Quote of the week

Further proof that satire is truly obsolete:

Microsoft Corp. mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and never crash.


Eventually, Gates said, there could be a car that wouldn’t let itself crash.

Washington Post

Even ignoring the issue of who’s saying it, the scenario of cars that don’t allow themselves to crash is about as realistic as the scenario of fusion powered hover-bikes. Machine vision is decades away from that level of performance. Do it with transcievers, you say? Forget about it, we can’t even get electrical and hydrogen refueling infrastructure deployed.