* Posts by Eistoper

2 posts • joined 8 Oct 2015

Self-driving cars still do not exist even if we think they do

Eistoper
Meh

Not ready.

The trouble with self driving cars is that in the UK we have roads that used to be cart tracks. A simple example: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.7514312,-2.7731751,3a,75y,94.96h,75.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1su0SxldD9HLLhhzwjDxhA_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656.

Bit of grass in the middle of the road, single lane, blind corner, hedges and trees.

What happens when a self-driving car meets a meat bag? Is it going to crawl along? How is to going to agree who can do what? Are these roads off-bounds? So, do all future cars need at least some method of 'switching back to manual'?

Google and pals launch Accelerated Mobile Pages project

Eistoper

Call me old school...

But didn't gopher provide a simple, low overhead method of navigating around? Plus without trackers and the such? Wasn't that proposed at some point for a mobile browser

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_(protocol)

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