Hyundai didn’t plan too far ahead when it came to dealerships for its Genesis luxury brand, but it’s looking way into the future on something much more important: holograms in cars. Holograms? Holograms. Holograms, like a wispy version of your significant other, sitting in a passenger seat next to you.
Sometimes, it’s nice to walk around and think we aren’t living in a dystopian robot sci-fi movie. Sometimes, it’s nice to think the technology isn’t watching us at every turn. But it is. Even video boards at NASCAR races are scanning your face. You thought you were looking at them? This is incorrect. They are looking…
I am not at the Consumer Electronics Show. I do not want to be.
More environmentally friendly cars aren’t so friendly to the pedestrians around them, considering that they’re quieter than a Miata seller when you ask about the rust. Automakers are turning to fake noise because of that, and Mercedes has Linkin Park helping it come up with sounds for its AMG cars to make.
Honda has spent time and effort to build a set of robot concepts “engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better,” one of which shows empathy and compassion to humans through “facial expressions.” In other words, Honda has spent time and effort to build artificial humans (again).
I’m not sure what I’d do without cars. I’m not very interesting and don’t enjoy much other than watching (and making) things go vroom, so who knows what the future would hold if I pursued other things. But I tell you what, if electric cars start “singing” to make up for a lack of engine noise, I may head that way.
If you thought this “robot apocalypse” was going to be quick, smooth and over before us humans noticed, you were wrong. Robots are cocky. Just look at this motorcycle robot, which (who?) looked at seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and said, “I am Motobot. I was created to surpass you.”
Whether you let your Tesla take over in traffic or you’re satisfied with a car’s power ending at cruise control, consumer vehicles cannot fully drive themselves yet. But as novel and new as the whole “self-driving cars” thing is, it’s already melding into a big puddle of blah. Take the Audi Aicon concept, for example.
Elon Musk, still not yet content to leave our robot-ridden Earth for a safer life on his true home planet of Mars, knows what the future holds. We are barreling toward a future of the robots killing us all, and Musk wants to stop it. So, he and 116 other tech experts are calling for a ban on autonomous weapons—soon.
Noted space explorer and Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence-backed robots will one day kill us all. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes they’ll only bring rainbows and butterflies and medical cures. I tend to side with Tesla boy here, even though he has an out most of us don’t have because he can…
A robot will tell an entire field of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers what to do on Sunday, and those drivers will willingly comply. This really is the beginning of the end.
On Monday, I was just casually scrolling through Facebook. I saw the usual baby photos and folks trying to sell body wraps, and of course the targeted ads. I’m used to that. What I’m not used to is Toyota’s new, creepy way of “appealing” to me that instead made me want to lock every door and never leave my house again.