Barack Obama: Screw the Auto Industry

The EV1 Electric Car
After congratulating the President-Elect on his win, I wrote a quick note about how frustrated I am with the auto industry.

My main reason for writing is that I want to voice my strong disapproval of bailing out the auto industry. Detroit has lagged behind in innovation and proven themselves incompetent and greedy. Auto makers should not be rewarded for making gas guzzlers while scrapping thier 100+ miles per charge electric car.

It would be a great benefit if the government would force automakers to bring the EV1 out of the scrap yard and either use or share the technology inside, instead of pushing some false-innovation such as the Volt. The Volt is one more lie from the auto industry reluctant to leave gas and oil behind.

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Making technology that is more human

There’s a problem with technology: it’s not human. ¬†Technology often can’t express when there are problems, especially when it doesn’t know problems exist. There’s a gap between the consumer and the product that can often only be bridged by a middle-man repair shop.

Creating products that communicate their problems effectively is one of the next major steps in user-friendliness.

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