When Google’s self-driving program spin-off, Waymo, began offering to let Phoenix-area families try out its vehicle service last month, it touched off what a new study is calling “a historic revolution in transportation.”While the number of Americans using all forms of ride-sharing autonomous or otherwise is currently quite small, RethinkX, an independent think tank that looks at the impact of new technology, says it will grow rapidly. By 2030, it predicts in its new report, 95 percent of the miles traveled in the U.S. will be in self-driving, shared electric vehicles.
That’s a far more rapid transition than others have been predicting. A recent report by the Boston Consulting Group delivered a shock to many by forecasting 25 percent of U.S. miles would be driven in shared, driverless, electric vehicles by 2030. But “it’s time to adjust our thinking,” said Tony Seba, a co-author of the RethinkX study, “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030: The Disruption of Transportation and the Collapse of the ICE Vehicle and Oil Industries.”
Todd Stabelfeldt couldn’t wait to marry his tall, beautiful, blonde wife Karen four years ago. But he was adamant that he didn’t want her taking care of him.”A spouse should be your spouse. Your lover and your friend. Not a free caregiver,” said Stabelfeldt, 38.Stabelfeldt is a complete quadriplegic with no movement below his shoulders, but he takes every opportunity he can to find independence including in his marriage to Karen, 48.
“With being a husband and a dad, you just want to be able to provide and do what you can,” said Stabelfeldt, who has two step sons, three dogs and one cat (he likes to remind his family that he’d rather they get rid of the latter). “Even though in certain areas, at least physically speaking, you can’t really move much,” he said.
Stabelfeldt’s cousin accidentally shot him in the jaw when he was eight years old, severing his spinal cord.
Flerfaldigt prisbelönt kortfilm som dessutom har valts till flera prestigefyllda filmfestivaler.
Synopsis: Graphic designer Brett Yasko wanted to save his friend Johns life, so he asked every artist in their town to make a portrait of John. The result is the 2016 art show John Riegert a funhouse containing 250 portraits on the titular subject, with John himself acting as tour guide. This heartfelt story chronicles the making of a singular exhibit and the mental health struggles and personal triumphs of its subject.
Directed by: Julie Sokolow
Produced by: Olivia Vaughn, Ryan Loew
US watched as Russians hacked French systems before Macron leak, official says | Technology | The Guardian
The US watched Russians hack Frances computer networks during the presidential election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a US cyber official has told the Senate.Frances election campaign commission said on Saturday that a significant amount of data and some fake information was leaked on social networks following a hacking attack on Emmanuel Macrons successful presidential campaign. Frances cybersecurity agency is investigating what a government official described as a very serious breach.The leak came 36 hours before the nation voted Sunday in a crucial presidential runoff between Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
You may have seen screenshots of tweets from a disappointed Brexiter who was trying to convince Ladbrokes his 13-year-old son put a £500 bet on Marine Le Pen winning the French election.
Tweeting under @Wollygogg, a Colin Johnson of Great Yarmouth was desperately trying to claw back the money from the bookmaker. Except the internet found a deleted tweet that said he had made the bet.
The story had all the schadenfreude the internet needed the only problem is that it was a hoax. There was no bet.