Lessons Learned – The Hard Way
In the wake of the most infamous maritime tragedies in history, we would modify the Titanic’s sister ships with two important features; double-hull designs would extend up the sides of the hull, and the dimensions of the water-tight compartments, which would be modified to better-protect against flooding.
There were many other lessons that helped pave the way for the additional insulating layers of safety, but for the 1,500 lives that would be claimed by the frigid Atlantic waters in the early morning of April 15th, 1912, it was too late. No amount of reconciliation would matter.
Translating the Titanic’s lessons to the Tesla argument, are we blasting full-steam-ahead into sinister (and undetected) iceberg field? Is there something we’re overlooking here? Tesla would assert no such thing – they can’t if they are to make the Tesla model a successful automobile in the eyes of consumers.
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Tesla needs to bolster support and captivate new markets anywhere it can. With Tesla’s lucrative business model, sales volume will be key.
As such, production needs to blow Tesla cars off the assembly lines with a wartime tenacity.
In all the hype and excitement, with the Tesla reputation hanging precariously in the balance, will Elon be able to ensure his cars are up to the task of fully-autonomous capabilities by his deadline?
Tesla is confident, but there is enough doubt cast upon the operation by highly-acclaimed sources to raise a few prominent red flags.
The bottom line is – Elon Musk is an extremely talented visionary, and his impact on the automobile, as we know it, is undeniable. Tesla makes great cars that are changing the game forever.
The question I pose it a simple one: “What are we forgetting?” What type of new dangers will emerge as a result of these pioneering new technologies? We can speculate these questions until the carcass of the dead horse we’re beating is pulverized into the very soil of the earth, but only time will tell.