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Old September 9 2013, 07:42 PM   #30
Location: QC, IL, USA
Re: Technological Stagnation

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
RoJoHen wrote: View Post
I'm not saying the technology can't work. I just have a hard time putting my life in the hands of something other than myself. If the technology takes off and proves itself to be a better solution, then I'll support it. I just tend to lean on the side of caution. If I'm going to die, I'd rather it be my own fault than the fault of some computer error.
The side of caution would be not to trust humans to operate fast-moving wheeled death machines in the first place.
I concede that point, for sure. This is why we need transporters.

A driverless car would certainly have advantages, especially for long roadtrips. If I never have to drive myself through Nebraska again, I'll be a happy man.

But I love driving, and sometimes I just get in my car and drive around for fun without any particular destination in mind. I would need the ability to turn off the auto-pilot so that I can still drive myself around when I want to.
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