"Imagine having a fixed time for recording yourself on camera - let’s say two seconds to capture your actions. But let’s also include the ability to associate it with text. Then you press send. The audience now sees a looping image along with your text. They see it again. And again. They associate the text with the looping imagery. Now think about how effective this is in communicating a moment across to others."
+ The author of this manifesto, Edna Piranha, built the thing described in it: see chat.meatspac.es, but don't overwhelm it. They've got a (small, nice) community over there.
"In Europe, Ernst Dickmanns and his team at the Bundeswehr Universität München demonstrated autonomous control of vehicles. In 1988, the VaMoRs system, a 5 tonne Mercedes-Benz van, could drive itself at speeds over 90 km/h. The European Prometheus project ran from 1987-1995 and in 1994 the robot vehicles VaMP and VITA-2 drove more than 1,000 kilometers on a Paris multi-lane highway in standard heavy traffic at speeds up to 130 km/h. They demonstrated autonomous driving in free lanes, convoy driving, automatic tracking of other vehicles, and lane changes with autonomous passing of other cars."