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Dangerously trending: driverless Tesla videos on social media

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If only these losers would only kill themselves with their foolish videos, but often they involve innocent people.

Really? Color me skeptical. How often?

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Does anyone here actually think Musk gives a damn about your safety, or the environment, or the space around it, or the planet? He knows exactly just how ignorant and greedy people are.

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There's a guinea pig born every minute.

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"...The machines are not sentient - the complexity of that is beyond the ken of any artifice"

With today's technology that may be true but to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke that may not always be the case.

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The machines are not sentient - the complexity of that is beyond the ken of any artifice - and hence cannot design & manufacture themselves. No matter the queer techno-fabulist dreams of Elon Musk.

Self-driving automobiles. Why? So Justin Bieber can have a play toy? For context - look at the typical malfunctions of PCs and the like.

All in all another bit of human stupidity and arrogance.

Teslas. Machines with a host of failures & insufficient infrastructure.

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This a mixture of hype, marketing disinformation and rushing to market (for Tesla) a technology that even the Japanese have only just moved to the next level for passenger cars.

Firstly this falshood:

Tesla offers what it calls "full self-driving capability."

Full self-driving capability is restricted to at least "Level 3" (and above) autonomous driving capability. Tesla's are only Level 2. There's only one car currently available which has Level 3 autonomous capability and that is the Honda Legend.

Musk early this year predicted the company's vehicles would achieve Level 5 autonomy, or full self-driving, in 2021.

What a joke. A typically overblown, hyped up throwaway quote from this clown. If he wasn't in the US with millions of gullible people allowing him a chance, he'd be figuratively eaten alive already in Europe or Asia.

"Some companies are more careful than others in how they advertise," said Andrew Kun

... like Honda. Herein lies the problem. Musk is drunk on his own ambition. The end result are these ridiculous circumstances:

"The problem is overtrust, thinking that the system can do more than it is really able to do," Kun said. "Of course, that's the issue with calling it 'Autopilot' when it really isn't."

I like this guy already. At least someone out there isn't afraid of the "party pooper mob" and speaks reality like it actually is, instead of these other idiots giving Musk all the attention he could ever dream of.

As always, the Japanese will sort out actual, realiable and safe autonomous driving. In the meantime Telsa can deal with he internet hype and stupidity of the US Amercian public.

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Obvious consequences of the technology being used by people with impaired intellectual abilities, since apparently it is very easy to sidestep the safety measures it will probably take a few more accidents (and Tesla getting a share of the respon$ibility for them) to make it actually difficult for people to kill themselves and others this way.

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Every time I read this sort of thing, it makes me wonder when the machines will start designing and manufacturing themselves, at which point, what will they decide to do with us?

Hey! That would make a great premise for a movie. Oh... wait...

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When you make things idiot proof, God builds a better idiot...

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I love the idea of safer driving, but we are not yet to the point where the machine can drive us safely.

Every time I read this sort of thing, it makes me wonder when the machines will start designing and manufacturing themselves, at which point, what will they decide to do with us?

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