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Old September 10 2013, 08:24 PM   #67
Lindley
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Re: Technological Stagnation

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The concept of automated cars isn't feasable. On highways, perhaps. In cities, never.

There will ALWAYS be situations a computer cannot cope with, and the human needs to take over. But that human will be playing chess or masturbating inside his car in the meantime, his situational awareness is gone. That problem cannot be solved and that's why it will not work.
Complete nonsense.

Please provide examples of problems a computer could not respond to.
A hijacking. A toxic spill. Any situation where the best thing to do is put the pedal to the metal and get out of there. Actually it's not that the computer couldn't respond, but I suspect it would respond wrong.

Everyone's been saying that in an emergency, the car would just pull over to the side and brake. Is it going to understand that there are times when that's MORE dangerous?
I don't think anyone is proposing a system that can't be overridden.
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