Can Demonetization Help Boost Living Standard While Erasing Poverty At The Same Time?

Is it possible that in the near future almost everything will be demonetized?  Just recently I’d read a TheVerge headline “GM will make an autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals by 2019” which suggests automation in the auto industry is actually speeding up as we speak.  If this is “gonna” happen, it will be a fun ride for everyone in this industry to figure out how they will adjust to such a change.  Could demonetization come sooner for the auto industry?

Imagine, the cost of owning a car associated with the costs of related industries such as insurance may add up more than just owning a self-driving car.  If this is the case, then a self-driving car can actually help bring down the costs of having to own a car.  It seems if we can automate car driving, why not every other mode of transportation?  Such ambition may drive and demonetize the costs of almost every mode of transportation that will be available in the near future.

I was just recently pulled over by the police for crossing a green light when another car also was trying to cross the intersection.  It was a weird thing for me.  Near the highway, there is a small opening which divides the left turn section that leads out to the main highway.  The light is green, but the traffic got stuck ahead of me.  I stopped at the green light to leave an opening for the other car to drive through, but this car couldn’t or wouldn’t want to drive through.

The traffic ahead suddenly moved forward and so I’d decide to either hold up the rest of the traffic behind me while the light is green so this one car could go through eventually or just move forward so the traffic from behind me could flow forward.  Unfortunately, this car seemed to be doing nothing as the traffic behind me on the right kept on moving forward as the light is green.  So I decided to move forward onto the main highway in my left-turn lane so I wouldn’t hold back the traffic behind me.  Unfortunately, a police car behind me pulled me over for doing I thought what would be best.  In the end, I told him I didn’t know what to do in such a scenario, and so the police just gave me a verbal warning.

I was lucky to not get a huge traffic ticket bill for the incident.  While driving back home I revisited the GM self-driving car announcement for 2019 in my head, and from within I knew I couldn’t wait for this whole self-driving car to become a reality.  Basically, I think the self-driving car could help clear me in such situation immediately.  Imagine the reaction of the police when they pull you over because your self-driving car got no steering wheel.

If they write a ticket, would it be billed to GM or to the insurance company?  Will GM provide insurance for the self-driving car or you have to buy one even though you won’t be driving the car yourself?  One thing for sure though, when the self-driving car makes mistakes, you know for sure you aren’t responsible for the mistakes.  In my earlier scenario, I guess the police wouldn’t even care to give out a verbal warning if the self-driving car was making the decision right?  Or the police can just write a citation to GM so GM would tweak their self-driving car software better, right?

As the video above suggests that demonetization for almost everything might become the reality of the future as more things are going to be evermore abundant as long we know how to generate energy near zero cost and whatnot.  The efficiency of renewable energy is going to be a very important factor in helping a futuristic demonetization society.

Furthermore, if demonetization isn’t in a future deck of cards, then we may see a lot of troubles ahead.  How come?  Imagine more automation can only be sped up as we speak because of competition from China and other countries that got a lot of demands for keeping their industries stay competitive.  The chain reaction of speeding up automation from abroad may greatly speed up automation at home.  The widespread of automation will speed up in taking out the human element in the workforce as time rolls on.  As more humans lose jobs to AI robots and other AI machines, I think demonetization will help us somewhat solve the problem of poverty as joblessness may become a widespread problem in the future.

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Can Quantum Mechanics Be The Key To Allow Us To Escape 3D Spatial Fabric So We Could Travel Through Time?

In the previous blog post “To Travel Through Time I Think We Need To Exit Our Own 3D Universe And Enter 4D Universe” I suggested that we could escape our three-dimensional world to a higher dimensional world in order for us to do time travel.  The question is how are we going to do it?  Easy to say than actually do it.  For obvious reasons, we can easily imagine up the problem, find an imaginary solution according to the power of deduction, but sometimes it would be impossible for us to put the power of deduction into practice.  In this case, it’s currently impossible for us humans to escape our three-dimensional universe.  Simply put, we don’t have the tech to do so.

In order for us to have the tech to escape our 3D-universe, we need an exact, practical know-how method with precise steps to produce a tech in which we could use to escape our 3D-universe.  Obviously, we don’t have such knowledge.  Nonetheless, I don’t even have to convince you that we can travel to the moon nowadays because we obviously could escape our homeworld which is earth.  We’ve been sending satellites to circling earth for scientific data and whatnot, and so I don’t see why we couldn’t be even more ambitious in the regards to exploring the outer space.  One step beyond the final frontier would be time travel.

Time travel is a science fiction that we probably won’t be able to put into practice, if ever, in a foreseeable future as it’s the stuff that is too way out there — too crazy to put into practice for us humans in our current evolution.  We couldn’t even yet achieve a technology which could allow us to travel between galaxies.  In my opinion, unless we achieve the ability to jump between galaxies to shorten our trip in space, we probably won’t ever have the time, the tech know-how, nor the will to even think about achieving time travel.

Nonetheless, none of the barriers I’d mentioned would stop our imagination from running wild in regards to time travel.  Movies, books, and whatnot have been exploring the fictional science of time travel for many years already.  I still think we need someone, a little crazier than normal, to actually explore the math and whatever about time travel.

Personally, I like to chime in a bit on how should we approach in finding a method to allow us to escape 3D-world so we could enter a higher dimension such as the 4D-universe so we could at least have some hope in achieving time travel.  So let me ask you to imagine something that is so weird OK?

Imagine a transparent, plastic bag which holds some water inside, but the bag is riddled with small holes.  Instead of escaping from the bag, the water is comfortably swirling inside the bag normally when one shakes the bag up.  Puzzled?  A bag with thousands of holes, yet water won’t be spilled.  Not even a single drop water would be spilled through this bag.  Still puzzling?

What kind of a monster bag is this?  You probably want to have one right now, right?  Well, this bag won’t exist yet unless my imagination becomes a reality.  As of now, the sun is still rising in the east and settling in the west, and so no, the reality isn’t yet capable of turning my imagination into something real just yet.

Nonetheless, let’s push forward with our imaginative hole riddled bag that is being filled with unspillable water.  The idea is that the holes are inexplicable small to the point that no water molecule could spill through.  Thus water could not be spilled from this leaky bag.

Since the water could not escape the bag, and so the water is just comfortably swirling inside the bag as normal.  Imagine our 3D-universe is like this bag.  It got holes that could allow us to escape to 2D, 4D, 5D-universe and so forth, but we simply can’t get through these holes to escape our 3D-universe.  We simply just don’t have the tech or it’s just impossible for us humans to do so without some sorts of futuristic science or pure magic or godly power.

The idea isn’t too weird though if we correlate this to quantum mechanics.  If my shady knowledge of quantum mechanics isn’t too off course, then I think using quantum mechanics we can somewhat point ourselves to clues that could allow us to glimpse at a higher dimensional world.

In the quantum world, things don’t behave normally as how we would expect in our own large, physical world.  Basically, in the quantum world, things seem to be inexplicably appeared and disappeared into places that we could not track or measure.  Is this still true with our current tech?  I’m not sure if we can actually yet track things in the quantum world yet, but if we can this would be awesome.  If we haven’t yet discovered how to do this, then I guess let me just use quantum mechanics to correlate to what is relevant in this blog post — to satisfy my ego.

This is just a pure speculation and got nothing to even come close to fact.  I speculate that in quantum world there are holes that are so small, inexplicable small, that could allow things in the quantum world to slip in and out of the current dimensional world that we’re living in which is the 3D-universe.  Of course, this is outrageous.  I have not read anything which suggests this could be the case.  This is just a pure speculation on my part.

Let’s just assume that in our 3D universe, in the quantum mechanics scale of things, there are inexplicable small holes that could allow things to slip out of 3D spatial space.  If this is true, then at least this could allow us to imagine that one day there will be a technology which could teleport us through such a hole and allow us to escape our 3D-universe.  On the other side, it could be 2D, 4D, 5D, and you know whatnot dimensional space that we could enter as we exit our very own 3D spatial fabric.

Catch Me If You Can, The Real One.

I don’t think I’d ever finished watching the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” because for some strange reasons I never got to finish it.  Now, I don’t even remember the exact reasons.  Anyhow, I watched enough of the movie that I think I remembered many parts of the movie.  At the very least I know the movie is about a very gifted young man who could pretend to be just about anybody so he could become them and financially take advantage of his new persona.  This also reminds me of “The Pretender” TV show, and this was and still probably is a great show too — strangely I couldn’t finish the whole show either.

I find it’s pretty intriguing that someone could just become somebody else without any fear and self-doubt.  The awesome thing about “Catch Me If You Can” movie is that it’s based on a real-life person who is still alive and doing very well.  In fact, if you have already watched the movie and interested in the real-life person that gives life to the main movie character, you definitely want to check out the YouTube video below to see his Google Talk.  I think you will find that he is still rather very interesting!

Will Alibaba’s Car Vending Machine Make You A Happier Car Buyer? Will Car Salesmen Lose Job To A Car Vending Machine?

I remembered how stressful buying a car was for me.  Ten years ago, a car salesman even insulted me for not accepting his deal, and he told me why even bothered to try to buy the car I want in the first place.  He said I properly fit better with cheaper cars, but I told him I wanted a better deal for the car I was trying to buy.  Anyway, the moral of the story was whether you’re right or wrong on wanting to buy a car you want, dealing with a car salesman can sometimes be very stressful for a car buyer.

That car salesman even suggested I should trade in my old car for the newer one, and when I was done with the calculation according to his deal I noticed that the dealership was trying to swallow my old car without crediting much back into the newer car I wanted to buy.  Basically, I sold the old car by placing an online classified car ad and bought the new car through the dealership without doing a trade-in deal.  The moral of the story continues, it’s rare for you to be lucky to not have to deal with a dealership and car salesmen that would not want to eat you up alive when you’re trying to buy a car.

Anyway, I like any idea of buying a car without the insults and stress, and so I think I wouldn’t mind buying a car through a giant vending machine like the one that is being suggested in the video right after the break.

Although Alibaba’s giant car vending machine idea seems to be futuristic, but I think it’s just a smarter way of repackaging readily available ideas into a smoother car buying operation.  If I understand the video correctly, after you collect your car from the giant vending machine you get to test drive it for couple days.  Once you commit to buying the car you could just then pop online and finish up the payment process.  This way, you cut out the middlemen like some sleazy car salesmen, and your whole car purchasing process might be smoother and more enjoyable.

China Moves Fast Into The Future With Self-Driving Buses In Shenzhen.

A few days ago, a taxi man engaged me in a conversation.  He asked if I was ubering someone because he saw me was waiting near his spot.  I told him I was not and was only waiting for a friend.  The conversation carried on to the point in which he confessed Uber has taken away too many customers from him.  He told me once he was making something like thousands of dollars in a week, but now this is pretty much gone.

I didn’t want to make him feel worse, and so I kept my mouth shut about automation.  Basically, China is heading this way.  More self-driving buses are now out and about in Shenzhen, China.  Check out the video on this right after the break.

I think even whoever relies on Uber for driving customers around will eventually lose out to self-driving Uber cars.  In fact, I can even imagine up some self-driving car services such as self-driving taxi cabs will be able to mimic a human touch by installing smart, sexy robots that can pretend to drive but could carry on a real conversation with the human customers.

I think the future is all about automation.  I think this trend will speed up fast.  I think people will lose jobs to automation for sure.

Root Security Flaw Allows Anyone To Become Root In Mac OS High Sierra

I can confirm the new root security flaw would affect the Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 model because I’m using one at the moment.  I can also confirm this same flaw would also work on my older MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 model).  Basically, as of how other people have mentioned, this flaw would work regardlessly the MacBook laptop model you’re using as long you had upgraded your MacBook machine to Mac OS High Sierra.  As of now, the flaw is also affecting the latest version of Mac SO High Sierra (10.13.1).  How would the flaw work?  Read on…

I assume this flaw would work still even you have turned on FileVault.  Basically, as long your Mac allow anybody to enter the username as root at the login screen or any login prompt (except in terminal), he/she could just hit enter once or twice without using any password and the root login would be successful.  If you’re new to Mac and Linux, let’s just say that root is the super account that can do just about anything on Mac and Linux machines.  Root can change all users’ passwords.  In fact, root can even erase the entire machine’s storage and destroy the whole operating system with just one command which is [rm -rf /].

I tested the flaw out as how I’d seen on YouTube, and it worked marvelously.  Basically, I was already logged into the machine, and so I went to System Preferences > Users & Groups > clicked the lock icon at the bottom left > entered root at the username prompt > hit “enter key” twice and became root right after.  From here I could change any user’s password or delete any user and group.  In fact, any login prompt would allow me to become root and execute the available super account’s features.

To fix this problem, as seen on YouTube, I opened up the terminal > typed in the command [sudo su] > entered root password (hit enter key without password won’t work in terminal) > typed in command [passwd] > entered same root password or new one (doesn’t matter as long you type in a password you could remember) > exit the terminal entirely by typed [exit] couple times in the terminal > shutdown the terminal by quitting the terminal from the dock.  After this, I tried the root flaw and it wouldn’t work on the graphical user interface such as in the System Preferences.  Thus, I think the fix is real.

Here is one secret I would let you guys in.  Actually, this flaw isn’t a flaw.  Apple has always been easy in regarding in allowing people to physically reset a user password.  In fact, you can also reset a root password of your Mac for as long as Mac has been in the existence, because in the video right after the break I’d talked about how to reset an administrator password in Mac OS X Lion without remembering the root password or using a recovery disk.  By the way, Mac OS X Lion is way back then.  I think Mac OS X Lion was released in 2011.

Since 2011-2012, I haven’t tested the trick I talked about in the video, and so I’m very rusty now.  I’m not even sure the same trick would work exactly the same way as how I had walked you through in the video for newer machines and newer Mac OS iterations.  Regardless, I think even now there should be some similar tricks for you to reset an administrator/root password on any Mac OS as long you got a physical access to the machine.  Maybe FileVault would be able to stop and block the trick I’d shown you in the video from working successfully, but I’m not sure if this is even the case since I haven’t tested this very trick out when I got FileVault running.  So, I think the best security is still all about keeping your machine in a locked cage when you’re not around it.  Keeping a physical machine away from unwanted intruders/hackers would be the best way to stop easy hacks.  Regardless, sometimes remote hacks could also be as easy as the root flaw I’d mentioned in this post.