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Technology’s Going to Make People Forget How to Drive

by Alex Johnson, reviewgeek

The technology behind driverless, “AI” cars seems to be advancing more quickly than people are comfortable with. Well, most people—some sleepy Tesla drivers are super-comfortable with computers taking the wheel.

Right now, a relative minority of people are comfortable ceding full control to their hardware, and even fewer can afford it. But the tech will get cheaper and more widespread. People will grow up with it, and eventually, fear of AI cars will seem antiquated.

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Synthetic diamonds could one day replace GPS – and make driverless cars a reality

by Jon Yeomans, The Telegraph

Lab-grown red diamonds with an atomic defect could one day replace GPS systems thanks to their remarkable sensitivity to magnetic waves, scientists have suggested.

A team at Element Six, a tech company based in Oxfordshire, are exploring the remarkable properties of crystals with a so-called ‘nitrogen vacancy defect’ – a gap in the atomic lattice at the heart of the diamond. Continue reading Synthetic diamonds could one day replace GPS – and make driverless cars a reality