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Mass production processes driverless autoes
By Jimmy Wales
The human intelligence is an amazing machine. It can make an unperceivable number of forecasts two seconds. This outstanding ability is widely implemented during one of the most neurologically challenging wars parties are participated with on a daily basis: driving.
Several areas of the brain act in collaboration in order to receive, process, prioritise and implement real-time data recognized during driving. These complex procedures may guide unnoticed by the motorist, but their uninterrupted functioning is crucial.
The discrepancies between life and death might be determined by a interruption of only 100 milliseconds in response time. At high speeds, this micro timeframe can translate into various hoofs, which may in turn be the difference between evading chance and a fatal disintegrate. Such a minor postpone may be caused by any minimal distraction: a abrupt noise, a quick glance at the phone or a random thought.
So what I am most excited about for 2017 is the groundbreaking invention that has the ability to minimise these dangers and potentially save millions of lives on the road: driverless gondolas.
We are getting closer than we considered, faster than we reckoned, to having mass production of safe and dependable driverless gondolas. Many people have heard about this innovation, but not many realise how fast it is coming and how dramatically it is going to change society.
In 2016, it is estimated that worldwide automobile collisions claimed the lives of more than 1.1 million people, while more than 31 million people were injured. Once this technology is banal and driverless vehicles are pervasive, those figures will flinch to a tiny fraction of what they are today.
The social impact will be even greater, to an extent that is very hard to fully imagine right now. Driverless autoes will stimulate car-sharing so much easier and more efficient that we are capable of make do with 80% fewer automobiles. That would translate into less environmental pollution by reduced ga consumption, less traffic congestion, fewer hours consumed on the roads and less need for car parks. Roads could be laid out quite differently, establishing transaction more efficient and safer for passengers and pedestrians.
Modern technology exceeds in saving us treasured day and representing our everyday lives easier. The next technological advances will too realise our streets much safer.
Jimmy Wales is an American internet entrepreneur and the co-founder of Wikipedia and Wikia .
Food goes back to essentials
By Thomasina Miers
The past few years has been all about fad diets, cutting out food radicals, and buying expensive ingredients to chase superfoods and super health. None of this is realistic. And after a year in which our foundations ought to have rocked, I feel that dieting contributes an undesirable indecision to “peoples lives” that we really dont need.
Food should not be about denial, shame or killing ourselves. It is about encouraging, consolation and spend time with people who are important to us. It is about camaraderie and parish and breaking down obstacles. We need that more than ever.
Next year will be about simplifying and going back to essentials in the kitchen. The healthiest mode to dine is to go as close to the source as possible. Piles of veggies, who the hell is inexpensive; lots of particles and beans. Meat only occasionally, and where reference is has been well examined after. My degree isnt that we invest hours or a fortune in the kitchen, just that we adopt an old-fashioned approaching where we avoid processed food. I have three children and zero spare time, but we eat well. Dinner is often exactly kale sauteed in garlic and olive oil on toast with a deep-fried egg on top.
I think well see this in eateries, more. When is the last time meter you heard anyone raving about a 20 -course savor menu? It feels as though that is from the last decade. Now its all short menus and home cooking and milk from cows who might actually have ingested some grass in their lives. There is a comfort in that, and I think it plays into deeper anxieties many of us are experiencing.
Thomasina Miers is a concoct, food novelist and broadcaster, and the founder of the Wahaca chain of Mexican restaurants .
The Cassini missons grand finale from Saturn
By Jim Al-Khalili