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索尼的汽车预示了机器对机器加密支付的未来

2020-1-8 17:25

索尼公司在2020年国际消费电子展上发布了一款车——一款真正的、有轮子和座椅的实体车。显然,这款车名为Vision-S,是一款原型车,你可能不会去百思买买一些USB-C线缆和一个新的索尼whip。但一个简单的事实是,一家电子和软件公司正在向现实世界的移动性转变。


这对加密很有好处。


索尼首席执行官吉田贤一郎说:“这款原型机体现了我们对移动未来的贡献,包含了索尼的各种技术。”换句话说,索尼希望在移动领域占有一席之地。事实上,自从它首先发射了这个飞行器,它可能成为一个主要的玩家。但事实是,它在消费电子展和2020年先于其他人发布了这一模型,这一趋势将迫使其他玩家披露他们的工作。

 

我们为什么要开车?


有一种学派认为,当机器人开始为机器人付款时,加密货币和区块链的未来就会出现。这些机器人可能是打扫我们的房子,照顾我们的老人或开车带我们四处。在这种情况下,加密货币成为了价值转移媒介,所有的传感器、计算机和系统都与清洗地板或连接到全球价值互联网有关,最终取代了大多数支付方式。


汽车制造商可能不会配合。汽车销售和汽车制造商依赖于一些东西,最主要的是一个人会买一大块昂贵的钢铁,花相当长的时间在方向盘后面。索尼(Sony)、苹果(Apple)、英特尔(Intel)和无数的移动设备初创公司都没有利用这个过时的概念。对他们来说,汽车就是电脑。索尼的这款车装载了传感器——激光雷达、雷达和摄像头——以及360度的音频,还有一个巨大的环绕屏幕来娱乐司机。简而言之,这是汽车制造模式的开始,将汽车工业从20世纪拉进21世纪。


电动汽车是建立在索尼自己的平台上,它计划在多种车身配置中使用。据报道,根据汽车和司机的说法,它从0到60英里每小时的时间是4.8秒,最高时速为149英里每小时。这是一辆真正有动力的车。


我们对索尼未来的汽车计划知之甚少,而且这款概念车还远远没有准备好投入市场。但最终,这款车和许多类似的车将会实现无线通信和自动交通协商。如果你想更快地到达某地,你的钱包将会受到影响——你的车将会支付另一辆车的费用以超过他们——如果你能在路上多花几分钟,你将会花钱甚至赚钱。道路本身也会要求收取养路费,而当我们相对舒适地坐着时,我们会提出申请,索取教育材料和娱乐设施。而且,如果Facebook、苹果(Apple)和亚马逊(Amazon)能够如愿以偿,我们就不会刷信用卡了。

 


所有这些都假设索尼、苹果、谷歌和亚马逊都在考虑同样的事情。到目前为止,似乎是这样。他们是计算机公司。计算是建立在开放标准之上的,而传统汽车制造商为防止这种开放所做的任何事情都将为他们在网络之外赢得一席之地。新的无人驾驶、自动谈判的汽车也将面临驾驶员的阻力。也许我们会有一个这样的未来:暴躁的汽车爱好者吹嘘他们驾驶着2025年以前生产的老式汽车,既是“滚煤”又是“滚肉”。但在无人驾驶、不断谈判的车辆的冲击面前,任何东西都会被碾过。

 


最后,也许这款索尼汽车只是未来地平线上的一个偶然的流行。也可能是别的原因:一场烟火秀的开始,它将真正地把这种新生的技术变成主流。我们现在只能说,人们对即将到来的一切感到兴奋。

 

Sony announced a car – a real, physical vehicle with wheels and seats – at CES 2020 and everyone is losing their minds. Obviously, this car, called the Vision-S, is a prototype and you probably won't be going down to Best Buy to pick up some USB-C cables and a new Sony whip. But the simple fact remains that an electronics and software company is moving into real-world mobility.

 

This is good for crypto.

 

"This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility and contains a variety of Sony's technologies," said Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida. In other words, Sony wants a seat at the mobility table. In fact, since it launched this vehicle first it could be a major player. But the fact that it released this model at CES and in 2020 before anyone else will set a trend that will force other players to reveal their work.

 

Why should we car(e)?

 

There is a school of thought that believes the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain happens when robots begin paying robots. These robots might be cleaning our houses, taking care of our elders or driving us around. Cryptocurrency becomes the value transfer medium in this scenario and all of the sensors, computers and systems associated with washing our floors or getting us around connect to the worldwide internet of value and, in the end, supplant most payment methods.

 

Car manufacturers probably won't play ball. Car sales and car manufacturers depend on a few things, the primary one being that a human will buy an expensive hunk of steel and spend quite a while behind the wheel. Sony and Apple and Intel and countless mobility startups aren't harnessed to that antiquated notion. To them, cars are computers. The Sony car is packed with sensors – lidar, radar and cameras – and 360-degree audio with a huge, wraparound screen to entertain the driver. It is, in short, the beginning of a car-creation model that pulls the industry out of the 1900s and into the 2000s.

 

The electric vehicle is built on Sony's own platform, which it plans to use in multiple body configurations. It has a reported zero-to-60-mph time of 4.8 seconds, according to Car and Driver, and a max speed of 149 mph. It's a real car with real power.

 
 

We know very little about Sony's future car plans and the concept model is far from ready for the market. But eventually, this car and many like it will be communicating with each other wirelessly and negotiating traffic automatically. Your wallet will take a hit if you want to get somewhere faster  —  your car will pay another car to get ahead of them  —  and you'll spend or even earn if you can spare a few more minutes on the road. Roads themselves will request tolls for maintenance and, as we sit in relative comfort, we'll be making requests for applications, educational materials and entertainment. And, if Facebook, Apple and Amazon have their way, we won't be swiping a credit card.

All of this assumes Sony and Apple and Google and Amazon are all thinking the same thing. Thus far, it seems they are. They are computing companies. Computing is built on open standards, and anything traditional car manufacturers do to prevent that openness will earn them a spot outside of the network. The new driverless, self-negotiating cars will also face driver resistance. Maybe we'll have a future where petulant car lovers boast they are both "rolling coal" and "rolling meat" by driving their antiquated vehicles manufactured before, say, 2025. But anything that stands in front of the onslaught of driverless, constantly negotiating vehicles will be run over.

In the end, maybe this Sony car is a random pop on the future's horizon. Or maybe it's something else: the beginning of a firework show that will truly take this extremely nascent technology mainstream. All we can say right now is people are excited about what's to come.

原作者: John Biggs 来自: coindesk