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    As a contraption it's about as useful as a racist in Strasbourg.

    Electrical motors for modern EVs have surprisingly high torque.
    Accelerating a sports car to 100 km/h in 2 seconds for one thing.
    Here's another example
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQBRyR1JGBo
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    How do you keep the tyres attached to the tarmac at those accelerations?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2019
     
    Melt them, as fuel drag racers do.
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    No special treatment required. It's only just over a gee.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2019
     
    Ah yes- but the coefficient of friction for rubber on dry asphalt or concrete does not reach 1.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2019
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanAs a contraption it's about as useful as a racist in Strasbourg.

    ???
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    And
    https://insideevs.com/news/346872/new-tesla-roadster-range-high/

    "Absolutely silly from a practical car standpoint...but this is not a practical car. It is a high-end halo car and its primary job is to get EV haters to STFU. And one of the ways you do that is by building an EV with ridiculous range."
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
    How much does it matter that our future is biological? At some point I think we must face the fact that there are going to be many faster substrates for running intelligence than our own. If we want to stick to our biological brains, then we are in danger of being left behind in a world with superfast, superintelligent computers. Ultimately, we’d have to upgrade.

    David Chalmers
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
    "left behind".

    The only think we are in danger of being left behind is peoples greed. Some malware seem to have infected most of humanity and has us convinced that everything is a zero sum game; people can't even accept they ARE winners unless you can convince them that someone else lost.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
    That is so true! It's automated turbo / luxury communism that awaits us and it is beautiful.
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    Chalmers. Hmph. I have the dubious honour of having had him as a professor for a class or two when I was in grad school at UCSC. I'd like to see him confronted with a destructive uploader. That is, he can upload "himself" to a perpetual virtual life, but at the cost of destructively scanning the original, that is, the real, biological, mother-borne "him". Go ahead Dave, take the trip! Let us know how it feels...
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    And once again we are confronted with the Fermi Paradox. If intelligence is widespread, and machine intelligence is so much faster, more durable, expandable, with unlimited environmental capabilities and essentially unlimited time at their disposal... Where The Fuck Are They?

    Answer: reductio ad solitudinem.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
    Good news, so all the resources of the universe are ours.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
    We are quarantined least our insanity infect other races.
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    Posted By: aber0derGood news, so all the resources of the universe are ours.


    Posted By: goatcheezWe are quarantined least our insanity infect other races.


    So Trump Tower Oort is as far as we get?
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
    :) +2
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019 edited
     
    This ‘telepresence system’ lets two people share one body.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/video/this-telepresence-system-lets-two-people-share-one-body-1316795971590


    https://www.telefactor-robotics.com

    Play sport again in a mechanical body.

    Or have fun pulling the arms and legs of Iranian children.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2019
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinSo Trump Tower Oort is as far as we get?


    I expect that the TRUMP brand will be restricted to gross hot-dog stands and triple-b trailer parks.