Angry Robot

7 countries are banning fossil fuel-based cars

Norway, Germany, France, UK, the Netherlands, India, China

Transcript & slides from a great talk about Keeping VR Weird, basically. I used to love Mondo 2000 when I was a teen.

Apple’s AR is closer to reality than Google’s

ARKit hasn’t been out for long and already some pretty crazy things are going down

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

India Cancels Mega Plans To Build Coal Power Stations Due To Falling Solar Energy Prices

For the first time solar is cheaper than coal in India and the implications this has for transforming global energy markets is profound.

All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and big autos, says study that’s shocking the industries

This speedy revolution, a Stanford economist says, will be driven by technology, not climate policies — and while his timing may be off a few years, there is little doubt about the direction

So how do we feel about flying cars?

They’re happening, for rich people.

All these years after the Jetsons went off the air, we’re right on the verge of having access to robots that drive and fly us around while we sit and play Scrabble on our phones.

Even if somebody can give you a reasonable-sounding explanation [for his or her actions], it probably is incomplete, and the same could very well be true for AI. It might just be part of the nature of intelligence that only part of it is exposed to rational explanation. Some of it is just instinctual, or subconscious, or inscrutable.

Meet the Artist Using Ritual Magic to Trap Self-Driving Cars

Apple’s Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality

This does not surprise me. It can be rolled out to iPhones earlier and then the glasses would come later. The watch could also be cool for AR – if there was a camera on the buckle I guess.

Will Minority Report cybergloves ever make sense?

These days it sometimes feels like we are working out the details of the future