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Fun read on the action and fun that is speed week on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

http://newatlas.com/2016-bonneville-speed-week/45023/
There are many race tracks around the world, but none can claim the all-out speed pedigree of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Western Utah. New Atlas made the trip out to this year's annual Speed Week to explore this mysterious arena of balls-to-the-wall speed.
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Just one vid for the feel of it... watch the 1/4 mile and mile markers fly by. So cool!
https://youtu.be/NKKZUyamCdU
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Some interesting behaviors emerging in the Steemit community.

With the introduction of economic value into a social media sharing community some new dynamics are emerging. Bad behaviors are less tolerable and emergent behaviors are addressing them. Fascinating.

Likes/Dislikes and shares are one thing... but actual monetary value changes things noticeably, maybe profoundly. Will see.
 
It’s obvious by now; steemit did something most of us deemed impossible; make people behave online!

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It’s obvious by now; steemit did something most of us deemed impossible; make people behave online! No other…
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it's still early, but after spending hours and hours on it ... it's remarkable how polite everybody is there ... that's just my observation

(you're a good writer ... your intro is better than my whole post ... you should give steemit a try!)

thanks for sharing
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Beating Uber to the street by a month (Uber is launching self-driving cars in Pittsburg in September).

The rollout begins... and like cell phones - at first awkward, incomplete and marginally better - soon (matter of years, not decades) they will be everywhere and everyone will be using them. No more need for buying cars, insurance and all the registration, licenses and maintenance that goes with it. Just hail a ride when needed... or like the Tesla service coming offer your car you own to the 'pool' and earn money when you don't need your vehicle (details coming in the spring).

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-singapore-idUSKCN1100ZG
The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.
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This is an interesting notion, given Trump is not going to win, probably never expected to even get this far... what is his strategy and what was the motivation all along - a very plausible theory, to build a media empire. That actually makes a lot of sense...

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/what-are-donald-trump-roger-ailes-and-steve-bannon-really-up-to
One theory making the rounds is that Trump’s latest campaign reshuffle isn’t really about trying to win the election; rather, he’s making a business play.
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Well articulated points about the inviolability of code and its impact on us. Code does only what it is told, with the impact, among other things, that we need to add code to account for things like arbitration, recourse and change.

On an unrelated note I'm reading more and more interesting articles on Steemit. Interesting platform with the ability for curators and authors to actually generate revenue from tehir postings and activity. No doubt one of the first amoung more to come.

https://steemit.com/ethereum/@charleshosk/code-is-law-and-old-testament-gods
Old Gods One of my favorite quotes on computers comes from Joseph Campbell : Computers are like Old Testament…
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Autonomous cars rollout continues - hail an autonomous Uber next month in Pittsburgh.

We're now entering the phase of transition... a year ago it was a discussion about can it work, now it's when will it work and how.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-08-18/uber-s-first-self-driving-fleet-arrives-in-pittsburgh-this-month-is06r7on?cmpid=google&google_editors_picks=true
The autonomous cars, launching this summer, are custom Volvo XC90s, supervised by humans in the driver’s seat.
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Its likely not apparent except for those deeply immersed but there continues to be an ever growing plethora of activity in the emerging technology of decentralized applications and currencies.

Lots of recent drama which is itself part of the maturation and discovery process is well underway.

Here is a blog I was catching up on that highlights a number of fascinating innovations and their progress. Still very early days.

I only grow by the day my sense that the new technologies and capabilities represented by IPFS, Ethereum as a platform, Digital Currency, blockchain, ... each in ever widening and deepening inter-dependent ways are far more powerful and potent than we expected. We are still learning what we don't know (like the need for having the ability to modify immutable contracts) and especially building out infrastructure level frameworks and utilities to make all this tech workable. Still very, very early days but fascinating and useful stuff being built and nearing v1 release soon. Akasha may be one of those fascinating brave new world tools.

The one tech I'm most excited, beyond blockchain generally, is IPFS. Its truly a new protocol level way of addressing content not be an arbitrary filename and location but by its content. THAT is a profound,. clever innovation all by itself that may very well help us to web 3.0 - whatever that will be.

Worth a read and dig into the many referenced parallel efforts.
http://blog.akasha.world/2016/07/18/moving-forward-on-all-fronts/
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Indeed... I'm experimenting with using IPFS as a method of sharing product and producer profiles.... showing some promise with minimal infrastructure yet fully decentralized.
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My sense is both approaches will remain for sometime. One class of vehicles which are simply transportation vehicles moving people and goods which will have no user controls. Another class will be much like vehicles today with ever improving driver assistance. These later ones will evolve to a point where they in fact become autonomous vehicles who drive themselves but allow the user (via fly by wire) to 'suggest' alternate paths. The vehicle though will always assure it doesn't impact anything or anyone else.

We're not there yet and it will take probably 20 years (with major improvements all along the way), but we will get there... Y2K was almost twenty years ago and that seems to many of us almost like yesterday...


The next phase which we are just now entering (with the rollout of AV's already beginning) is the societal impacts, which will be profound. There is the obvious impact to those who drive for a living - that job description will be as prevalent in a few years as typing clerk is today. Buth the secondary impacts to auto insurance, state and local registration fees, motor vehicle/police depts, vehicle repair companies, rental companies, auto dealers and so on will be profound. All those jobs will disappear or be dramatically altered in less than a generation.

If I had an auto dealership or a insurance agency I'd sell it ASAP (already to becoming too late...)


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/self-driving-cars-reach-a-fork-in-the-road-and-automakers-take-different-routes/2016/08/24/5cdeaba8-63d9-11e6-8b27-bb8ba39497a2_story.html
Should the first autonomous cars have a steering wheel and pedals, or not?
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Posing more questions than answers.
So to whom is Trump beholden?
 
A review of the Republican presidential nominee’s holdings uncovered more debt than what is apparent on his federal election filing, and partnerships with even more liabilities.
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Its becoming clearer upon the passing of each day that the economic and political paradigms of the past are not (and arguably had not) working.

Setting aside the futile debate about the proper labels to apply to each and every theory, the general principles of trade, liberal capitalism, proper level of societal (government) safeguards & safety nets and the economic balance between labor and capital are all very obviously out of whack.

My sense is they are as much in disarray due to technological change, as anything else, with much more dramatic changes coming fast (the value of labor trending toward near zero with robotics, AI and related tech). We're rapidly approaching a time where only capital invested in robotic plant and equipment will produce goods with virtually little to no role for traditional (human) labor.

What do we 'do', literally, then. Presuming we are entering an era with the basics of water, food, shelter provided by machines (maybe, I think probably) how do we transition to this state and what models of distributing economic productivity and growth do we model ourselves after.

Timely, fascinating and very, very relevant questions we all need to beasking of ourselvfes and leqaders.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/21/death-of-neoliberalism-crisis-in-western-politics
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NASA announces it will sell the Space Station sometime around 2014 - after appropriations from Congress for its maintenance are set to run out.

Likely candidates are SpaceX and Boeing to buy it and continue their space operations with the first commercial platform in space.

An interesting coincidence is just this week ISS installed a new doc just for SpaceX given their more frequent trips back and forth with many more scheduled.

I have a hunch SpaceX won't actually want it, opting instead for a new station of their own design (likely partnering with Bigelow).

Boeing could use it, likely for Space Defense and weapons system research - though that uses is technically illegal at the moment per international space treaties, as I understand them.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/27084/20160819/nasa-hand-over-international-space-station-commercial-company-2020.htm
One lucky company might just get their hands on one of the most coveted piece of property in the universe. NASA is reportedly handing over keys of the International Space Station (ISS) to a commercial owner by the mid-2020s.
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