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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 03:28 PM

9. They are proposing a system based on the rule of the stupid...

 

If you don't have drivers, then you can have cars follow rules - you don't need a whole bunch of stupid modern traffic techniques that are designed to compensate for incompetent drivers - like eye contact and "social rules", as though every driver is supposed to negotiate every interaction with every other car as a relationship. It's a good way to slow traffic down and raise stress levels, hence awareness and safety, which is what it's used for and why it's replacing things like stop signs and stop lights, which require drivers to follow the rules fairly precisely.

We'll have driverless cars when we outlaw anything else that might interrupt them.

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