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I feel it's a waste to spend $100 on a phone - the phone I'm replacing is an LG450.
I use the damn thing as a telephone - only. Voice and voice mail, period.
And - at a risk of becoming a rant - anyone who'd spend in the neighborhood of $1000 for a phone is ing nuts . . . and nuts is so damn polite compared to the place on their own anatomy I believe they use for a ski-mask.
Good point! Driver's Ed doesn't teach driving. I'm not sure what it teaches, but it sure doesn't teach driving--unless you live in a Nordic country like Belgium or Norway--there, they are required to teach such things as control skids, power slides, etc., because of icy roads.
Self driving cars? You'll never use a bank, airplane, or mobile phone again ...
TBH: compared to the quality of driving you get from trained, licenced, apparently legal drivers I suspect that a self driving car that drove itself into a tree one trip out of a thousand would be preferable company on the roads. It won't get drunk. It won't read the paper, text its mates, perform sex acts, disappear to have a rummage in the glove box, or just have such an intense chat with a passenger that eye contact is essential for minutes at a time. It won't let itself out on the road if it has a serious car defect, or if it's been disqualified, isn't insured, or - possibly - even stolen.
It won't drive the wrong way into traffic to get away from the police, it won't deliberate drive though pedestrian areas, it won't drive 10cm from your rear bumper because it's in a hurry - if it does, it's talking to the car in front and savign road space and energy.
Persuade me that all human drivers are better than that, before you try to prevent self driving cars ...
In a generation, manual driving will probably be frowned upon like drunk driving is today, and will almost certainly be illegal.
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Agree it's a generational thing, and will become widely adopted over time. Happens through a combination of better self-driving vehicles and acceptance by society that's (now) used to it. Remember how people used to value their private information? But, you grow up in a society where that's not valued, you don't know any different.
In terms of whether I'd trust it, depends. I believe in the power of technology to overcome complex problems--eventually. Agree also that it can become better than most drivers today (myself included of course--though I'm an excellent driver [Dustin Hoffman voice] )
The first many iterations, I'd want an attentive attendant ready to take over to (hopefully) avoid any more of the problems we've seen. I don't have a feel for how many real-world iterations we'd need until we could say, "yeah, this is safe enough and ready for production."
Well, if you don't send them the codez they ask for, it's really your own fault!
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Pedestrians I trust to behave in a predictable manner:
Anyone who is not using a phone on the street
Senile, blind, drunk, and drugged people pushing zimmer frames
Anyone using a phone on the street
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