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Arizonians Are Physically Attacking Self-Driving Cars to Protect Themselves and Loved Ones

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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: LookingAtMars

You think people will willfully put their own lives in danger to "troll" a car?

Why don't people do that to Teslas now? Everyone knows they CAN drive themselves.


It’s a matter of a few now and the massive amount of incidents if and when they proliferate




posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
One fatality from self driving cars compared to the millions that happen daily by idiot drivers


Rant coming...

What amazes me is that the only different to what you said.....is 10's if not 100's of millions of dollars.

I can't imagine the lawyers of these companies aren't #ting bricks when they sit in on these self driving car meetings. Auto makers have been sued(successfully) in the past for "unintended acceleration" cases and other mechanical liabilities before. Even with a human ultimately at "fault" for being in control of the vehicle.

The human is a fusable link in the liability chain. Removing that, by making the cars actions being both the mechanical and decisive controller. Places all liability on the company.

I guarantee the first self driving vehicle that plows into a farmers market or street fair(or worse, a bus full of children) is going to be pretty much sued into bankruptcy.
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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

I hope so, tech moves pretty fast these days and I like to drive




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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: MisterSpock

Technophobes have always existed.

I've had mechanical engineers tell me that electronics is black magic and they hate it.

The truth is that this stuff isn't really that hard.


I'm a super technical guy, a bit of a computer nerd.

Still, even I can see some massive pitfalls when it comes to technology.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Willtell




It’s a matter of a few now and the massive amount of incidents if and when they proliferate


This is what they said about fly-by-wire and many other technologies.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Isn't this thread proof?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Of what?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:17 PM
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originally posted by: Athetos
So some punk just vandalized a self driving car because no driver was present to kick his ass.
I’d trust a cold calculated machine over the better half of humanity anyway.

Let’s be real the people you see at Walmart drove there.

a reply to: Willtell



Believe me, knowing human nature they'll be a plethora of punks when they have many of these clunkers on the road killing people!



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Nothing is perfect.

But it isn't nearly as dangerous or stupid as people are trying to make it seem.


a reply to: Willtell



Believe me, knowing human nature they'll be a plethora of punks when they have many of these clunkers on the road killing people!


And then there's pearl-clutching hysterics like this.
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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: MisterSpock

Nothing is perfect.

But it isn't nearly as dangerous or stupid as people are trying to make it seem.


I'm speaking solely about the liability end of it.

Because like you said, it's not perfect.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

That's for the lawyers to work out.

The technology is good and getting better every day.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Because the manufacturer will not want to admit their car is unsafe in some way and they went want go be held liable for a defective auto car that caused an accident.

They will lie, cheat and bribe their way out of admitting guilt and the victim wont have the resources to fight it.

Add in that the manufacturer has complete access to all the sensing equipment at the seen of the accident it will be easy for them to hid or manufacture date about the accident.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: DanDanDat

More hysterics and outright paranoia.

This is hardly worth a discussion.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:23 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: MisterSpock

That's for the lawyers to work out.

The technology is good and getting better every day.


I'm sure they have, sadly it seems its more the engineers and boardroom people that want this.

A few companies will go bankrupt before this becomes the majority of transportation on the road.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

This happens with every change in technology. Every era of technology has seen whole industries disappear. Industries that employed millions of people.

It will happen again. I just prefer to train for it and get ready to deal with it.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: MisterSpock

This happens with every change in technology. Every era of technology has seen whole industries disappear. Industries that employed millions of people.

It will happen again. I just prefer to train for it and get ready to deal with it.


No fault there, I'm going to move into the technology industry, I love this stuff.

But I will find it a bit odd that the technology I love, deep down inside, I know will be destructive in the end.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:35 PM
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I always imagined self driving would be all electrical track vehicles to ensure safety. People hop in and out of cars for stop to stop much like a bus or train, but its your own private carriage. All underground.
Guess I was wrong.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:50 PM
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Sorry, but chevy can't even get stabilitrak to work. It shoots you off the effin road.
3 out of 3 trucks in my family.

I don't want a dystopia, police state, ride share, tracking car that goes where someone else wants.

I will do my part and logchain one into the trees whenever possible.

If you don't want to drive, call an uber, or ride the bus.

There is no giant need being filled with this garbage, other than trying to control free travel.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:55 PM
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This emerging technology is capitalism at work. If it saves a buck you are mad not to do it, and more so your competitors will eat you up if you don't. If there is going to be a Jetsons's type future where we buy spaceships instead of cars, this type of technology of self driving cars is going to be critical in getting there.

Sure there is going to be a lot of collateral damage along the way, as there is with everything else that we do. A bigger threat of all this emerging technology is will it continue to be working for us, or against us?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: DanDanDat

More hysterics and outright paranoia.

This is hardly worth a discussion.




I'm sure you will be as right bout this tech as you were about bitcoin.



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