cause problems for mankind...

The more likely risk is we become too dependant upon critical infrastructure run by software written by stupid humans....

kladner 2016-01-15 02:12

[QUOTE=Nick;419145]......
The richest people will be able to pay to get preferential treatment at traffic lights, while most people will have to wait longer.[/QUOTE]

In the Manilla airport, we saw a sign which said, " [U]NAIA[/U] [COLOR=Red][B]**[/B]i[/COLOR]s a No Wang-wang Zone. Avoid embarrassment. Stay in line."
Research reveals that "wang-wang" refers to rich people in cities using flashing lights and sirens to bull their way through traffic. Apparently, NAIA frowns on line-jumping, at least in theory.
[B][COLOR=Red]**[/COLOR]Nino Aquino International Airport.[/B]

Nick 2016-01-15 10:34

There is a story told that Queen Beatrix was travelling in a car with the French president through the centre of Paris and noticed that the traffic lights were magically changing to green as they approached. Apparently, she said that if she tried to arrange that in Amsterdam then there would be calls for a republic!

LaurV 2016-01-15 10:43

Haha, you started it in such a way that I though you are going to tell the one with Churchill and the queen traveling with the cart, when the horse farted... The queen said "Sorry, Winston", like the British politeness dictates, and he replied "No problem your majesty, if you would not say anything I would have been sure that it was the horse".:smile:


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