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Tesla’s Autopilot will get a significant update with version 8.0, following publicized...

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    Just as the first fatal crash in a Tesla with the Autopilot activated came to light last week, we revealed that the automaker is planning to release its software version 8.0. Tesla refers to the update as the most important to its touchscreen since the launch of the Model S in 2012, but it will also feature significant improvements to the Autopilot.

    While Tesla has obviously been working on the update before the highly publicized crash, which happened in May, the timing is still interesting as Tesla’s semi-autonomous system is now subject to more scrutiny than ever before. more…

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    The Jacquard loom was programmable, meaning that it could readily weave various elaborate fabric patterns.

    The Luddites did not like the loom, since it took over their previous means of livelihood, and one's life is typically important to people. If you had spent your life learning a trade, and the trade skills you had learned became unnecessary, you needed immediate help and intervention. Or else, you just panicked and set fire to things..

    As a marriage counselor once told me, all change is painful, even good change. The future continues to unfold. The show must go on.

    The Jacquard loom did not cease being implemented, although some people feared and hated it, or even died as a result of its use.

    Like the loom, the Tesla is reprogrammable too. In the previous era, they did not typically replace your cruise control with an improved, latest edition design. Once you had bought the model, they only kept it running as originally designed, except in the case in which that design or the components sold were flawed seriously enough to be an common, unforeseen safety hazard in normal use.

    You want to be safer? Buy a newer car. It keeps people employed. Times change.

    Airliners have autopilot. Today computers fly numerous large planes daily, all around the planet.

    The pilots are still paid to stay alert for a reason. Exactly how nature configured a few pounds of meat into a navigation system, we do not precisely know, except that innumerable design refreshes were implemented until something fairly reliable resulted. If not, we actually wouldn't be here reading on the Internet at all.

    In the current age, the overall design of products is not entirely delivered in the form of material parts, because it's easier (and less expensive) to throw electrons and photons around than it is steel and rubber. (I am easily impressed by people who can juggle automotive tires or chain saws, particularly if they are also spinning at the time.)

    Evolution never certified people to be durable at highway speeds. Life is full of interruptions, and interruptions are risky. (So, never interrupt a guy who is juggling running chain saws.)

    Many people who often slept in trees or on cliffs had no offspring as a result of their everyday experience. Remember, they were not planning on going anywhere.

    The space shuttle had scientists designing it. It was literally rocket science. They built the Challenger, which was not safe under common operational conditions. When you do something new, you won't be aware of all the consequences or ramifications. The human condition is always risky. That's what inspires copycats.

    Nobody said autonomy or navigation were easy. Ask Sonny Bono or John Denver. When the music stops, even Musical Chairs routinely creates risks for someone. People cannot stop taking risks. It's unavoidable.

    The Big Bang was pretty dangerous. (I confess openly that I was not there personally, but you can still hear it.)

    As the old saying goes, even the slow moving tortoise only gets ahead by sticking its neck out.

    I sincerely appreciate Navy SEALS. I once voted for one as governor. Thank you for your service.

    If life were not risky, we might accidentally sleep though it.
     
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