David Rosenthal: Techno-hype part 1

Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t believe the hype!Public EnemyNew technologies are routinely over-hyped because people under-estimate the gap between a technology that works and a technology that is in everyday use by normal people.You have probably figured out that I’m skeptical of the hype surrounding blockchain technology. Despite incident-free years spent routinely driving in company with Waymo’s self-driving cars, I’m also skeptical of the self-driving car hype. Below the fold, an explanation.Clearly, self-driving cars driven by a trained self-driving car driver in Bay Area traffic work fine:We’ve known for several years now that Waymo’s (previously Google’s) cars can handle most road …read more

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