Google Cars

In 2012, Nevada  was the first state to allow autonomous cars on the road. I’m not sure about you guys but I’m a bit hesitant about this one. Being a lover of technology I can’t completely be against this but I also can’t deny how dangerous this is. Other states have already starting to warm up to the idea and Florida and California have legalized autonomous cars on their roads. I’m not sure what would happen in future if everyone was to drive these types of cars and they were affordable.

Pros:
1. You can text while driving.
2. You can drink that coffee even while speeding down the highway.
3. Women can put on makeup in the car.
4. People can finally eat breakfast in the car with two hands while speeding down the highway.
…the list goes on.

Cons:
1. There’s a glitch and you die in a fiery car wreck.
2. There’s a glitch and you die in a fiery car wreck.
3. There’s a glitch and you die in a fiery car wreck.

I’m not a fan of dying in a fiery car wreck so I think I will save my money for something else. I’m just afraid of what others will be doing. I don’t want to get hit by a driverless car. But then again, I can already potentially get hit by a car driven by a person because many car crashes occur due to human error. I mean, who hasn’t gotten hit or hit someone with a car. I guess we will see how this will pan out. I hope that this will be for the better and that it will promote safety on the road. There is another downside to this though. As I have mentioned in a previous post about technology making us think less, this definitely fits in with that. I know that technology makes everything easier and tries to take human error out of everything, but ultimately we are having to learn less and less over the years. It is something to think about but I don’t think we can avoid it. Progress is a good think but with it are consequences we must face.

What do you think about this? Is it a good thing? Would you be interested in buying one someday?

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