Sometimes I think about the future of self driving cars and how everyone I talk to about that future is like “okay but in an emergency we’ll be able to take back manual control, right?” and I usually placate them by saying, yeah, that’s totally how it’ll happen, but actually we’re already seeing the opposite. Cars with “self driving” features like steering and breaking that kick in and take control from the driver if the driver is about to rear end someone or is in a dangerous situation because the truth is computers can think faster and have better reflexes than us and I think about this going into the future and how if the self-driving cars are able to share their data with each other and learn from the driving experiences of every car on the road soon we’ll have cars that are so massively experienced at driving and avoiding accidents and making microsecond decisions and partial degree turns of the wheels and being so damn precise that automobile accidents will be almost unheard of and that’s when we’ll develop the most wasteful hilarious extreme sport in history where a single human driver will go up against an arena of ultra smart self driving cars and just by driving around recklessly try to coral them into crashing into each other and I tell you I would watch that sport all day.
Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.
This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.
The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience.
I think the most underrated bit of genius in 17776 is the overlap with real life items. Items, not really places or people. So far all of them have been related to the main themes of 17776 in some way:
Bee States Ballroom: doing busy work because not only can you afford to do pointless work, it’s the only thing you CAN do in your current situation
Livermore Bulb: eternal but meaningless life
Koy Detmer balls: arbitrarily enforced scarcity and conflict for pure entertainment value. also football
The fact that this much information is being expressed through objects goes in line with what Nine said about humans becoming machine-like. In their quest for entertainment and meaning, humans have centered their entire lives around things that would normally be incredibly boring and worthless.
Every human we’ve met has been totally dedicated to whatever game they’re playing and all of its bizarre conditions. Nobody does anything for the hell of it anymore, they need something concrete to work towards, no matter how stupid it is. Sure, there are mentions of people that don’t play football, but even these people are completely sunk into their daily routines and a sense of constancy.
The most human beings in 17776 are machines millions of miles from Earth. They deal with immortality well because they were always supposed to be immortal.
BMW Motorsport presented its new top-of-the-range model for the international GT racing scene at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main: the BMW M8 GTE. Before the BMW 8 Series Coupé goes on sale, the race car will compete on the track next season, including in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). It is with this series that BMW Motorsport will also make its return to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA).
Honda has revealed the all-new Civic Type R at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, ahead of the model’s European launch in the summer. The new car builds on Honda’s heritage in developing high-performance hatchbacks, and represents the segment’s ultimate expression of dynamic purity.
Sharing the same fundamentals as the new Civic hatchback, the new Type R has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot-hatch segment – both on road and on the race track.
The intimacy is not in the big things, but in the small things. Intimacy is not in who you have sex with or even who kisses you the most passionately. No, intimacy is in the first time you open up to each other. Intimacy is the way the dim lighting of a lamp post passes over your beloved’s face when they tell you that they sometimes wonder if anyone is ever really happy. Intimacy is the tears that you cry whilst talking about how your dad was never around when you were a kid and your mom tried so hard to make it work but failed each time and how your biggest fear is that some day that will be you. Intimacy is the way their face lights up when you say that you’ll always be there for them. Intimacy is the first time you allow them into your room, and how scared you are because hardly anyone knows that you’ve collected horse figurines since you were twelve years old. It’s the first time they let you into their room, and how your eyes pass over their collection of stuffed animals and the way you want to pick through all of their books and DVDs until you’ve memorized all the art they love most. Intimacy is the side long glances you toss one another when something reminds you of an inside joke. Intimacy is how you both hold back laughter because you’re in a public place, and the way you lean against each other laughing when you finally get the chance, guts splitting and eyes watering. Intimacy is how your eyes follow each other across the room and the sly grins you throw one another that no one notices. Intimacy is the late night car rides, the headlights from passing cars illuminating your features and music playing and that feeling that you could live forever if you could just stay in that moment. Intimacy is the way they know just how to make your tea and how you hate the smell of coffee but make them their cup each morning because you know they need it to function. Intimacy is how they lean their head against your shoulder while you’re watching TV together. Intimacy is the way your head falls on their lap and they absently play with your hair whilst reading. Intimacy is the one thing you know not to bring up in a fight. Intimacy is seeing someone at their worst and not giving up on them. No, intimacy is not sex. Rather, intimacy is the moments you scarcely notice because they seem so insignificant. But mostly intimacy is simply sticking around.
First Look: The Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
The new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series from Porsche is the most powerful and unique 911 Turbo S ever. The Coupé provides 446 kW (607 hp) and is limited to 500 units worldwide. In addition to a power increase of 27 hp, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is distinct from the standard 911 Turbo S due to its unique design, higher-quality materials and luxurious details.
The sports car is being intricately finished by hand in the new Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur at the headquarters in Zuffenhausen. Previously known as “Porsche Exclusive”, the in-house workshop specializes in tailoring to customer wishes, as well as being responsible for limited-edition series. And for the first time ever, Porsche customers can have the matching chronograph from Porsche Design configured in the same design as their sports car.
The 2018 Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.
Porsche has unveiled the new 919 Hybrid at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (IT). The Le Mans prototype, that delivers a system output of around 900 PS (662 kW), was comprehensively reworked. Porsche aims for a hat-trick with it: Target is to win the Le Mans 24-hours race (June 17/18) as well as the FIA World Endurance Championship titles for Manufacturers and Drivers respectively for the third consecutive time after 2015 and 2016.
The 2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid deploys a range of new innovations, particularly in the aerodynamics, the chassis and the combustion engine. Team Principal Andreas Seidl, who continues to serve as acting technical director, reports: “For the 2017 season, 60 to 70 per cent of the vehicle is newly developed. The basic concept of the 919 Hybrid still offers scope to optimize the finer details and further boost efficiency. The monocoque has remained unchanged since 2016, but the optimization potential of all other components was analysed and, in most cases, adjustments made accordingly.” As also in Formula 1, the monocoque is made from a carbon-fiber compound using a sandwich design.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will celebrate its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The two-seater supersports show car brings the very latest and efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road almost par for par to represent the highlight of AMG’s 50th anniversary. This high-performance hybrid is said to produce over 1,000 hp and reach top speeds beyond 350 km/h. The show car combines outstanding race track performance and day-to-day suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology with exemplary efficiency.