The Object, Driverless Cars, and Moneypenny

We are in a new era, the era of emerging technology, and all sorts of different platforms.

This post will focus on basically, where the future could be heading in terms of the ‘object’, driverless cars and much much more.

An autonomous or driverless car is defined as a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. As of February 2017, the automated car is permitted on public roads are not fully developed. They still need a human driver at the wheel to drive the car at a moment’s notice.

In this episode, of Lab Rats, Bionic Island, Donald Davenport (Hal Sparks), has designed a self-driving car to take Douglas (Jeremy Kent Jackson), and Bionic superhuman siblings, Adam (Spencer Boldman), Bree (Kelli Berglund) and Chase (Billy Unger) to an awards ceremony for completing 1000 missions.

Maybe that’s the way the world is heading.

There has always been the Cruise Control setting in most cars, where people use it sometimes, whether its on a highway, freeway or motorway.

Google have recently come up with a program called “Waymo“.

Waymo is all about taking a stand, moving forward in mobility.  It is a self driving technology, where their objective is to get people around in the most safest possible way, known as Waymo.  Waymo was established by Google in 2009.

The way Waymo works in the video below;

“Our vehicles have sensors and software that are designed to protect pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, road work and more from a distance of up to two football fields (200 metres) away in all directions”

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Uber, already is using the self-driving car programme, having one of their own. Just recently one of Uber’s self-driving cars had an accident in Arizona, USA, which forced the company to temporarily suspend its services.

Is this where the future of the motor car is heading, we could speculate and predict, but we still don’t know where it is going.

Just remember, the great Thomas Edison once said “Inventions come by accident, not work”

Driverless cars will reduce accidents dramatically, because it will take those road rage and reckless drivers off our roads, which will make them a safer place to be. They will never go over the speed limit. It will also have less cars on the road. They will better prepared and equipped than humans will ever be.

There is a problem, though with driverless cars, with predictions saying that the driverless car will kill the oil business.

Mobileye Minority share-holder, Shmuel Harlap thinks that in approximately two decades that the autonomous car will be illegal to drive.

 

MONEYPENNY

When people think of Moneypenny, they would usually think of M’s Secretary in the James Bond film series. The picture below shows all the actresses that have played Miss Moneypenny.

James Bond fans will be in awe of the news, because Google is in the process of developing a personal assistant called ‘Moneypenny’.

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Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond film series. Left to right, Lois Maxwell (1962-1985 the Sean Connery, George Lazenby & Roger Moore films) Caroline Bliss (1987-1989 the Timothy Dalton films), Samantha Bond (1995-2002 the Pierce Brosnan films), Naomie Harris (2012-present, Daniel Craig films)

Well, Facebook is working on a personal assistant or secretary of its own, of the same name, Moneypenny. It will be similar to Apple iPhone assistant, Siri and Windows assistant, Cortana.

There is word that it will somehow be integrated with the Messenger app.  The social networking giant, will be making a voice recorded assistant just like Siri, and is expected that it could follow business models such as Fetch, Operator and Magic. They will help you send messages, help with shopping, and much more.

Facebook certainly has the resources to make this app a big success, but will it be as good as its rivals?

Facebook employees are conducting testing on the product. The launch date is yet to be announced, and it is also unclear how it will work.

 

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Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and James Bond 007 (Daniel Craig) , in the 2012 Bond film, Skyfall

 

 

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