Toyota is building a car that will drive itself. Now, they’re not the first ones to try this, but since they are a big player in the whole car building thing, it might actually be important.
They say it could be in production “in the mid-2010s.” That’s not far from now.
But… really? Do I want a car that drives itself? I’ve already got a lot of stuff that does stuff by itself.
Some years ago, I bought a TiVo. I was able to set it up to record shows that, a lot of times, I never watched. It also made suggestions. It would record shows based on other shows I watched, and they’d show up as “Suggestions.” That means the TiVo watched TV for me. It didn’t need me there to change the channel and watch a show.
I got a Gmail account and set up folders and categories. When I log on to Gmail, it’s already moved my emails around for me. Plus, since it’s through Google, a large billion-dollar company and the U.S. government have read my emails. So, I have an email account that reads my emails for me. I’m not even needed for that.
Now, they want to build a car that drives without me?
We’re getting closer and closer to the day that robots want to kill a humans and rule the world.
On the upside, it couldn’t be any worse than the Obamabots that are running things today.