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Old September 28 2013, 08:41 AM   #135
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Re: Technological Stagnation

Humans love convenience. Anybody who spends ten hours a week in traffic will jump at the chance to own a self-driving car.

As for the coordination issue: we can reduce traffic by increasing the level of coordination on the roads. Much of those gains can be achieved through self-driving cars. More gains can be achieved through self-driving cars with high-speed communication among vehicles. Eventually, we will reach the point in which any additional gains would require a central control system. Each step has its pros and cons.
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