The fear that we will become completely automated has been around for some time. Others may call it a dream. Cars are almost there.
According to Hot Rod, “It started with the automatic transmission; tomorrow won’t be like today. Irreversibly, tomorrow will be populated with robot cars transporting humans that will not know how to drive a manually operated automobile. Will a test lab somewhere in the heights of Berkeley be allowed to resolve the difficult questions, or will it be put into the hands of typically apathetic voters. On every level, future generations will be amazed at the amount of freedom our society once had.”
Don’t believe it? Name someone that drives a stick shift? Even semis are turning automatic.
“There are some strong pluses and minuses to the controversial topic of autonomous cars, so lets play devil’s advocate for both sides. The good news is driverless cars will remove the steering wheel from the hands of people that really shouldn’t be driving,” Hot Rod said.
The minus is a way of life will be gone, and can even to go to extremes, ads that may be seen from the air could be made by letters and numbers painted on the tops of cars. Who thought of this? It would cause problems for commuters. People with places to go would find themselves delayed for the sake of advertising. Don’t we contribute to the rich enough? Those without numbers on their cars could be pushed back and delayed, or cars with numbers slown down to make the most of the advertiser’s dollar. If the cars are that well controlled, what would stop them from taking it just because they need a “w” right now? Think people.