Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

It’s November 2017, and we’ve passed Peak Consumption

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.” George Orwell, from “1984”       April 4, 2017 – U.S. gasoline consumption flattens as fuel economy improves:… Read more »

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.”

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.” George Orwell, from “1984”   October 29, 2015 – Every Day I Want To Quit Social Media – BuzzFeed… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including internet addiction

September 5, 2014 – “Feeling a need to be socially connected hardly seems like an addiction to me,” Ira Hyman, Ph.D., in “Psychology Today” February 3, 2015 – Chinese teenager chops off own hand to cure internet addiction. September 25, 2016 – A Chinese teenager tied her mother to a… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including self-driving cars.

February 25, 2016 – Why You Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Drive | TIME – Time Magazine   March 7, 2017 – Maybe Americans Have No Idea What They Want In Self-Driving Cars   May 16, 2017 – How Reckless Pedestrians Could Ruin Self-Driving Cars.   August 2, 2017 – Congress… Read more »

Self-driving cars, 2017 – the technology no one wants

September 23, 2013 – Most Consumers Say They’ll Steer Clear Of Self-Driving Cars, Survey   June 30, 2015 – Just Say No to the Driverless Car   January 14, 2016 – Auto trackers not worth car insurance discounts, most say | Pew   March 1, 2016 – Three-Quarters of Americans… Read more »

It’s November, 2017, and self-driving vehicles have racked up a crash rate double that of those with human drivers.

December 22, 2016 – Will Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Accidents?   August 4, 2016 – Tesla says autopilot is saving lives. Should we believe it?   June 9, 2017 – Self-Driving Cars Will Teach Themselves to Save Lives   September 2, 2016 – Why Putting the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars Is… Read more »

2017 – Silicon Valley’s crappiest year on record and the backlash against self-driving cars

July 14, 2016 – No One Can Stop Driverless Cars — Here’s Why July 28, 2016 – Mercedes Defends Itself Against Critics of its ‘Self-Driving’ Car Ads July 29, 2016 – Mercedes-Benz to Stop Running “Self-Driving Car” Ads           October 30, 2017 – Silicon Valley’s year in… Read more »