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Old 12-24-2018, 16:26   #1
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I think we all heard about "flying cars" when we were little, and expected technology to provide such a thing by the time we were adults.

Well, even as technology has progressed, it hasn't progressed THAT fast.

Yes, there are flying cars, but not commercially built ones, they are toys for the ultra rich........or James Bond.

What they DO have now, is "self driving" vehicles. The future begins.....


Even with all the lunatics on the roads, I still feel safer knowing there's a person behind the wheel who can make a snap decision.......like braking for a woman on a bicycle (which a self driving car did not stop for and ran over). What if that was a kid running after a toy or ball that went out into the street?

A.I. is not sufficient enough in my opinion to warrant the existence of the public use of such tech. Even with the most advanced "super computer" that current tech has to offer, is still too slow and not capable of making enough calculations per millisecond on what can go wrong on the road, much less adjust correctly for driving conditions of varying degrees.




How do you feel about "self driving" vehicles?

Do they scare you?

Would you use one?

Is putting these things out on public roads worth the lives of people, just to fill the pockets of ultra-greedy corporations with more money than they already know what to do with?

Would you TRUST one with your life???

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I'm not ready to trust self-driving cars yet. And after hearing the reports of baby monitor and computer camera hacking there are a few other technologies I'm not so sure about!

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I'm not even sure I would trust that I wouldn't be rear-ended by a car with auto braking. And don't say anything around Alexa anything you don't want messaged to someone.

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How do you feel about "self driving" vehicles?

Do they scare you?

Would you use one?

Is putting these things out on public roads worth the lives of people, just to fill the pockets of ultra-greedy corporations with more money than they already know what to do with?

Would you TRUST one with your life???
I'm a technologist and am gainfully employed because our technology is always breaking or failing.

So having said that - I don't trust insulin pumps let alone self driving cars. My theory - this is the automobile industry trying to expand their market - especially among older people who are dealing with health issues like cataracts etc thus taking them out of the auto market.

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once they are perfected. They aren't there yet. Would be nice to have less alcohol related traffic accidents. And I wouldn't have to worry about driving at night which I hate. They are the future but probably not for another twenty years.

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A.I. is not sufficient enough in my opinion to warrant the existence of the public use of such tech.

Even with the most advanced "super computer" that current tech has to offer, is still too slow and not capable of making enough calculations per millisecond on what can go wrong on the road, much less adjust correctly for driving conditions of varying degrees.

How do you feel about "self driving" vehicles?

Would you TRUST one with your life???
IBM is working on it, and you can bet that super-computers are crunching numbers, to make better processors, for cars.

I think that they will ultimately appear, as a regular means of transport. And they will probably be pretty trustworthy.

What I don't trust is that computers will be everywhere, soaking up data, on everything that we do.


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Often when I see certain technology being used I'm reminded of some of the first Star Trek episodes. So much of what they and other Sci.Fi shows back then faked is real now now. Such talking computers. Automatic doors. Automatic indoor environment control. Holographic images. Voice and face recognition.

I'm so amazed at how much was once fiction is now reality. When I was young, there were no personal computers, electric typewriters were a new invention, air conditioning was in the form of window units, buildings had windows that opened, rotary phones were the norm and there were still some party lines in use. There were no jets, just airplanes, and you had to walk out to them and walk up a portable staircase. There was no weather radar and forecasts were iffy at best - certainly no early warning of severe weather.

Most technology makes our lives better and easier.

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I'm a technologist and am gainfully employed because our technology is always breaking or failing.
Unfortunately, it appears the same can be said about new Airplanes...OMG


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