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Old January 12th, 2018, 04:46 PM   #11
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How many computer crashes are there compared to abject human brain-fade?
How many?
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Old January 12th, 2018, 04:59 PM   #12
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There will always be enough people that actually enjoy driving to provide a market for "manual" cars.
I believe legislation will make your only chance to be on closed courses and not on public streets.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 05:02 PM   #13
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How many?
I can't quantify it, but there is data about quite a few vehicle-miles already driven autonomously with, TTBPMK one minor slow speed fender-bender that wasn't blatantly the fault of the human controlled vehicle involved.

Here are two pretty good links.

https://www.axios.com/humans-cause-m...e6ef2c0b9.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/auto...-idUSL2N1MF1RO
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This is interesting there is a thread is saying that US Auto Companies are in deep trouble.


Can LWNC make up their minds.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 07:41 PM   #15
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There will always be enough people that actually enjoy driving to provide a market for "manual" cars.
Driving cars will be like riding horses.
People will do it in their spare time, for fun.
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This will revolutionize the murder and kidnaping industries. No more getting your hands dirty. Completely hands free violent felonies for hire.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 09:35 PM   #17
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This technology will save thousands of lives every year.
And it makes the car as a service replace the car as an asset.
It's huge boost to the economy when they get this in place.
The big application that you don't yet, is limited access highways, no drivers allowed, where cars can average 150 mph on a trip, Boston to New York in a little over an hour, door to door. While you nap, or work or watch a movie....
I wish I could be excited goober.

"Getting there" is at least half the fun of going someplace. Traveling by car is cool because it's something I don't do all the time.

What I see in the uber-technical mind is the tendency to make being anywhere the same as being anywhere else. I'm going to head to Denver, an incredibly beautiful, never-get-tired-of-it drive, and nap, or work, or watch a movie?????

Another facet of the uber-technical mind is to increasingly remove human beings from natural, actual physical contact with the earth. Watching a damned movie is nowhere on my list of desires of things I might want to do on the road to Denver.

What happens to a human being when machines are not only doing almost all of the work, but they are making decisions for us?

We are being lured into turning ourselves over to intelligent machines. If it happens, what then is being a human being?
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The day a computer that never crashed is produced is the day I might consider getting in one of the cars, but not before.

Can you f**king imagine sitting there and seeing your steering wheel-less car heading right for another car or worse?

Hmmm...or perhaps that "or worse" being all of those future driver-less vehicles around the country being hacked into at the same time and, all of a sudden, on some early Monday rush hour morning, locking their passenger's doors and taking them all for a ride...to Detroit?



(Come to think of it, there is the makings of an interesting sci-fi horror story with this driver-less car idea.)
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Old January 13th, 2018, 12:23 AM   #19
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Hmmm...or perhaps that "or worse" being all of those future driver-less vehicles around the country being hacked into at the same time and, all of a sudden, on some early Monday rush hour morning, locking their passenger's doors and taking them all for a ride...to Detroit?



(Come to think of it, there is the makings of an interesting sci-fi horror story with this driver-less car idea.)
They did it in the 80s..i think it was a king film. Maximum overdrive
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They did it in the 80s..i think it was a king film. Maximum overdrive
Oh yeah, I forgot about that story, of which King directed the movie that was based on that story, as well as wrote that story.

But I guess this time around the mechanism behind the vehicles having minds of their own would be based on technology rather than some supernatural phenomena...which could make it a more interesting story this time around, I think.

I wonder if King has ever considered revisiting this idea, given the thought of future driverless vehicles?
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