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i will never, ever, put my life in the hands of a robotic car. ever.

No.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Driving is a waste of your life.... you could reading, studying, watching TV, surf the web, or other more productive time wastes.
Hello software enforced speed limits of 100 mph and no more traffic.
Look at highways.... and the cause of traffic. Traffic is mainly due to the inadequacies of humans. Why do people drive with 100 ft of space between each other? Why is there an "All Red" at traffic lights for a few seconds? Why do I have to wait for a red light when there is no one on the other road? Why must I sit in traffic due to rubbernecks looking at an accident on the other side of the highway?

I enjoy driving too much to consider it a waste of time. Watching propaganda on tv is far more wasteful, in my opinion.

In fact, i'd quite like a job that involves it. Taxi's, courier, etc. I can imagine what this would do to such jobs if it ever came a reality.


I also leave alot of room between me and cars in front. That way i spend less time braking (which keeps the flow of traffic at a constant speed) and allows room for other road users to merge.
Edited by Thingamajig - 9/18/12 at 12:09pm
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post

Driving really isn't a waste of your life if you enjoy driving, to each their own.
I don't know of anyone that enjoys driving in their daily commute through traffic.

I think by the time this is feasible (not 2040, that's just a wild guess by CNN) manual driving will be an esoteric activity. Though for most of the safety and other benefits of automated driving to come into effect most cars will need to be automated (doesn't matter how safe your automated car is if half or a third of drivers are still idiot humans behind the wheel). Still, I wouldn't mind being able to take a nap or play some video games on a longer trip.
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i will never, ever, put my life in the hands of a robotic car. ever.
No.

Do you ever fly in a plane? You are doing it every time.
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i will never, ever, put my life in the hands of a robotic car. ever.
No.

Have fun biking everywhere in 30 years then, as manual driving won't be legal on the roads.
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I don't know of anyone that enjoys driving in their daily commute through traffic.
I think by the time this is feasible (not 2040, that's just a wild guess by CNN) manual driving will be an esoteric activity. Though for most of the safety and other benefits of automated driving to come into effect most cars will need to be automated (doesn't matter how safe your automated car is if half or a third of drivers are still idiot humans behind the wheel). Still, I wouldn't mind being able to take a nap or play some video games on a longer trip.

Call me a weirdo then, because my 350z puts a smile on my face everyday.
post #66 of 299
This is great to get the Kia drivers on these cars. Anyone that drives simply because they have to should be on one of these. Thats 95% of the population.
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Driving really isn't a waste of your life if you enjoy driving, to each their own.
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Originally Posted by VaiFanatic View Post

^This.
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

I too love driving. Heck, I'd rather drive an automatic over a car that could drive itself! Manual or paddle-shift for me thanks.
Basic economics..... would you rather be doing something else than driving?

Why are you online right now? Go drive.


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i will never, ever, put my life in the hands of a robotic car. ever.
No.
Why not? You put your hands in the life of yourself who is less accurate, slower reaction time, make mistakes, affected by sleep, affected by sneezing, can pay attention 100% of the time, can't see in the dark, etc. You put your hand in the life of other as well who suffer the same weaknesses.

Most of the time planes or shipts are on auto-pilot... a robot.
Pacemakers, respirators, and life-support.... computers.
Edited by DuckieHo - 9/18/12 at 12:10pm
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I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords chauffeurs.

Driving is far too boring an activity for me to actually be bothered to pay attention. I tend to fall into some pretty vivid daydreams that sorta overlay reality as a matter of course, regardless of activity. It's inherently unsafe for everyone for me to be on the road. Further, it's frustrating for me, being stuck in a metal cage and being forced to into flocking patterns with other people without any means of escape, just so I can get somewhere to do something that I am reluctantly obligated to do.

The world would be a happier place if I didn't have to deal with that nonsense.
    
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Basic economics..... would you rather be doing something else than driving?
Why are you online right now? Go drive.

Can't drive right now, I'm too busy being a bad employee.
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inb4 cars get viruses that cause them to randomly crash and kill people, particularly specifically targeted people such as politicians
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