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15. As my husband has always pointed out: Once you put a computer into something, it becomes ...
Sun May 14, 2023, 08:12 PM
May 2023

…. a computer. You are then operating a computer, which can cease to function at any moment.

His point was proven when we took a drive in our friend’s hybrid electric car. It began to lose power on the freeway, and our friend shrugged as he pulled over and said this had happened before. Essentially, it needed a reboot. We were fine — but JHC, that was not in the ads.

So yes, I know about airplanes and their computers, but I choose to ignore that feature as long as there is a human pilot up front. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve travelled, but supposing I choose to get back on a plane to travel the 3,000 miles to visit other family members, I’d like to not have to totally depend on the whims of electronics.

Hell no. pdxflyboy May 2023 #1
I'm sorry Dave, I"m afraid I can't do that.... msongs May 2023 #2
Computers already basically fly commercial planes, y'all do know that right? Hugh_Lebowski May 2023 #3
Exactly my thought relayerbob May 2023 #5
Exactly. (NM) mikewv May 2023 #7
Yep mahina May 2023 #9
Yup Effete Snob May 2023 #12
As my husband has always pointed out: Once you put a computer into something, it becomes ... Hekate May 2023 #15
The question was not about there not being a pilot, it was about there not being a co-pilot Hugh_Lebowski May 2023 #21
Since about 90% of airplane accidents are caused by Disaffected May 2023 #19
Exactly. But label it "AI" and people freak out. tinrobot May 2023 #26
You knew somebody would do this, didn't you? Buns_of_Fire May 2023 #4
Otto is looking a little deflated there. Bucky May 2023 #11
It was the first thing I thought of ;) (nt) Hugh_Lebowski May 2023 #22
Today it is two pilots and a many computers, AI is coming PuppyBismark May 2023 #6
Actually, that's not how commercial planes work... brooklynite May 2023 #8
Only if there's a manual override in case something goes wrong MustLoveBeagles May 2023 #10
Exactly Hekate May 2023 #16
What if the one pilot has a medical emergency? Than no pilot left. cbabe May 2023 #13
How would I know who/what is in the cockpit? Talitha May 2023 #14
Would enough people refuse to fly TheFarseer May 2023 #17
Haven't flown since 2001 and won't again Ritabert May 2023 #18
It must be sad to be that scared of technology... brooklynite May 2023 #24
It depends upon the AI Metaphorical May 2023 #20
Hell no, and this is just one of the reasons why. Angleae May 2023 #23
Oh boy ecstatic May 2023 #25
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