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I find the prospect of making driving a car illegal to be disgusting and intend to do all in my power to fight back.
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I find the prospect of making driving a car illegal to be disgusting and intend to do all in my power to fight back.

Rationally support your position?
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I find the prospect of making driving a car illegal to be disgusting and intend to do all in my power to fight back.
Eh. Manual driving tomorrow will probably be like horse riding today. It will never die out completely, just be inefficient, unsafe, and impractical activity reserved for people who romanticize tradition.

As people continue to lose interest in the backward practice, it would probably be illegal on interstate highways, but still legal on back roads, where one might presume a manual driver would be able to roll down his window and fist-bump a horse-carriage driving Amishman in passing.
    
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I don't find cycling fun. It's sweaty, tiring, slow, inconveniences all other road users and is one of the most unsafe methods of transport. Driving is significantly safer, faster and more modern but I don't hear many people trying to ban cyclists, or call cycling backwards. Instead it's being encouraged. Cyclists don't have to pay for insurance, tax for the upkeep of the road, or pass any kind of test before they are allowed on the roads like a motorist has to do, nor do they have the stability of four wheels, the strength of a bodyshell or the speed to keep up with the vehicles. There are bigger problems on the road than cars not driving themselves.
     
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Eh. Manual driving tomorrow will probably be like horse riding today. It will never die out completely, just be inefficient, unsafe, and impractical activity reserved for people who romanticize tradition.
As people continue to lose interest in the backward practice, it would probably be illegal on interstate highways, but still legal on back roads, where one might presume a manual driver would be able to roll down his window and fist-bump a horse-carriage driving Amishman in passing.

So much this.
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I don't find cycling fun. It's sweaty, tiring, slow, inconveniences all other road users and is one of the most unsafe methods of transport. Driving is significantly safer, faster and more modern but I don't hear many people trying to ban cyclists, or call cycling backwards. Instead it's being encouraged. Cyclists don't have to pay for insurance, tax for the upkeep of the road, or pass any kind of test before they are allowed on the roads like a motorist has to do, nor do they have the stability of four wheels, the strength of a bodyshell or the speed to keep up with the vehicles. There are bigger problems on the road than cars not driving themselves.
Bikes generally cost under $1000 and generally do less than a few thousand dollars of damage in an accident. They also stop if driver stop peddling.

Cars generally cost over $10,000 and can easily do $10K+ of propery damage. Cars are motorized and will continue if driver stops paying attention. They also have the ability to kill quite easily. This is why cars requires licensing and insurance.
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Eh. Manual driving tomorrow will probably be like horse riding today. It will never die out completely, just be inefficient, unsafe, and impractical activity reserved for people who romanticize tradition.
As people continue to lose interest in the backward practice, it would probably be illegal on interstate highways, but still legal on back roads, where one might presume a manual driver would be able to roll down his window and fist-bump a horse-carriage driving Amishman in passing.
Well it can never be ruled out entirely, part of the american dream for most men is owning a nice motorcycle. And we all know a self driving one of them will never exist in the next 200 years at least. Most, if not all of us, will be dead before any of this starts to become the norm.
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the idea of automated cars is stupid. very stupid. we will all be like the people in that movie wall-e. fat, stupid, lazy tards . sorry but I still would like to have actual hard working people instead of blobs sitting around on their automated cars.
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the idea of automated cars is stupid. very stupid. we will all be like the people in that movie wall-e. fat, stupid, lazy tards . sorry but I still would like to have actual hard working people instead of blobs sitting around on their automated cars.
Cars haven't required even the slightest bit of physical fitness since the days of the Flintstones.

Honestly, one of the first scenarios I thought of when this came up would be the awesome opportunity to go to my car on a Friday after work, have a meal in the car, surf the web a bit, and go to sleep, to wake up on Saturday morning up in remote mountains or a distant city, whereupon I would step out of the car and explore something new amazing to me on foot.

I'm not sure how avoiding a mind-numbing sedentary activity like driving in order to do something novel and physical would make a person into a slow-witted fatty, but I guess that's due to a lack of creativity.
    
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