The good of the pandemic

Talking about “good” referring to a pandemic may be out of place but I am firmly convinced that there is good in everything.

I think the good thing about this pandemic lies in the demonstration that we are insignificant to the universe.

We are fragile beings whose existence hangs by a thread; faced with serious problems there are no weapons, supremacies or gods to help us. We have to help ourselves.

We must improve and be more efficient, more educated and progressive. Only progress can save us.

Conservatives can kiss my ass.

About autonomous driving

In these days I’m driving an Infiniti Q30, I find it very pretty and even if it has the wrong wheel drive, it can be fun too 🙂

One of the things I like best about this machine is electronic stuff. One of the driving aids I noticed is the autonomous reading of the road signs. I found the thing interesting also because I immediately looked at it from the standpoint of autonomous driving. Right about this context yesterday I noticed something that I did not like. Passing behind a tourist bus I noticed that the car read as a speed limit, as reported by the heavy vehicle that preceded me in a sticker that reported its maximum speed on the highway. In the picture you can see little because I was driving and I took it at a run. However, you can guess what happens: the car signals me as a speed limit of 80 km / h (instead of the 50 real ones) because the coach in front has a sticker that indicates its maximum speed on the highway in 80 km / h.

I noticed this behavior on several occasions between yesterday and today.

Today this is not a big problem, I guide and I know the limits and I know what directions to follow. But if she were driving, wouldn’t it be too easy to deceive her? And in the case of autonomous driving, any fines, who should pay them? Who was in the car? No, he wasn’t driving! The owner? No, he didn’t even drive! The manufacturer of the vehicle? Who hadn’t passed a patch in time?

I leave you with these doubts and with the invitation to use the right pedal until we can do it 🙂

First post :)

After so long it seems that I have found the time to open this blog!

I’m not sure what to do with it, at best I will use it to share thoughts and images.

For those who do not know me, let me introduce myself: my name is Emiliano Carlesi and I live in Rome. I work in computer science (one of my greatest passions, it is not “just” work), I have a 13 year old son and a fantastic partner. I also have two dogs (Olivia and Ambra).

In addition to information technology, my hobbies are mountain biking, archery and (although I haven’t been practicing it for several years) the off road RC.
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