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The time machine worked like a charm (this time anyway) and I got to spend a few hours in 2020.

Things haven’t changed nearly as much as I imagined (I was hoping for Amazon delivery drones, but alas, none to be found).  But my friend drove me up north and showed off a relatively new feature on his BMW: Super Cruise.

Now, admittedly, I had hoped there would be self-driving cars by then but apparently they still aren’t a thing in 2020 which was a big bummer.  However, most of the high end cards do have Super Cruiser (different companies call it different things – Ford calls theirs “Smart Cruise”).

Anyway, the way it works is that you get on a highway, get to the speed you want and set “Super Cruise” which will then keep you on the road at that speed, in that lane and handle acceleration and deceleration as well as steering.  It only works on certain highways under certain conditions (all GPS / road condition based – which has come a long way) but otherwise it’s pretty neat.

I wasn’t there long but if anyone has any questions on 2020 I’ll try my best to answer. Smile


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on Jul 01, 2014

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on Jul 01, 2014

Primal_Savage


quoting post...I wasn’t there long but if anyone has any questions on 2020 I’ll try my best to answer.

 

The Draginol!

 

While Super Cruise is engaged, do the driver and passenger seats rotate 180° to take care of the "Are we there yet" creatures?

Not in the car I was in.  It was a BMW i5.  I'm not really a car guy. Do they even make those yet?

on Jul 01, 2014

Is there a traditional windshield or have they perfected a video so you can watch the roads backwards.

on Jul 01, 2014

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on Jul 01, 2014

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on Jul 01, 2014

What kind of filter did the ventilation system have for keeping out the radioactive dust covering the entire world? What kind of technology was used to keep the tires from going flat while driving over fields of bones? Also, how did you even get permission to "own" a car from our sentient machine overlords - you're not a collaborator, are you? Mr. AI programmer?

on Jul 01, 2014

Uh oh......busted!

on Jul 01, 2014

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on Jul 01, 2014

Putting cars aside: how strategy games look like in 2020? I'm interested in both turn-based and RTS games. And do people still play Counter Strike 1.6?

 

Also: which programming language is the most popular in game development in 2020?

on Jul 01, 2014

Gandhialf

Also: which programming language is the most popular in game development in 2020?

At Oxide, we used C++ in 2020.

on Jul 01, 2014

TheRealWarpstorm
At Oxide, we used C++ in 2020.

For making engine I guess. But what about other stuff, like AI, game logic, scripts, etc.

on Jul 01, 2014

Gandhialf

For making engine I guess. But what about other stuff, like AI, game logic, scripts, etc.

For everything, except for graphics shaders, IIRC.  C++ is a great choice for AI and game logic, why would you want those parts to run slowly?

on Jul 01, 2014

I wasn’t there long but if anyone has any questions on 2020 I’ll try my best to answer.

What are the winning numbers for next week's lottery?

 

on Jul 01, 2014

How has this affected car accs and congestions?

on Jul 01, 2014

Do I still have my hair?

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