Ever contemplated going to war with America, but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data on your phone…
I love Science Fiction and Fantasy for many reasons, but one of them is that it makes the impossible, possible. I love seeing and imagining the creative architecture and worlds such as Gotham City from the Burton films:
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It's like watching a ballerina dance. It's like seeing an invisible hold never let go. It's a multi-axis laser cutter with such pinpoint accuracy that it never moves from the spot it's set at. It's impossible. If these are our future robot overlords, it makes complete sense. Take me now.
Right now your GPS sucks in cities but, soon, that will change. Scientists have developed a new system that increases its accuracy by up to 90%—it can tell where your vehicle is within an amazingly low margin of error of just three to six feet. Right now, the error margin in urban driving can be more than 160 feet.
Pitting Google search against Siri using a monster 1600-question test shows how useful Siri really is: not at all. Google answered correctly 86 percent of the time. Siri achieved just 68 percent accuracy. At that point, it's not much better than a crystal ball.