TED Asks: Would You Download A Car?

Submitted by: GRadde 5 years ago Tech

That anti-piracy slogan might become a relevant question sooner than you think.
There are 50 comments:
Male 14
Forget about downloading a car, that`s likely to never happen in our lifetimes. There are however, many, many things that could be downloaded and "printed" out. Sounds great right? It does until you think about how many people will be put out of work because of it.

At some point people, we are going to get a handle on all this technology that is replacing people. What are people going to do to earn money? You think unemployment is bad now, just wait another 10 years, it will be at 20% or more.

We will have to completely rearrange our system of commerce and how people earn livings. Money will have to be replaced by something else based on some activity other than work. If you sit back and think through it to it`s logical conclusion, you will arrive at the same thing I do.

"The internet and computers will one day be looked upon as the single greatest destroyer of jobs and concentrator of wealth ever devised by mankind."

Me 20
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Male 456
Open Source Cars.
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Male 14
I-is-bored, dunno where you been mr. 1994 posts but it still sucks, im going home to cry.
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Male 1,164
The day I can download a car...

...I will download a car.
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Male 4,547
"these things are being fundamentally and irrevocably changed in how they`re distributed, financed, and made."

Yes... all for the better. They`re distributed internationally, simultaneously, cheaply, quickly, and immediately.

It is everything the free market claims to achieve, but hasn`t. The idea that industries are being "destroyed" by piracy is bullpoo.

Artists have always made minimal amounts from album sales (of which they get, at best 25%), compared to concerts (60%).

Downloads have never demonstrated a 1 to 1 correlation to reduced sales. Studies showing each downloaded song, results in 0.08c in reduced sales ($0.0008), whilst penalties are as high as $65`000 per song.

AKA you are penalized ~32500% of actually stealing it, under the argument it`s "like stealing", which it drating isn`t.
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Female 4,349
blah blah blah. If I could download a car for free, I would!
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Male 27
print a gun?
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Male 1,360
nice one ubertino!
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Male 2,513
We had a 3D printer at my school. I made a sweet puzzle on it... then promptly lost it at a bus stop.

<shakes fist>
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Male 23
yes, but can you print another 3d printer? prinception...
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Male 570
A ready to use pen? So it comes with ink and everything?
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Male 2,516
so that the heads of those companies can go buy yet another yacht. F*ck them, you can still get rich by making it available at a lesser cost (as long as it`s above cost of production you`ll still make a good profit).

My point was that the price set is way too high, you self entitled dumbasses
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Male 2,516
DromEd & Ruffiana seem to think I would want the car for free.

I would gladly pay for it if it the price was just. Here`s some german people discussing the cost of production of some Mercedes-Benz cars, through talking to people that work in the business.

All that R & A and manufacturing costs you`re talking about? When put into the (hugely efficient) production line turn out to be about 1500 to 15000 Euros depending on the car. Let`s say you pick the cheapest car Mercedes Benz will sell you, and take the most expensive cost of production mentioned. What`s that? it`s a 400% profit? That`s just the profit my friends. You know what that`s called?

Goddamn greed. If I`ve ever downloaded song or books, it`s because I`m not willing to pay 500-10 000% the price of production so that the heads of thos
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Male 2,419
"wow, I-a-b CENSORS YOUR POSTS NOW RIGHT?"

dunno where you been mr. 2 posts but it`s censored words for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time
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Male 2,419
"Wow. Just, wow. Yeah it`s got nothing to do with a new generation of people who feel entitled to anything their little heart desires without having to work for it."

No, it really doesn`t. When I get better return in terms of hours of entertainment/dollar from going to the movies and buying the excessively overpriced popcorn than I do from buying a $90 video game, why the hell should that game cost $90? There was a time when games weren`t 100% done after playing them for a total of 10 hours...
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Male 143
A car would still need to be assembled, it`s not going to come out in one piece on your desktop printer.
Would you trust a car you built yourself? Most people struggle with IKEA.
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Male 2,790
doing this in my CAD/CNC class in a bit
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Male 15,832
I`m gonna get one of these things and start downloading Krugerrands!
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Male 14
wow, I-a-b CENSORS YOUR POSTS NOW RIGHT? cool, for a site that is getting high and mighty about internet control, you substitute a word that rhymes with fnon-nice individual? you bunch of trucking bunts.
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Male 2,362
Wow dead kitty...you really know how to delude yourself. It`s really pathetic.
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Male 1,252
aw I accidently deleted a part of my point i was making... Point was that at the expense of someone yes...theft is wrong... but anything intangible should be free.. (within obvious reason)
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Male 1,252
Also on a completely random note Ive heard (unconfirmed) that its illegal in Canada to upload copyrighted material and illegal to download copyrighted material in the states ergo legal to upload in the states and legal to download in Canada.. aka I download whatever the hell I want (Canada) and havent broken a law?
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Male 14
what an non-nice individual. yeah, lets get rid of manual labour altogether and download all this poo, what are these vast amounts of people in the production industry going to do when their skill is available at the click of a button? fortunately this is a pipedream, for now. sometimes geeks grind my gears.
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Male 1,252
@DromEd Downloading of a song by someone who cannot afford it is of no loss to the record labels.. in fact its basically free advertising to anyone that hears it being played.. Lets say you build a classic GTO from scrap metal and broken glass, you build, weld, shape, paint and pay for the fuel.. would it be fair for you to pay Dodge a hefty sumbefore having the right to drive it? Would it or is it (genuinely asking) possible that downloading a song on your laptop which you paid for, on your internet which you pay for, doing all the work yourself in finding and acquiring said song is the same?


there are so many sides and possible perceptions of theft its unreal... like the chick in (portugal?) that registered the sun in her name (yep)..you feel its just that you pay her to stand outside? IM going way off topic here so I`ll leave it at that but the ideology is there..
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Male 2,362
@ dead-kittens..

Well why don`t you show him what`s what and go get a better job. Waaaaa waaaaa. Why don`t you go get some power and then use it responsibly?
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Male 1,252
if my fat ass cigar smoking ferarri driving el doucho supremebag boss with all his gold digging su[permodel bitches insists on paying me jack poo and still charging exorbitant prices for products I help produce..then yes... I will down load a goddamn car. The people with power use it irresponsibly..therefore its up to the people without to regulate it .... sometimes the `big wigs` simply need to be cut down to size and remind them theres more sides to a lemon than the inside and out.
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Male 671
Yeah, TED are very smart, but they can`t get a proper video player that doesn`t make the video look like it`s from th 80`s
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Male 335
The "ink" to print the car will cost more than the car itself.
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Male 506
@jendrian, YEAH! drat those people wanting to make a product, pay for research and development, resources, facilities, utilities, labor...drat all those people wanting a decent living wage and health car. And they expect to make a profit too? poo, if they want to make money they should be running a service to fascilitate pirates getting poo for free!

You want to rebel against greed, then don`t buy poo from the people you think are greedy. That`s it. That`s all your entitled to do. Not buy.

Anything else is just stupidly weak justification for your own greed and overblown sense of self-entitlement. This attitude is already leading to the destruction of many industries...film, music, video games...these things are being fundamentally and irrevocably changed in how they`re distributed, financed, and made. All because of entitled greed.
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Male 25,416
IF it was cheap enough... download a car then crash it then download another one!
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Male 25,416
Download cars.... hellz yeah!
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Male 1,064
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Male 2,362
[quote]I would download a car, if they still charged 23000 dollars for it. The only reason piracy exists is because greed exists on the other side.[/quote]


Wow. Just, wow. Yeah it`s got nothing to do with a new generation of people who feel entitled to anything their little heart desires without having to work for it.
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Male 2,516
I would download a car, if they still charged 23000 dollars for it. The only reason piracy exists is because greed exists on the other side
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Male 10,440
[quote] Would You Download A Car? [/quote]
Stupid IAB... You have no idea how a car is put together, do you?

Great video though, but... every good post on here is something I`ve already seen, cause` it`s good.
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Male 3,445
I don`t see how this is overdramatized. I`ve followed news stories about 3D printing for a little while now and this is all accurate. There`s even another TED Talk that discusses the printing of human organs.
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Male 68
This presentation is overly dramatized.. Don`t get too excitted about it people
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Male 658
The only non CGI product I saw was plastic pens.
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Male 1,178
@skytz1337 - you have been able to print your own money for as long as money has been printed. You don`t need one of these machines. But a fake is always a fake...
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Male 1,582
I have three things to say:

1.) I would print a 3D printer to print a 3D printer.. printception.

2.) If they can accomplish printing cells, not only could they create perfect organs for transplant, they could completely clone an individual. Not a clone that starts from birth, a clone that`s exactly the same as you are in your current state.. minus the memories and life experience (maybe). But that`s quite a long ways off I estimate.

3.) I really hope she`s single and looking for a young guy.
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Male 2,419
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Male 3,445
Can I print her?
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Male 14,773
Combine this technology with a 3D scanner and you can really p*ss off what remains of America`s physical manufacturing industry.
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Male 37,888

yes
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Male 687
just realised...you can print freaking money!
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Male 687
i was thinking...you can actually make your own laptop..to your design specifications (well..except processor and the parts that require nm scale...but its a work in progress..so i guess someday you can print your own processor at home)
and yea..piracy will rule the world then
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Male 1,931
First I am going to print a billion lego blocks. But then I am going to print myself a new liver and drink myself silly.
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Male 141
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Male 2,586
It`s a Star Trek Replicator! :-D

...and she`s not used to presenting... you can hear the stammer in her voice
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Male 2,553
Link: TED Asks: Would You Download A Car? [Rate Link] - That anti-piracy slogan might become a relevant question sooner than you think.
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