sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, August 12, 2019

Update

Stork Update: No Stork yet.

Emilie has been in labor over 50 hours now and it all continues. She started Saturday at 8 am and it's now Monday at 2 pm. She's about 3 cm/water long since broken. Emilie has ObamaCare and the insurance company doesn't want to pay for a C-Section, so they want to keep the process running. It may not be until Tuesday. I can't say and neither, apparently, can anyone else.

Mail Bag: Inheriting Life in the Modern

Kle - That self-driving car/truck thing... 10 years is dreaming.
Quite possibly 50, though.
I can only speculate when, but it will happen and on that day, the world will change in ways that are catastrophic to many people. Others, of course, are cool with it. Automation is an interesting servant and master and the holy grail is the self-driving car/truck at the moment.
Jonathan H. August - The Army has been trying to get self driving gear to work for 30 years, to the tune of billions of dollars - and they haven't succeeded; a group of self important internet millionaires who constantly get distracted by the next shiny thing won't do any better. 
It's apples and oranges to a great degree. The Army wants an all terrain robot. The civilian market wants a vehicle that will traverse the hardball roads that your Google Street Map delineates. And the Army has been working on it for more than 30 years. I can recall a DOD project of that sort at least 40 years ago. Which is indicative of my age.
LSP - When everything's automated who'll buy the things the robots make? Our elite rulers, obviously.
Once a robot slave army can make more robots, elites will have no need of feisty, deplorable, humans and they may need to "think the ranks". I think that they may start in Texas. Of course, they'll spare Beto (Irish Bob), because he's more progressive than you are.
LindaG - Complete automation will allow the elite to control who gets what, completely.
I'm afraid that you're right on. And the Stork drama continues.

11 comments:

  1. Automation is an interesting servant and master and the holy grail is the self-driving car/truck at the moment. They would do well to remember I Robot.

    Praying for you all, LL.

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  2. Emilie is in our prayers.
    The one value to autonomous buses is that the driver will not be traumatized by hitting the person thrown in front of it.

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  3. Poor Emilie! That’s such a long time! Worth the wait though! X

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  4. Boys often seem to want to stay with mom a little longer... Prayers Up for Emilie!

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  5. I know you can be the calming force, Grampa. God Bless All.

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  6. It's just past 1 here(CDT). Hopefully she's delivered by now.

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  7. I'm commenting with my alternate Google identity,'
    Ed Bonderenka

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  8. Geeze, 50 hours is starting to sound like Bataan.

    I will keep my fingers crossed.
    -Kle.

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  9. True automation requires functional Artificial Intelligence. It's coming....nobody can say for sure when it will arrive but it WILL
    arrive if we don't blow ourselves back to the middle ages first.
    And AI can best be described the same way Washington described
    government....which like fire is a dangerous servant and a fearful
    master. The fiction of SkyNet may very well turn out to have been
    prophecy. If the risks of AI were significant enough to scare the
    late Dr. Stephen Hawkings then those risks are not to be dismissed.

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