Remember when blue-checks mocked President Trump for this take on the crashed 737 Max jet in Africa?
Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
Well, NY Mag’s “Intelligencer” just tweeted the same thought:
These crashes illustrate the dangers of poorly integrating human and automatic control, a problem that will only worsen as automation becomes more ubiquitous. @manvbrain writes https://t.co/sXEhQF6irL
— Intelligencer (@intelligencer) May 10, 2019
From the article:
While the plane was not a Boeing and did not involve a control system like the one implicated in the recent crashes of Lionair Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, the overall circumstances eerily echo the conditions that led to the loss of the two 737 Max jets. In all three cases, pilots suffered a dangerous and unexpected emergency during takeoff, lost the automation that they were used to relying on, and lacked the necessary skills to adequately handle the ensuing crisis. As such, these crashes illustrate the dangers of poorly integrating human and automatic control, a problem that will only worsen as automation becomes more ubiquitous.
In other words, Trump was right? Again? Time for some apologies, guys:
You fly on the MOST technologically advanced passenger airplane in the world – Air Force One. Take a moment to meet the men and women who fly it. I have. They are not MIT scientists, but brave, amazing PILOTS of the USAF. Don't disparage what they do; honor their service. https://t.co/pH4z46UG7X
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) March 13, 2019
Yeah, what we really need is the "planes are too technological and stuff" guy figuring this all out via one minute & fifteen sec convos with the Boieng CEO in between KFC wings… https://t.co/N9sP2fBklT
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) March 13, 2019
The US President believes modern planes rely too much on automation – is he right? We take a closer look at the new high-tech Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft involved in the fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend tonight on #abc730 https://t.co/dlScPkOIrr
— Nadia Daly (@nadiasdaly) March 13, 2019
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) March 13, 2019
And on and on and on.