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28 October 2016 @ 06:58 am
Stupid Never Dies  
Trump fan Alex Jones brings back the Elders of Zion.
nancylebov: green leavesnancylebov on October 28th, 2016 01:49 pm (UTC)
Jones is wrong about Jews, but perhaps I should be more paranoid about self-driving cars as a tool of social control. Would they make it easier to cut people off from transportation?
Elenbarathi: Knowledgeelenbarathi on October 29th, 2016 08:41 am (UTC)
What, you're not worried about the gay frogs?

There's always going to be ways to disable the self-driving function. Even in the hypothetical Brave New World where only self-driving cars with government-certified GPS systems are manufactured, the kind of people who worry about being cut off from transportation by the government will have their illegal little ways of hacking around them.
nancylebov: green leavesnancylebov on October 29th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
I thought there were designs of self-driving cars that don't have manual controls.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on October 30th, 2016 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there are, and someday there may even be models available for purchase,, but how likely is it that they'll ever be the only models available for purchase? Especially in the US, where a lot of people are so paranoid about the gov'mint planning to take over their lives that they pack heat when they go to the grocery store? American drivers aren't going to trust a car they can't control, and American voters surely aren't going to vote them into ubiquity.

I don't favor self-driving cars. What I want to see is enhanced public transit, particularly light rail.
This country used to have the best railroads in the world, and we could have them again.