Here is this weekend’s Open Thread (sorry it’s a bit late), but first, consider this…
There has been a lot of talk about how computer-controlled, driverless cars will eventually eliminate human-piloted automobiles.
A new CNN piece this weekend reiterates this claim.
With a top speed near 25 MPH, it’s designed for city living, not road trips, but extensive testing with earlier technology suggests that Google autonomous driving technology is significantly safer than human drivers, particularly at highway speeds. Google expects to be testing the prototype on Northern California streets in early 2015.
Me, I hate this idea. I want freedom, not enslavement to a computer (says the guy who makes his living on a computer).
What do you folks think?