In every Tractor-trailer combination in New Prime Inc.'s fleet, they have something called "Vorad"
(Vehicle Onboard Radar
) which is meant to both match your speed
(while in cruise control) with the vehicle in front of you, and warn you (with a VERY loud alarm meant to wake drivers up) of impending approach to
the side (railings, white line) of the road or other vehicles while changing lanes.
It even engages the Jacob's Brake, otherwise known as the CREB (compression release engine brakes), and in automatic shifting systems it
downshifts in combination with the Jake to slow the vehicle more quickly.
Why couldn't this technology be put into every vehicle on the road today, with some braking system modifications, a kill-switch mechanism, or
"fly-by-wire" steering meant to overt collision or contact with other vehicles? Why? Because there are laws meant to dictate how we drive, thus,
the the law and the cost are used as justification to NOT install them.
This is simply a case of using laws to perpetuate a problem, and more to the point, continue making obscene amounts of money from our collective
misfortune, rather than using our intellect to actually SOLVE problems forever.
In fact, I'd say most legislative laws are meant for nothing more than a purely illusionary pacification of people's fears, and justification
for making people money.
I could write a book about this if I let myself go, but all in all, they are part of a baseless, useless, outdated and obsolete value system.
And indeed, in our currently established value system (oxymoronic phrase?), I believe they are probably needed, for the most part. Basically just a
continuation of a "Don't do that, son, or I'll tell your Father!" effort to stave off injury.
Perhaps the magnitude of this very problem illustrates our immediate and urgent need to evolve past our petty differences, enabling our inherent
ability (given to us by consciousness itself) to solve problems, rather than perpetuate them.
A huge awaking truly needs to happen, for our current normal behavior patters are, more and more, becoming the very meaning of insanity. I
believe this awaking might be happening now, but the transition that needs to happen is certainly going to bring heartache, sorrow and despair before
we realize just how ridiculous it is to fear change.
If you've ever had an accident, or know someone important to you who has died as a result, the law has done you harm.
And this is just one minuscule example. Want more?
S&F for originality.
EDIT: added link.
[edit on 19-4-2010 by lagnar]