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Unless the cars are not in any way networked together or to an external server, then the potential for disaster from a computer virus is way too high (in my opinion) for automated cars.
Who would even think about adding in networking capability to a automated car? They will probably have some sort of "On-Star" system in them sorta like we have today. But im certain the code that drives the car itself is kept separately all by itself so the possibility of a "car virus" is not possible, yet anything worth mentioning.
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Auto driving cars by 2040? I'm still waiting for my personal hover car were were all supposed to have by the 1960s.
We have them, they now look like this.



Just not feasible for a on-road vehicle. Plus the idea of flying cars is just completely absurd. The amount of time they would have to invest in creating a network of "roads" in the air is a waste of time. If you wanna travel fast, take a plane.
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The problem of driving in the US, is that many people see it as right instead of a privilege.
When I turned 17, I was living in Germany, and I had to pay 2000 Euro for my license, and go through a year of driving lessons to get my full license at 18. When I came back to the states, they just handed me a new license since I already had one... fortunately for them, driving is more of a natural ability for Germans than it is for others around the globe, not sure why that is.
Well really, it's not a problem, because that's how we as a culture decided it should be. It really is a right. In fact, it's a right for non-US citizens to drive in the US!
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You will still be able to drive those- on a closed track for fun. Just general driving on the road however will most likely be outlawed, do to how dangerous it is. Driving is the most dangerous thing the average person does in a day. Heck, it's usually more dangerous for a soldier to drive down to the airport to get shipped into a warzone then it is to be there and not driving.
The times we live in when driving is one of the most dangerous things the avg person can do. We live in good times. For these new cars to work I warrant a lot of Roads need to be changed. They will probably all be connected in a system where they can interact with each other apart from GPS. I think even 2040 is too soon.We still dont have a answer to current fuel shortage.

I doubt it, the only thing I can see holding us back is gas companies, the government and the costs for the infrastructure changes nationwide.

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Well really, it's not a problem, because that's how we as a culture decided it should be. It really is a right. In fact, it's a right for non-US citizens to drive in the US!

I'm a dual-citizen of both countries. It's my right there to drink a beer or anything else I desire while walking down the street, in front of police, but here it's a felony.

And I know it's a right for non-US citizens to do so. Believe me, I see their skills on a daily basis.
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Imagine for those of us that take long commutes to work. We could eat breakfast in the car and relax on the way. Laziness ftw! tongue.gif
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Back in my day we had to drive to school UP HILL BOTH WAYS! In the SNOW! Without 4wD!!! spoiled brats today.... err I mean tomorrow....
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Back in my day we had to drive to school UP HILL BOTH WAYS! In the SNOW! Without 4wD!!! spoiled brats today.... err I mean tomorrow....

Right right, and guess what? People before you didn't even have a car or even a bike, they walked everywhere. Even before that, people didn't even have school, they just threw sticks at animals to survive.

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Right right, and guess what? People before you didn't even have a car or even a bike, they walked everywhere. Even before that, people didn't even have school, they just threw sticks at animals to survive.

DAUM! all that I missed? "Sells truck and finds some sticks"
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Then I'll be stuck at the speed limit.
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I'm speaking in a sense where bus drivers etc lose their jobs entirely as programming a route into a automated bus only has to be done once. Eventually all of your store clerks will be replaced by machines that will attend to stocking shelves and cashing out customers allowing the store to run 24/7 without any employee's. This will eventually happen, the question is what happens when there is no longer any jobs for the human race other then to survive? Especially when most people wont have any income at all.

I think this is a common misconception about economics. This exact same argument went around when industrialization and automation started. Automation makes everything cheaper, and thus increases your buying power.

Even the poorest people today can buy things people in the 1940's couldn't even imagine. We don't want people working in jobs that aren't needed anymore, there's always something else people can do for a living.
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