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#1 Rutlefan

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:34 AM

Funny reference used in a curious argument (I get collector car market values, but the "Electric Singularity"?... not so much). Cool nonetheless.

http://www.roadandtr...be-collectible/

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention that fact that the Electric Singularity is probably going to arrive within the next 30 years or so, at which point owning a gasoline-powered car will become a difficult and expensive pastime for a relatively small number of high-net-worth people. Overnight, the collector market will collapse to a blue-chips-only situation. The Red Barchetta that your uncle puts in his country place will be a ‘77 Turbo Carrera or a ‘13 997.2 GT3. It won’t be a fried-egg car.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:27 PM

I read that twice. I don't get the point the author is trying to make aboot the collector car market.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:02 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 14 June 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

I read that twice. I don't get the point the author is trying to make aboot the collector car market.
It will collapse when a viable e-car finally hits the market (the event being described as a "singularity". See: https://en.wikipedia...cal_singularity )

Right now, anyone who wants to go beyond a few trips across town needs a gas-powered vehicle, unless you're willing to stop every hour or so to re-charge.  But the author believes that at some point they will produce an electric vehicle capable of making cross-country trips as efficiently (timewise) as a gas guzzler.  That machine will be the "technical singularity" that kills the gasoline industry and effectively reduces classic cars to really fancy paperweights.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:03 PM

I'll drop this thread in the Random Samples Science Folder.  :)

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:10 PM

View Postgoose, on 14 June 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 14 June 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

I read that twice. I don't get the point the author is trying to make aboot the collector car market.
It will collapse when a viable e-car finally hits the market (the event being described as a "singularity". See: https://en.wikipedia...cal_singularity )
...an electric vehicle capable of making cross-country trips as efficiently (timewise) as a gas guzzler.  That machine will be the "technical singularity" that kills the gasoline industry and effectively reduces classic cars to really fancy paperweights.
With the number of gas vehicles on the road it would take decades after singularity makes it to market. Trailer Queens are effectively fancy paperweights now.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:35 PM

There was a Rush question on Jeopardy today.  I think it was a rerun.




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