+1Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:I think that computer assisted cars are a more likely scenario for the future than completely driverless cars. I saw a t.v. ad for a new car that has warnings for when you drift out of a lane, warnings for the blind spot in your mirror, and I think brake over-ride; that is, if you drop your burger in your lap and aren't eyeing the road in front, it will brake if there's a crash or slow down ahead. Other features are sure to follow.
Remember cars that park automatically? Driverless parallel parking? I don't know how well this was received, but I don't see ads featuring it. I personally pride myself on my parallel parking. I don't want to hand it over to a computer.
In any case, I would imagine that drivers will still need to be alert with hands on the wheel and foot ready at the brake, particularly in city traffic. So no robot cars, but rather enhanced cars that will make driving safer in conjunction with a person at the wheel.
"Fun" and driving are not two words that generally go together.Dofpic wrote:... The Car is so fun to drive why would I want it driverless. …
Easy: Some of my colleagues spend 2+ hours per day = 10 hours a week = 40 hours per month. (round numbers) So a full working week per month out of your private life for the privilege of working for someone else somewhere else. If you are doing 50 miles in UK conditions then you are probably at 3 hours a day.tom0311 wrote:… I'd hate to know how long people spend doing it every year.
Money is useful but can be acquired in various ways. Time is perishable. When its gone, its gone.tom0311 wrote: … The more I think about it, the thought of working at the spar down the road becomes quite attractive. …
Transporter seems to be the wrong name for that particular piece of kit. It doesn't really transport anything; it destroys the original and recreates it somewhere else. Legally, if you used a transporter, you would be dead, and the thing now claiming to be you would be a machine-made imposter.lagartija wrote:The Star Trek transporter would be the best solution. Who wants to be the first human to try it out?
Also, disassembling someone and beaming them would take a significant amount of power, so we have to harness the matter/antimatter thing first.
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