Electric cars - How quick will mainstream adopt?


#161

We need a real competition, like horses vs the choo choo


#162

Coming in the form of autonomous cars. Personal transit will look completely different by the end of my lifetime


#163

Yup - for people that detest driving or who view driving as a unfortunate requirement this will be awesome. For others that enjoy the experience of driving this will suck.

While I truly enjoy driving (I cant stand that getting manuals is a thing of the past), I will enjoy the ability to drink and have the car simply take me home.


#164

I think it’ll be both. I still have a pure passion vehicle and also would be fine having self driving cars take me home.


#165

What makes the most sense is that we will be flying far more than we will be driving


#166

clt is not excited about a more crowded airspace


#167

Electrek: GM is making the right move by focusing Cadillac brand on electric, but it should go even further.


#168

So let’s take the overpriced Chevy and make it more expensive. I am not a fan of the Cadillac brand.


#169

The Express Tribune: Corporate investors pile into electric vehicle startups.


#170

#171

This is all academic as we will ever rarely leave our homes in the future for anything.


#172

Someone watched Ready Player One this weekend

I suspect some combination of Minority Report and Gattaca is more likely.


#173

and Wall-E


#174

On 60 Minutes last night venture capitalist, and guru of Artificial Intelligence, Kai-Fu Lee said that AI would be the biggest thing to happen to the world in human history…bigger than electricity. He said that 40% of all jobs done by people would disappear and be done by AI in the next two decades. So never leaving the house may be true for many.


#175

Armed revolts and revolutions should increase significantly though.


#176

Most likely, revolutions would be people vs. droids.

The odds are increasingly in the powers’ favor on that.


#177

Let’s keep this thread on topic fellas :slight_smile:


#178

They can mount gatling laser guns on the roof of autonomous electric cars.

The people are really screwed.


#179

Kai-Fu Lee used truck drivers as his example of one class of jobs that will be gone. I bet some of those trucks will be electric.


#180

Electric cars are Satan’s tools, right?