You do realize that the S is the largest selling model in that segment for any manufacturer?
Not that I'm saying that TSLA isn't still overpriced, or that the company will be around in 10 years. It is the lower priced (not existing) model that is crucial to build/sell -- the S is doing fine.
Unfortunately, a great earnings release is often followed by a drop anyway. It will be interesting to see what they forecast, in light of the MRK competition.
Labor participation rate in Obama's economy is at record lows.
The reason that it looks like this is that there are more retired folks still alive than ever. On the low age end, there are more people going to college than ever, so not "participating" in the labor market. If you limit the age range to prime working years, 18 to 54, then you find that we are up in participation level from Obama's 1st year. True, it was even higher pre-recession, until you get back another decade when it was more common to have a non-working spouse at home -- that luxury has gone away for most of us.
Most of the debt increase was already passed and coming, thanks to the previous administration.
Actually, the polls show that Republican women voters are almost as likely to vote for Trump as men are.
With your experience, you should know better. The bar isn't placed so high as to be perfection. It only needs to do a better job than texting drinking drug using telephoning Alzheimer's drivers do now (put me in that last group pretty soon).
"How stupid are the people of Iowa?"
We will see how that question by Trump gets answered in 3 weeks.
The INDY is an easier case to automate than real life driving applications, but yes that would be a cool starting point. Closed track racing will doubtlessly be a development site.
Just another problem to be solved. Can I assume that you never do any financial transaction online?
The pace of technological change is accelerating, not staying the same or declining. Think of the technology of a telephone 25 years ago, and what it is today. The sensors/controls/computation power will be conservatively 200x that of today's devices, at a much lower cost. Remember when anti-lock brakes were a $1200 option? In 2016 money, that would probably be close to $3000 today. Everyone has it, and the manufacturer's cost is maybe $100.
You are ol' fashioned. 25 years from now the entire market will be driverless. The number of auto accidents will plummet. Cars will all communicate, which will make traffic flow much better. You will be able to sleep or eat or whatever. It will be the equivalent of having a chauffeur, at a much lower cost. It will cost you much more for insurance if you have a DIY driver car, and you probably will not be able to use the fastest lanes on the expressways. Car companies that don't have driverless cars will go out of business.