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Old 04-29-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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I wouldn't come down too hard on the OP; he's a very young person dealing with an issue that's going to affect him very seriously until he either conquers or surrenders to it. But he has an unrealistic faith in technology which is far too common among his age-mates, and he's in for some painful un-learning.

And the conflict between ever-larger freight vehicles and smaller, economy-conscious personal vehicles is escalating. not to mention a growing portion of seniors and/or people with medical conditions who can't drive. So I have to admit a bit of grudging respect for Mr. mynameisnotpeter. People in his position need an articulate spokesperson just to keep an eye on things, but he has to recognize that he represents a small group, and is likely in for a long wait.

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Old 04-29-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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You'll have to pry the steering wheel from my cold dead hands.
More than likely, someone will be prying the steering wheel from your old {but very much alive} arthritic hands.

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:07 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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More than likely, someone will be prying the steering wheel from your old {but very much alive} arthritic hands.
Mine too, since I'm stubborn and refuse to cave completely to technology.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:28 AM
 
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it will just put more people out of work if it were to be fully implemented: commercial vehicle drivers, bus drivers, etc.
It's an inevitability and it's certainly going to be interesting times. You can't stop technological progress because it's going to take someone's job. The capitalistic society we have is going to need to make some adjustments. As more jobs are taken you have less and less people to pay for the technology, it's a two way street. Workers depend on companies for products and companies depend on workers for revenue. If no one has a job there is no revenue.

Predictions like this have been made in the past but this is different because now the machines are becoming "intelligent". They could conceivably do any job in the future.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Mine too, since I'm stubborn and refuse to cave completely to technology.
I would rather cave to technology than turn into that person that always has to depend on someone else to take them somewhere.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I would rather cave to technology than turn into that person that always has to depend on someone else to take them somewhere.
That part, I agree with. I don't wanna go if I can't get there on my own, but if it has to be in something I can no longer change the oil in then forget it!
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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I am. People end up hating others if they have to drive them around, I guess that's understandable. Robots and computers won't get mad at you, cause they're programmed to do whatever, and they're machines, so they can't get mad at you. Pretty sad it has to go to that. Relying on robots because people don't want to help others, so we have to build robots and program them to help us (that'd probably happen anyway, but that's not my point).

Google take the wheel (literally)
I don't like driving so I would definitely love a car that drives itself.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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More than likely, someone will be prying the steering wheel from your old {but very much alive} arthritic hands.
could that have been a rhetorical answer?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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That part, I agree with. I don't wanna go if I can't get there on my own, but if it has to be in something I can no longer change the oil in then forget it!
Well, if you are too decrepit to drive, you are probably also too decrepit to change the oil......so it won't really matter.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:14 AM
 
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could that have been a rhetorical answer?
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