Tesla founder Elon Musk said in a conference call today that Tesla’s progress has succeeded to level 4 fully autonomous driving. While he was hesitant to make an official announcement he said it’s coming sooner then people think.
“We’re going to end up with complete autonomy, and I think we will have complete autonomy in approximately two years. When I say level 4, I mean level 4 autonomy with the probability of an accident is less than that of person.” ~ Elon Musk while talking with Fortune’s Kirsten Korose.
In June, when Musk was asked at Code Conference whether the Tesla Model 3 would include the autonomous driving feature, he looked like he was going to give a direct answer and then hesitated and talked about another big upcoming event.
This shows that Musk has something big planned and it may just be that the Tesla 3 model car includes autonomous driving.
Musk hinted at this by saying that the technology, the hardware itself exists, but it’s a matter of choosing the software to use that hardware. So the technological capabilities are there and it’s only a matter of implementing them for practical use.
“The hardware necessary for self-driving currently exist, it’s only a question of software.” ~Elon Musk
What may be the hard part is making a car that is less accident prone than humans as Musk suggests. Google and Tesla have both suffered automated car crashes. This might be ultimately the big hurdle to overcome for the Tesla team. Musk ended his speech talking about what Tesla is currently focusing on regarding the automation technology. Tesla is in the process of “developing an advanced narrow AI and improving its advanced neural maps based system,” according to Musk.
This is a huge step for automation technology and a step that will could kill jobs with companies like Uber or Lyft, as humans would soon be replaced with automated driver bots that dispense champagne. The robots are coming for our jobs!
It will be fun to see how police would collect revenue via tickets with autonomous vehicles. Will this become an insurance matter, as surely you can’t charge someone for speeding when it’s their car that is doing the speeding. The greatest excuse ever – “Officer my car was speeding it wasn’t me.”
The reality is some humans are going to be certified assholes when it comes to driving and technology likely can not anticipate the actions of humans speeding or not following the law, while the autonomous car is programmed to follow the speed limit creating another problem to overcome – human recklessness.
What is the TPP, who supports it and why does it matter?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations that make up 40 percent of the world’s economy. It includes the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru, while excluding countries such as China and Russia.
Some consumer groups have referred it to the TPP as “NAFTA on Steroids.”
The deal will set a new international standard for everything from employment, to food safety, to intellectual property regulations.While it has been in negotiations for several years, the full text of the TPP was kept secret up until last November.
President Obama has been a large proponent of the TPP during his time in office, claiming that it will create new jobs, strengthen U.S. leadership and keep China from controlling the global economy.
So, what do the 2016 presidential candidates think about this deal?
Donald Trump has been critical of the TPP, calling it a “job killer” and saying that it is supported by special interest groups who want to “rape our country.”
Bernie Sanders has rallied against the deal, questioning why the TPP is the answer, when past trade deals haven’t worked.
Green Party nominee Jill Stein is also against the TPP, and she pointed out one very important provision that would give global corporations the power to circumvent U.S. courts.
It’s called the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, or the ISDS, and it has also been criticized by organizations such as the Electronic Freedom Foundation and WikiLeaks. It creates a special court where corporations can sue states and receive taxpayer compensation for “expected future profits.”
So, who supports the TPP other than Obama?
Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson told Politico in June that he believes the TPP is “laden with crony capitalism.” He then added to his answer in July, telling CNN that from what he has heard, he would sign it.
Then there’s Hillary Clinton… She initially praised the TPP in 2012, calling it the “gold standard of trade agreements.” Then she changed her tune in 2015 and said that she could support the TPP in its current form.
Her current stance won’t be her final stance, according to Clinton’s longtime friend, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. He said at the DNC that while Clinton would like to change parts of the deal, she would end up supporting it. McAuliffe later said that he was wrong, and Clinton will always oppose the deal.
The interesting thing about Clinton’s change of heart is that her vice presidential candidate, Tim Kaine, also flip-flopped on the same issue. As a senator in Virginia, Kaine was one of 13 Senate Democrats to vote in favor of giving President “fast-track” authority on the TPP last year. However, after discussing the issue with Clinton, he now says he is against the deal in its current form.
Ultimately, the largest trade deal in history, which consists of over 5,500 pages, raises questions not just about who supports it, but about which countries it excluded and which freedoms it is giving away.
Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. For story tips, contact email@example.com.
THE EU IS A PLAGUE on Nations Sucking Economies Dry for the IMF and BIS on Steroids. Members of the European Union each year have to pay a fee its like a club for countries and leaders to meet and talk about political things like sending us poor people to war and profiting off of the weapon contracts and private prisons.
As bank stocks continued to implode in the US and UK In the UK Credit ratings fell the UK was downgraded from AAA to a AA Country on the credit rating index by two separate credit agencies.
Shares of Banks in the UK were Also suspended Monday as they plunged from uncertainty of investor “Market Experts.” That couldn’t stop the 2008 Lehman brothers collapse and they won’t stop the next one simply put the central banks are running out of ammo to prevent another Major Crisis. The Reason for the Financial Earthquake that is BREXIT. Is that the EU was interwoven in the UK’s Economy and had it’s claws in several of its financial sectors of government.So Leaving the EU caused the Financial ripple effect due to this.
Also Chinaa has now made its move and cut its Yuan rate Fix in its biggest move since its devaluation last year August 2015 when the PBoC (Peoples Bank of China) devalued the Yuan by as much as 5% in a one week period of time. Causing investors to panic globally and sell off their investments.
No matter the after effects of Brexit on the Economy it is a positive thing to see Britain exit the European Union.
Brexit = Britian’s Exit From the European Union (an idea not liked by the globalist) for obvious reasons.
The British referendum to leave the European Union looms and many sources in the media and my own private ex-Wall Street banker source who we will call “Rich” are chirping about the possibility of putting the final nail in the coffin of the European Union.
Although, he previously warned that a full collapse of the U.S. dollar was going to happen between Sept-October last year and that didn’t come to fruition right now he is 1-1 with his predictions. He’s now warning along with others in the finance industry including Xavier Rolet the HEAD CEO of the London Stock Exchange that if the Brexit happens and Britain leaves the European Union as a result this could cause the collapse of the British pound. Possibly putting the rest of the UK into a recession or depression. Perhaps this is why George Soros is reportedly dumping stocks and buying gold.
“Europe is buried under so much debt and has structural issues, We see the Capital Markets Union (CMU) as not just the hope, but the last hope for the European project.” ~Xavier Rolet
I am loathe to fear monger, and I don’t think the alternative media should stoop to the levels of the mainstream media. I’m not telling you to put your entire life savings into gold or buy some product. This information is to inform you not scare you. But realistically its highly probable that an exit from the European Union could cause the British pound to spiral, sending investors into a frenzy. Not to mention if Britain left the EU other countries could follow in a domino effect quite quickly!
It should be no surprise that the national sovereignty-hating Bilderberg Group hates the potential British exit (Brexit) from the European Union. As discovered in a leaked document, the Bilderberg Group outlined the plan for one single European currency in 1955.
British Parliament Member Philip Hollobone claimed back in March that the Bilderberg group was intervening in the EU referendum campaign. Now, several members of the Bilderberg Group have made pro-EU statements including Henri de Castries, a chairman of the Bilderberg steering committee. Hollobone claims foreign leaders interfering in the EU referendum campaign was evidence that the secretive Bilderberg group is “ganging up” against British voters.
Previously British House of Commons leader Chris Grayling has even warned foreign leaders about getting involved in the EU referendum. But the Bilderberg group seems set on lobbying politicians setting the future of the EU.
So you can be sure Brexit will be a main topic during this year’s secretive Bilderberg meeting, where people from all over the media, finance, and government meet for two days to set international political policy for the following year in secret. Reporters and cameramen aren’t allowed anywhere past the barriers and police, and I don’t remember voting for any of these people, do you?
Stay tuned to We Are Change for all your updates on Bilderberg 2016 and WRC founder Luke Rudkowski’s trip to Germany covering the protest outside the meeting of those who deny they are conspiring a plot to create an Infamous New World Order.
And now, here are some fear-mongering quotes from Bilderbergers on the Brexit.
“The reason we would be less safe [if the UK voted to leave], is that we would be unable to take part in the decisions that frame the sharing of data, which is a crucial part of counter-terrorism and counter-cyber work that we do these days, and we would lose the abilities of thing like the European Arrest Warrant. We are only secure because the wider Europe is secure, pulling out will make it more dangerous.” ~Sir John Sawers, former MI6 chief, May 8, 2016
“Ryanair, our people, and I hope the vast majority of our customers will all work together over the coming months to help deliver a resounding yes vote on 23 June.” ~Michael O’Leary, chief executive of RyanAir, 24 February, 2016
“An EU referendum is like playing Russian roulette with not six bullets in the barrel but at least four.” ~Henri de Castries, chairman of Bilderberg steering committee and chief executive of Axa, January 31, 2016
“If Britain leaves, I cannot imagine that this would have positive consequences for our competitiveness in Britain.” ~Thomas Enders, chief executive of Airbus, February 24, 2016
“It can happen. I hope it will not, because it will be a weaker European Union. The United Kingdom is one of the most important countries in Europe and in the world. Everybody from Berlin to Warsaw or to Madrid understands [Britain leaving] to be negative.” ~Jose Manuel Barroso, ex-European Commission president, February 9, 2016
LEAKED DOCUMENT FROM 1955: https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Bilderberg_meeting_report_Garmisch-Patenkirchen,_1955
ARCHIVE LEAKED BILDERBERG DOCUMENTS FROM WIKILEAKS: https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Category:Bilderberg_Group
Its begun…The Great Robot Apocalypse. Many movies have warned us but we didn’t listen.
No, they aren’t coming to kill us and we don’t need Will Smith. They are however coming for our jobs, because cheap employers only need to pay for a robot once — no weekly or bi weekly paychecks and robots don’t need health benefits, only maintenance and repair.
Recently, fast food chains like McDonalds have decided to experiment to see if they can replace workers with robots. While Mcdonalds isn’t going to replace workers overnight, the transition will happen quicker then a lot of people think.
And that’s not the only business that the bots are coming for. They are also headed for the retail business delivering freight – and eliminating truckers. In fact it sounds quite dangerous allowing a freight truck to drive itself. Because there is one flaw to machines – they break down. If the sensors break down on a big rig truck going 60-70 MPH on the Freeway, that’s potentially 40 tons barreling down the highway unattended except to a machine thats a safety risk. Automation technology isn’t foolproof either and it can also be exploited by hackers. I also foresee McDonalds and other fast food chains and big corporations like Wal-Mart being robbed by people, losing money from people just stealing the products while a single human attends the machines.
Even doctors could be replaced by surgeon bots. Robot surgery has already lead to 144 deaths. Remember, robots malfunction.
We already have a lack of work – what happens when the great robot apocalypse occurs? Things aren’t going to be pretty. With robots taking over our jobs, who will afford these products?
One potential solution is to shift away from a monetary economy and more towards a self sustainable resource economy like the proposed “Venus Project.”
But that would require abandoning capitalism. The WEF (World Economic Forum) holds a meeting of world minds every year. They want to get rid of reliance on physical money and shift to a digital economy – but that allows hackers the potential to control the world’s economy – and gives governments unprecedented levels of control.