Linked by MOS6510 on Sun 6th Oct 2013 10:59 UTC

This wasn't Grignon's typical route to work. He was a senior engineer at Apple in Cupertino, the town just west of Campbell. His morning drive typically covered seven miles and took exactly 15 minutes. But today was different. He was going to watch his boss, Steve Jobs, make history at the Macworld trade show in San Francisco. Apple fans had for years begged Jobs to put a cellphone inside their iPods so they could stop carrying two devices in their pockets. Jobs was about to fulfill that wish. Grignon and some colleagues would spend the night at a nearby hotel, and around 10 a.m. the following day they - along with the rest of the world - would watch Jobs unveil the first iPhone.

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RE[6]: Next thing
by darknexus on Sun 6th Oct 2013 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Next thing"
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Self driving cars are also impractical outside of a controlled road system meant for them. Human reactions are too variable, and there's no way a computer can make a snap decision based on irrational behaviors of people. Automated cars need a controlled road system designed specifically for them, where all cars are automated and have a set protocol for communicating with one another to avoid human error.
And yes, I'm sure Google is considering how to serve you ads in their cars, as well.

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