OT: One Trump decision that I support

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Submitted by spdrun on November 3, 2017 - 1:24pm

The Obama-era mandate for "connected" cars is going bye-bye for now. I found mandating what would have essentially been a surveillance transponder in every new car a troubling development. Especially since the specs didn't allow for truly anonymous communication.

And it wasn't all that helpful to autonomous vehicles, which need to rely on optical/IR/radar sensors if they are to be truly "autonomous." The "car stopped behind a hill" (or curve) case isn't actually a large percentage of accidents.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/car...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 4, 2017 - 1:24pm.

Nothing good can ever come from Trump, nada.

When China has the technology and we don’t, we can cry and blame Trump for our poverty. Oh, no worries can drive gas pickups with run racks around to bootstrap our way to prosperity. Our meal ticket will be drill baby drill wherever

Submitted by spdrun on November 4, 2017 - 2:12pm.

Just because China does it doesn't mean that we always should. Do we really want a Great Firewall or a reputation-judgy system?

High speed rail: good.
Surveillance of everyone: not so good.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 4, 2017 - 4:40pm.

The technology will work for swarms of drones that will render our multi billion dollar aircraft carriers useless. Thousands of sailors sitting ducks in the middle of the ocean, vulnerable to cheap drones.

Submitted by spdrun on November 4, 2017 - 5:27pm.

Might not be that easy -- EMP or lasers could render the drones blind.

Also, that doesn't have much to do with spyware requirements for personal cars.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 4, 2017 - 9:09pm.

Cars should talk to one another to avoid collisions.
If we don’t set standards, Europe and China will.

Im ok with a Star Trek world. Better than a world full irresponsible drug addicted people.

Submitted by spdrun on November 5, 2017 - 10:29am.

EU declined to mandate this due to privacy concerns. They did set voluntary standards.

We and Europe are not China. Thank G-d.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 5, 2017 - 11:31am.

What about facial recognition?
The Israelis say that technology is more important than privacy

https://youtu.be/nT_PXjLol_8

BTW, connected devices such as cars go along with deployment of 5G...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 5, 2017 - 11:26am.

spdrun wrote:
Just because China does it doesn't mean that we always should. Do we really want a Great Firewall or a reputation-judgy system?

One day, we may want a firewall to block popular Chinese apps and Russian hacking. Never say never. We had a headstart and dominate the Internet now but that may not last forever.

We are already reputation-judgy. Why not quantify the process and make it data objective?

Submitted by spdrun on November 5, 2017 - 2:13pm.

We're not Israel. Israel is a borderline theocracy run by authoritarian xenophobes (not a comment on individual Israelis), not a model to emulate.

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