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Google's self-driving car apparently works
But why do we need it?
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I don't get it
Maybe I'm a Luddite, but I don't know why we need self-driving cars.
For one thing, technology does fail and I can't think of anything worse than being in a car controlled by a computer system that fails.
For another thing, this will make people more dependent (we have enough dependency as it is thank you very much) and it will take car repair and maintenance even further out of the reach of the average person. How is that good?
I don't get it.
What happened to the MIT professor who had a completely plausible system for using solar to produce hydrogen at home (hydrogen is easily made by splitting water (H20) into oxygen and hydrogen) which would allow you to power your car with fuel of your own making?
Now that would be a worthwhile thing to pour money into to bring to market.
But apparently there was no money for that idea, so he took a job at Harvard and started teaching kids there to worry about global warming instead.
Something's not right with this picture.
Technology that tightens the noose of dependency vs. technology that makes people independent.
Given the choice, I know what I'd choose every time.
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