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Old 05-07-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Well, if you are too decrepit to drive, you are probably also too decrepit to change the oil......so it won't really matter.
I'm just really old school, mind you. I want nothing to do with newer crap and prefer the older classic trucks since I can maintain those, but I'm definitely NOT decrepit!
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I'm just really old school, mind you. I want nothing to do with newer crap and prefer the older classic trucks since I can maintain those, but I'm definitely NOT decrepit!
I'm not either, and I hope I never am............BUT..........if that day ever comes.......I will gladly use a self-driving car.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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Google is now testing their self driving cars in city traffic. Why wouldn't we at least try this stuff? People used to think bottled water was a bad idea.
Bottled Water is a bad idea.

It is a scam. And bad for you and the environment.

Top 6 Myths: About Bottled Water
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Computers don't make mistakes, the humans operating or programming them do. Garbage in, garbage out.
That's true, but completely irrelevant. Even if a computer doesn't make a mistake, they frequently make incredibly bad decisions when they are confronted with a situation that they were not programmed to expect. And as anyone who has ever operated a motor vehicle knows, completely unexpected situations happen very often when driving. In such a scenario, I trust a human to figure it out and react to it far more than I do a computer.



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Why would anyone trust a human to drive a automoblie at 70 miles.
Because they can think independently and make a decision on their own, whereas a computer is able to interpret what it "sees" only in the context in which it is programmed to interpret it.

Is that a serious response, or is it just intended to be flippant?
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default My prediction

For me, Yes!

I made this prediction in 2012.
By 2060 it will be illegal for a human to drive a vehicle in the USA.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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For me, Yes!

I made this prediction in 2012.
By 2060 it will be illegal for a human to drive a vehicle in the USA.
I don't see that as a reality, sorry. If it were to happen, then I would no longer own a vehicle much let one drive me by itself.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'm not ready (really, the tech isn't ready) yet. I could see it happening by 2060 as someone here has predicted.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I'm not ready (really, the tech isn't ready) yet. I could see it happening by 2060 as someone here has predicted.
Actually we already have them now its just when will the public see them. Best projections say by 2020.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Actually we already have them now its just when will the public see them. Best projections say by 2020.
They can do what they want I guess, I have plenty of spare parts for my old truck.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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"Telephones will never work because nothing can beat a letter for communication!"
--- Circa 1880

"Automobiles will never work because a horse & buggy are much cheaper and safer!"
--- Circa 1905

"Planes will never become popular when you got railroads all over the place!"
--- Circa 1920

"Nobody except big corporations and government needs a computer!"
--- Circa 1975

"Cell phones will never become popular because they're too big and expensive for the average consumer!"
--- Circa 1987

"Cars will never drive themselves better than a human!"
--- Circa 2014

And I could go on and on and on.....
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