Elon Musk's Starlink satellite beta coming soon

Jamie McKane

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Elon Musk's Starlink satellite beta coming soon

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite Internet service is set to launch in beta in the near future, according to reports from users who have signed up for early access to the service.

Users who expressed interest in the satellite Internet product and provided their ZIP codes to the company have received emails requesting their full address.
 

rubber_otter

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Same old.
This is what 'straya said when ol' Musky told them he would build them a battery farm.

This is Elon ****ing Musk. He tends to do what he says he is going to do.
 

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This is what 'straya said when ol' Musky told them he would build them a battery farm.

This is Elon ****ing Musk. He tends to do what he says he is going to do.
Lol yeah he just misses the timeframe.

If Musk's latest claim that fully autonomous vehicles are coming soon sounds oddly familiar, that's because it is. Tesla's CEO has been touting the idea that the company's cars will drive themselves for nearly half a decade now. As far back as early 2016, Musk has been making claims that fully autonomous vehicles will be here sooner than we think. At first, he set his sights on the end of 2017, at which point he claimed Tesla vehicles would be able to make autonomous cross-country road trips. He restated that promise during a 2017 appearance at the TED Conference. That goal eventually shifted to simply demonstrating the car's capability to complete such a trip rather than unleashing the tech on all Teslas, but that benchmark was never met, either.

Despite those initial misses, Musk has continued to make bold proclamations about self-driving Teslas. In January 2017, he responded to a tweet asking for "full self-driving capability" in Teslas by saying it would arrive in "3 months maybe, 6 months definitely." It didn't. In June 2018, the CEO said in a tweet that the company would activate "full self-driving features" in Tesla vehicles with a software update planned for August. A spokesperson for the company quickly walked back the promise and said that Tesla would offer "limited" self-driving features rather than full autonomy, and Musk's promised delivery date once again came and went without actually delivering.

In 2019, Musk started this hype cycle again. In August, while appearing on the ARK Invest podcast, he claimed that Tesla will "feature-complete on full self-driving" technology by the end of the year, claiming that the company's vehicles will be able to "find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you all the way to your destination without an intervention." The end of 2019 came and went without Tesla managing to deliver on this promise.

On the same podcast, Musk claimed that by the end of 2020, Tesla's self-driving features would be so reliable that drivers would be able to sleep in their car while the vehicle gets them to their destination. The end of 2020 has become the new placeholder date for Musk's self-driving dreams to be realized. On top of the promise of full autonomy, Musk has also claimed that the company would have as many as one million "robotaxis," or cars operating with no one in them, by the end of 2020. In that case, he at least warned that his prediction could be wrong, but claimed it would be for regulatory problems rather than a failure to deliver the technology.
 

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I thought starlink will cover most of planet earth. My address is not on the sign-up page ? Or is it just a subset of locations ?

EDIT: Nevermind - found it.
 
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