— Cars that Drive Themselves : A recipe for disaster —
Making the PCs and Macs of the world in control of the cars, another freedom we should give up to make the world a safer place.
I would say it’s alright for public transportation, and maybe a few taxis, but being the norm, is taking more than I want to give. The thought of autonomous cars is a nightmare, that I feel I don’t have a choice of, and I am being dictated to drive.
In a free country it seems to be in conflict with the American principles, self driving cars.
Cars that drive themselves is the future of the world’s transportation, it’s just the transition to that future, that I question. Is it dictatorial, or self accepting, like a second nature?
Some demonstrative systems, precursory to autonomous cars, date back to the 1920s and 30s. The first self-sufficient (and therefore, truly autonomous) cars appeared in the 1980s, with Carnegie Mellon University‘s Navlab and ALV projects in 1984 and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr University Munich‘s Eureka Prometheus Project in 1987.
It’s losing control of my life, I’m already at God’s will with nature and old age.
I guess I’m now at the mercy of the technological singularity, the piece of the future that I cringe at. It reminds me of the destination story, what do we do when we get there? Is there a party at the end?
It should be a celebration of the journey, not the destination… the destination is truly death. So we have technology to keep us company, till that inevitable destination of death appears. It’s an empty companion that we fill up with loving someone or others, and the memories remain in our reminiscing.
It’s a monster, that’s not so gentle and feeling, but it makes decisions at the blink of an eye. It doesn’t have remorseful feelings, it just does by the logic of algorithms. It doesn’t feel!
If you get in an accident, the bureaucratic team gets in charge, and they lose the accountability of the accident with all the political rigmarole. They don’t want to be accountable to you for their failures, but they want you to be accountable with their failures, without choice.
I can’t even get a new car without the hackable options, but it comes with every new car. I should have the option of not getting it installed in the first place. The choice is yours, or it should be.