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Monthly report: August 2020

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The Relentless Startup Fast-Tracking Ford’s Self-Driving Cars

On Aug 4, 2020
@WIRED shared
Meet Bryan Salesky and the team of resourceful engineers at Argo, the little company trying to crack a big problem: safe autonomous driving. https://t.co/toRaeAdSrd
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Meet Bryan Salesky and the team of resourceful engineers at Argo, the little company trying to crack a big problem: safe autonomous driving.

www.wired.com
On Aug 4, 2020
@WIRED shared
Meet Bryan Salesky and the team of resourceful engineers at Argo, the little company trying to crack a big problem: safe autonomous driving. https://t.co/toRaeAdSrd
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The Relentless Startup Fast-Tracking Ford’s Self-Driving Cars

The Relentless Startup Fast-Tracking Ford’s Self-Driving Cars

Meet Bryan Salesky and the team of resourceful engineers at Argo, the little company trying to crack a big problem: safe autonomous driving.

Michigan plans to redesign a stretch of road for self-driving cars

On Aug 14, 2020
@rodneyabrooks shared
No 1 for 1 drop in. I've been saying for years that for autonomous vehicles to be adopted we will need to change our road infrastructure (just as we have for all transport innovations over the last two centuries). We are starting to see it happen: https://t.co/n2lT4TkKHF
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Michigan announced Thursday that it's teaming with tech and auto companies to attempt to retrofit a roughly 40-mile stretch of two roads outside Detroit exclusively for self-driving vehicles.

edition.cnn.com
On Aug 14, 2020
@rodneyabrooks shared
No 1 for 1 drop in. I've been saying for years that for autonomous vehicles to be adopted we will need to change our road infrastructure (just as we have for all transport innovations over the last two centuries). We are starting to see it happen: https://t.co/n2lT4TkKHF
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Michigan plans to redesign a stretch of road for self-driving cars

Michigan plans to redesign a stretch of road for self-driving cars

Michigan announced Thursday that it's teaming with tech and auto companies to attempt to retrofit a roughly 40-mile stretch of two roads outside Detroit exclusively for self-driving ...

Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

On Aug 17, 2020
@rodneyabrooks shared
Cory Doctorow (SciFi writer) on autonomous vehicles. (Spoiler alter: he thinks they are bad SciFi.) https://t.co/IeIwTn5gIU
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This day in history: 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading Self-driving cars are bullshit (permalink) I'm a science fiction writer, so I quite enjoy thinking about self-driving cars. Those companies may be ...

pluralistic.net
On Aug 17, 2020
@rodneyabrooks shared
Cory Doctorow (SciFi writer) on autonomous vehicles. (Spoiler alter: he thinks they are bad SciFi.) https://t.co/IeIwTn5gIU
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Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

This day in history: 2005, 2010, 2015, 2019 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading Self-driving cars are bullshit (permalink) I'm a ...

The Future of Beauty and Wellness Gadgets Looks Incredibly Bright

On Aug 18, 2020
@WIRED shared
RT @Allure_magazine: Our friends at @WIRED helped us create this guide to the technology that’s changing beauty and wellness. https://t.co/o8VDTRA7nP
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From a device that prints skin care to a meditation guide you can hold in one hand, these are the brand new gadgets Allure and Wired editors are most excited about.

www.allure.com
On Aug 18, 2020
@WIRED shared
RT @Allure_magazine: Our friends at @WIRED helped us create this guide to the technology that’s changing beauty and wellness. https://t.co/o8VDTRA7nP
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The Future of Beauty and Wellness Gadgets Looks Incredibly Bright

The Future of Beauty and Wellness Gadgets Looks Incredibly Bright

From a device that prints skin care to a meditation guide you can hold in one hand, these are the brand new gadgets Allure and Wired editors are most excited about.

This plane flies itself—we went for a ride

On Aug 22, 2020
@arstechnica shared
This plane flies itself—we went for a ride https://t.co/Bo8obDhkNz by @wired
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Xwing is testing a Cessna that's controlled from the ground, not the cockpit.

arstechnica.com
On Aug 22, 2020
@arstechnica shared
This plane flies itself—we went for a ride https://t.co/Bo8obDhkNz by @wired
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This plane flies itself—we went for a ride

This plane flies itself—we went for a ride

Xwing is testing a Cessna that's controlled from the ground, not the cockpit.

"They know I'm at home. I'm a sitting target."​ Silicon Valley needs to take a good, long look in the mirror.

On Aug 28, 2020
@sarahcuda shared
"I’m voting against the interests of these companies, because I’m voting against sociopathic behavior, up and down the ballot in November." My latest on LinkedIn https://t.co/2HNKqCpRIl
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It’s 2020, and we’re in a brass knuckled fight for racial justice, truth, and science. We’re all locked in our homes, and our kids are fighting through Zoom fatigue to retain the right to get an education.

www.linkedin.com
On Aug 28, 2020
@sarahcuda shared
"I’m voting against the interests of these companies, because I’m voting against sociopathic behavior, up and down the ballot in November." My latest on LinkedIn https://t.co/2HNKqCpRIl
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"They know I'm at home. I'm a sitting target."​ Silicon Valley needs to take a good, long look in the mirror.

"They know I'm at home. I'm a sitting target."​ Silicon Valley needs to take a good, long look in the mirror.

It’s 2020, and we’re in a brass knuckled fight for racial justice, truth, and science. We’re all locked in our homes, and our kids are fighting through Zoom fatigue to retain the right to ...

No jetpacks. Zero flying cars. Where is the future we were promised?

On Aug 31, 2020
@PopSci shared
No jetpacks. Zero flying cars. Where is the future we were promised? https://t.co/hrFD11qbDt https://t.co/xeac3hXqf4
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We've been looking forward to jetpacks, flying cars, hyperloops, and autonomous vehicles for what feels like forever. Will they ever get here?

www.popsci.com
On Aug 31, 2020
@PopSci shared
No jetpacks. Zero flying cars. Where is the future we were promised? https://t.co/hrFD11qbDt https://t.co/xeac3hXqf4
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No jetpacks. Zero flying cars. Where is the future we were promised?

No jetpacks. Zero flying cars. Where is the future we were promised?

We've been looking forward to jetpacks, flying cars, hyperloops, and autonomous vehicles for what feels like forever. Will they ever get here?

What will it take for humans to trust self-driving cars?

On Sep 1, 2020
@PopSci shared
What will it take for humans to trust self-driving cars? https://t.co/mlDKXxadk2 https://t.co/J6LFVVT8gD
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Autonomous cars could prove safer than fickle human drivers. There's just one problem: we have to be willing to hand over control.

www.popsci.com
On Sep 1, 2020
@PopSci shared
What will it take for humans to trust self-driving cars? https://t.co/mlDKXxadk2 https://t.co/J6LFVVT8gD
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What will it take for humans to trust self-driving cars?

What will it take for humans to trust self-driving cars?

Autonomous cars could prove safer than fickle human drivers. There's just one problem: we have to be willing to hand over control.

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