Self-Driving Agriculture Systems Dependent On Space-Military?

Russia plans for 2024 to start a fleet of self driving taxis, according to Deputy Transport Minister Aleksey Semyonov.

Last year, the russian AI development company Cognitive Technologies installed its self-driving systems into combine harvesters. The pilot proved successful, and the technology will now be rolled out to 242 combines over the next years. The joint venture between Cognitive, Sherbank and Rusagro will see harvesters being fitted out with the technology during the 2020-2021 harvesting seasons in Belgorod, Tambov, Kursk, Orel, and Primorsky Krai, with the first installation coming next month.

The phase 3 testing of the autonomous driving system utilizes a live feed from a single video camera, which is analyzed using a convolutional neural network to allow the combine to maneuver itself in plowed/unplowed and mowed/unmowed fields. The Cognitive Agro Pilot setup is reported capable of operating in all weather and lighting conditions, doesn’t need GPS and includes object detection capabilities. If the vehicle leaves the preassigned route for any reason, the system will warn the mandatory human operator in the cabin so that manual corrections can be made.

USA has also it‘s self driving devices in agriculture, like combines and tractors. This is a very good place to test the functionality of the system. US Präsident Donald Trump started a military space programm in the beginning of his presidency. If you install a self driving vehicle system, steered from satellites out of the orbit you need a defence system to defend your steering system of your vehicles like cars, ships and aeroplanes or you will be very vulnerable.

What does Europe or Germany?

Germany builds and developes agricultural machines steered with GPS and cameras like the harvesters from Claas KGaA. What Europe is not able to do is to build a system to defend it‘s satellites. They bank on the NATO and the USA. USA has it‘s highest debt ever and announced in the past for several times to leave the NATO if Europe doesn‘t fullfill its promise to spend 2% of it‘s GDP in military. If the USA leave the NATO as it left the WHO in the last days, there will be no defense sytem for Europe‘s satellites.

Europe must build up it‘s own military industry and military systems. This means the Europe must allow the military industry to make business. Only if the military industry will be allowed to make international business it will have the money to develop future oriented weapons. Only an united Europe has the capacty to finance this efforts . If Europe will not unite stability will not be guaranteed.

4 policemen disarmed by one criminal!

This morning German radio station reports that one 31 year old man disarmed four policemen in the city of Oppenau/Black Forest in Germany. The police got a message on Sunday 12th of July 2020 that there is a suspect person in front of a hut in a garden. At first the man was cooperativ to the policemen, then suddenly he outdraw a pistol and instructed the four policemen to give him their arms. To impede an escalation the four policemen gave him their arms. The criminal was well known by the police also for breaking firearms law.

Now the police wrote a warrant and orders the population to stay at home and to pay attention to their security. There is no hint where the criminal hides. The burglar now has 5 pistols.

There was a story several years ago in that makes me smile. Herald Tribune wrote a story that some beduine on camels stopped a convoy of 4 egypt police Jeeps and instructed the policemen to give them their arms. The Egypt policemen reported that the caravan appears suddenly and after the incident they disappeared as fast as the wind.

Perhaps the policemen need an extended version of their training including mortal fighting and mental training/meditation especially how to to go up to criminals. It makes me perplex that one well known burglar could disarm 4 policemen in a state like Germany.

Corona death ratio shows that western states are behind Asia

On the list of the John Hopkins University the eleven states of the states with the highest corona death ratio ( death per population ) are Europe and the USA, followed by 5 South American states, including Brazil and Mexico. The states with the lowest corona death ratio is splitted into Asian and African states.

USA is on rank 9 with 39.72 people per 100.000 capita, China is on rank 131 with 0,33 deaths per 100.000 capita, India on rank 87 with 1,46 deaths per 100.000 capita. Taiwan has a death ratio of 0,03 peaple per 100.000 of it‘s citizens.

Both China and Taiwan closed the borders and shut down it‘s businesses consistently with full respect to their citizens and without respecting the businesses. Health care was the highest interest. So the death rate is very low and the economy would go on if there weren‘t the risks of other countries which doesn‘t sniff at the real corona risk.

There must be a reason why the asian states have a very much lower death rate than the western. Perhaps it is the same reason, why China could become on rank 2 in world bank raking within 25 years, after it has been very undeveloped and economically on Carey Street for several decades.

What’s concerning the African States is that the population is very young so there is a very lower death ratio than in the European states and USA. But this means that corona relieves the pension funds of the western states in a status where the baby boomer generation reach retirement.

The table where you will find the data I used

is valued on 07th of July 2020.

Last studies emerge that Corona infected persons will not be impervious to new corona infects, most notably if the infects has no remarkable symptoms. If this is true the vaccination will have no or less impact. And no one will be sure that he/she/it will not be infected again. And remeber Corona could be a deadly infection.