Drinking and (self) Driving Cars – Policy & Wearables

 

Within the decade, I think self driving cars will be the norm.  It will be a “why would you take the risk driving yourself” type of situation.  Not to mention some really interesting side effects such as lobbying from alcohol brands and insurance companies.  Imagine your car is its own designated driver – wow.   After all, this is a kit that can be applied to any car, not just google cars.   They are on the road, being used, and really no one is excited anymore – this baffles me.  Plus, there is a very interesting scenario where this allows cars to be turned into offices or 3rd places, where no one needs to know how to drive anymore.  Driving will only be a recreational sport.   But I digress…

At the same time, google glass is making a fight to not be banned by key states for use while driving –
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-25/google-glass-faces-driving-bans-as-states-move-to-bar-use.html

What a dichotomy :
Partial cyborg = scares the public
fully automated robot that completely takes over = okay, I want one.

So in a sense, it seems that humans are scared of the human element. 

Who will get to decide how much we allow machines to help us.

12 mins. – pd 

 

 

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