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I certainly appreciate, and agree with, your last sentence.Remember the term "Imperial Presidency"? That was under Nixon, whom I voted for twice, in the first election I was old enough to vote in. Today, the Republican Party would consider him to be socialistic. Same thing for Eisenhower. I voted for Reagan twice, not because I agreed with much of his policies, but to get away from the debacle before. And I voted for G Bush Senior, in whom I was deeply disappointed. When...
First of all, I never even hinted that money hasn't gone into battery research. But, most of that money has come in the last two decades. Before that, there wasn't a need for much better batteries. And most of that money that did go into research over most of that 100 years, or so, wasn't for automobile use. Again, just in the last two decades, or so. But even there, most money has gone into batteries for mobile electronics.But, if battery operated cars, which were popular...
You don't know any of the financials here.. My numbers were simplified, sure, but that doesn't mean that they aren't representative of reality. Many times we were told that Apple couldn't make it in a different industry, but they have. While auto making is further out for them, so what? That doesn't mean anything. Often, it takes someone from outside to make a significantly better product, because they don't have the dependencies those in the industry do.And Apple isn't...
What's the point? There's nothing unusual in one part of an industry supporting the other part. You can't blame them, you need to blame Eisenhower. He was the one that destroyed the railroads in favor of cars and trucks. In doing so, the electric trolleys, and trains that were on line, or coming on line were either reduced in importance, or eliminated entirely.If he didn't spend these billions on highways, and instead spent it one railroads and mass transit, things would...
So you must obviously support Current C over Apple pay then, as that's exactly what that about for the retailers.To say that dealers don't serve a useful purpose is nonsense.Somehow, I don't think that casket making is on the same level as automobile sales and support.
It isn't relevant. You have to "know when to hold them, and know when to fold them" as the song goes. Nothing Cook can say, or do, will change policies of countries. Look at Russia. A statue of Jobs was taken down because Cook stated he was gay. They said they wouldn't allow him in the country. That's much worse than China. Are you saying that Apple should pack up and leave both countries? What then?
To a certain extent, this is a chicken and the egg problem. Once every vehicle on the road is autonomous, this will work very well indeed. But until then, it's a good question.But as I said before, I don't see this happening all at once. We see companies coming out with autonomous features for specific situations. With Mercedes, it's a major accident avloidence system, which appears to work very well. Also a system for drivers who fall asleep. Others have had self parking....
Exactly what are you trying to say here? Are you saying that the computer should get the password automatically every few days? If so, then what's the point of the password if any computer could just pick it up? That would result in the same thing as no password at all.Clearly, you need to do what everyone else does. That is, if you have a right to the password, you will get it from wherever they have it. If you don't have the right to it, then you don't get it. I don't...
Tesla announced, recently, that sometime this summer, a software upgrade will allow autonomous driving. I don't know how that will work out, as it isn't allowed in most all places.
I see no reason to believe that what you are saying is correct. First of all, as I said, Tesla is building most of their cars themselves, hence the huge learning curve. As you know, Apple doesn't build its own products. Apple will have an experienced auto manufacturer built their car, should they choose to make one. The learning curve isn't going to be so arduous. There is also no reason to believe that aside from capital costs, as usual, that Apple's first cars wouldn't...
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