posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 05:23 PM
a reply to: Caver78
I agree with you. There could be unforeseen consequences with this sort of equipment. I wonder how many HAZMAT train derailments there will be? If a
single train car loaded with flammable gas can kill a lot of people!
A single car container filled with anhydrous ammonia derailing here's what happens: It sucks almost all of the usable air that we breathe out of the
air INSTANTLY with the release of the chemical. If it is in a populated area, it can explode and the shrapnel along with the suffocation 1 car can
kill up to 40,000 people. A whole hazmat train derailing. Especially in a mid to large populated area. There are hazmat trains all along the Hi-line
in the Northern part of Montana. If a hazmat train derailed in Shelby Montana, Havre, Glasgow or Glendive, it would kill EVERYONE in those counties.
They say they are "working" on getting all of the bugs out of these devices. Computers can be made to be fairly stable, but what does a robot do with
a broken switch? Imagine 2 trains colliding head on, because the robot THOUGHT it switched the train, but the handle was rusted and broke! (That has
happened in REAL LIFE with human operators. A rusty switch breaking. They can use programming to avoid these sorts of things, but you have to ask
yourself this: Will it work like they say?
Elon Musk's early autonomous driving program killed a driver who was texting on his cell. The computer thought that the freight liner truck next to
him was "clouds in the sky". The car veered under the semi, and chopped his head right off! I do not anticipate a future with robots controlling
hazardous chemicals in MEGADETH quantities! I thought I wanted to go to Mars with Elon Musk's Mars mission at first, that was the one thing that made
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