Unplugging HAL

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Toolsmith
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Unplugging HAL

Want a driverless car? Are you SURE?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/what-if-your-car-says-no/article/2645265

I'll keep MY hands on the wheel, thank you.

pmconusa
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The only ones who want

The only ones who want driverless vehicles are the delivery companies so they can reduce their constantly increasing labor costs. They are having a hard time with getting to employ drones for the purpose and the driverless UPS or FedEx truck is an alternative.

We already have near driverless transportation with trains, planes and buses but no one would want to travel in them if there was no one up front driving, even though trains for example would be safer without them since they ride on dedicated space. We have drones that could be sized to carry passengers but would you want to fly in one that is being controlled by someone on the ground?
Our real problem is we do not look beyond our noses and waste tremendous amount of money on things, like space travel, and too little on the things that matter such as growing enough food to feed our population. Other societies are facing this latter problem which is why there are civil wars and vast migrations.

Melvin Udall
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Haven't you told us over and

Haven't you told us over and over that we can no longer grow enough food for our expected population? That we have reached the maximum production levels on such things?

anonymous_coward
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I want driverless cars for 1)

I want driverless cars for 1) people too old to drive (a real problem in Maine) and 2) people too drunk to drive.

Melvin Udall
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So you want driverless cars

So you want driverless cars for driverless cars?

Have you contemplated what damage they could do with such "miracles?"

pmconusa
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If there are ever driverless

If there are ever driverless cars allowed on the public thoroughfares the rich will eventually have them chauffer driven so they don't even have to plug in the destination and have someone to open and close the doors.

Melvin Udall
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Great! So now we have to

Great! So now we have to worry about elderly and drunken chauffeurs.

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