Isn’t building a Hyperloop requiring more effort than just building a Maglev train? Furthermore, Hyperloop is probably more dangerous because having an emergency exit could be rather a pointless thing to have once the pressurization within the loop is no longer working as it should. Basically, your pod could be crushed like how you would step really hard on the side of an empty Coke can. Perhaps Maglev train could be just as dangerous, but could the Maglev train collide with train tracks by chance to create friction and decrease the magnitude of the accident so some survivors could climb out the train eventually? Well, at the moment, in China you could ride a Maglev train at 267.811 miles per hour (431kph), but you could only dream that a Hyperloop could be built and be this fast. In the videos right after the break, you could see why building a Hyperloop is a foolish endeavor!
I’m driving a boring old man Camry Hybrid, and I often wish that I could get a sportier car! Sometimes I look at one of those sporty BMWs on the road and I was like — this is a cool thing. I got to drive a BMW once because I knew a dude once who let me drove it. It was a sporty type with two doors and got those steering, how you call sticks or knobs or whatever, for shifting manually. Then I watch a YouTube video where it shows that someone was able to super up their Supra so it could attain 1800 horsepower. Hmm… now I’m thinking, ain’t it cool to have something like both a BMW coolness and reliable Toyota but sporty Supra in one car? Well, guess what, 2020 Toyota Supra is just that!
So, people are complaining how this brand new 2020 Toyota Supra that will come out in the Summer of 2019 is just another BMW Z4. The video above is actually clearing things up a lot more for me. Yes, I like the coolness of a BMW, but I prefer the reliability of a Toyota more! I know about it since I’m driving a very reliable Toyota Camry Hybrid for 12 years already. So I can totally attest to how reliable a Toyota car is! Just put it this way, I don’t even remember the last time I’d to worry about maintaining my Toyota Camry Hybrid besides oil change! So, basically, the video above tells me that Toyota brings its reliability to the co-joint operation of the Z4/Supra car basic platform.
Furthermore, after the basic co-join operation of the new sporty platform for both Z4/Supra, BMW and Toyota went separated way to make their cars unique. So, I think whoever will get BMW Z4 would have to thanks Toyota for making their Z4 more reliable! For me, I like how the 2020 Supra looks a lot. I can also imagine people will super up their 2020 Supra in craziest ways possible. In summary, I think it’s really cool to see both BMW and Toyota teaming up developing both sporty cars together!
Liu Cixin’s “Three Body Problem” put me in an annoying state but in a good way. Why? After getting to know his “Three Body Problem” epic trilogy, I couldn’t find any other sci-fi work to surprise or wow me anymore. Since then I keep wanting to be introduced to a similar or better trilogy but I had found none. To appease my thirst for sci-fi I’d to settle with my older favorites like Star Trek, but what I want is something as epic as “Three Body Problem.”
I’m really happy to see Liu Cixin talks about his work in the interview in which you can watch it in the video below.
I also heard that a new Chinese sci-fi big budget movie is coming out to a theater near you soon in the United States known as “The Wandering Earth (2019),” which is also based on one of his short stories. I can’t wait to go to see it in a theater near me. Hopefully, it won’t be a disappointment because sometimes a great story doesn’t make a great movie. The reality is sometimes rather cruel to a book lover because a movie may fail to reimagine a book in live action for various reasons such as budgetary problem and so forth.
5G will be the thing of the coming years. If I’m understanding what is really going on, 5G can actually allow the plethora of devices to communicate with each other effortlessly. A quick search on Google yields that 5G is 20 times faster than 4G. Whether this is true or not, one thing is true is that devices can speak to each other way faster than before. This opens up more innovation and infrastructure demands.
The video above shows that China is heading in the direction where more machines will replace humans in labor-intensive jobs. The day when we need an extra pair of human hands may be over sooner than later because smarter machines with AI capability can actually think for themselves and carry themselves in jobs effortlessly. Nonetheless, AI machines without 5G will be like a pony just starts learning how to walk.
5G will allow AI machines to transfer data fast and constantly so that things can speed up even more for decision making, planning, communication and so much more. I think with 5G, self-driving car technology is much more believable since you can have many self-driving cars detect each other easier at once with reliable faster 5G data transfer. Furthermore, smart highways and roads are going to get better and more fitting for self-driving cars because 5G will allow faster communication between the cars and the traffic infrastructures.
If you’re guessing I don’t know what I’m talking about, you may be right. After all, 5G is so new and I haven’t seen it firsthand or use it in real life. Nonetheless, according to the information I could Google, 5G is 20 times faster than 4G. Right now I’m using 4G on my smartphone but I think 4G is already quite fast. I can imagine how crazier it could get if I got 5G.
A day ago I briefly encountered an article which described how 5G could destroy the need for the cloud. Then I briefly read over the article’s comments that displeased how the article’s author was too lacking of knowledge since the commenters didn’t see how 5G could destroy the cloud since the cloud is about centralization of data storage.
Personally though, I don’t see how centralizing storage like the cloud could go away since data redundancy is always a priority, especially in the age of AI which is driven by data. Of course, all bets are off when AI becomes self-conscious since such AI needs no human data to drive its own logic. Until then, the cloud stays important.
I also think that 5G could allow the decentralization of networks to become a thing too! How come? Local devices and storages will be able to talk faster to any other storage and device across the world — destroying the needs of having to plan and engineer a network that is catering to the importance of distance. Although we already in the age of information where distance isn’t as relevant as the 19th century for communication, but 5G may make distance even more irrelevant when it comes to data communication.
Basically, instead of waiting for minutes for a movie to be downloaded onto your device, you may only have to wait for a few seconds to have your movie when you use the 5G network. 5G data can cross secure communication channel much faster and more reliable since faster data transfer allows faster data integrity check and whatnot. Perhaps, we could see shopping, banking, and other important financial related activities across the world on the world wide web to be more reliable and faster — better experience overall!
In summary, I think 5G will be awesome! I would love to see not only cellular network but also home network to be able to transfer speed that is as fast as 5G or better. This way, everything will be on the same pace and everyone will be using faster Internet speed. What’s not to like when you can get a whole 4K movie to be downloaded in a few seconds, right?
NVIDIA’s AI is now able to generate countless realistic human faces, and you probably cannot tell if these faces are fake or real. Watch the video right after the break, and you will see what I mean. Basically, from the algorithm, the AI is able to morph a female face into a male face seamlessly. Look closely, you can tell the latter does resemble the former a bit, but you can also tell it’s indeed a male face and not a female face.
This technology can definitely fake an image, video, and whatnot of a real human being. With bad intention, someone could definitely frame a person in a sex scandal or whatnot. So, how can you be sure that what your eyes are seeing is actually a factual event?
A Chinese news agency Xinhua had just unleashed a world first news anchor AI presenter which based on a real human’s facial expressions. You could easily tell the speech is spoken by AI since the voice is quite digitized. Anyhow, I think they could as well make the voice seems more human-like if they choose.
I wonder if someone else out there is watching this video and has an idea that what if we could also get rid of real actors by using this technology, right? I think it’s possible in the future that we could use AI to replace real human actors! Nonetheless, I could also foresee the possibility of using this technology to fabricate and frame a good person in a scandal!