California Dreamin’

Will we soon be dealing with antigaming laws so that drivers can’t play wearable video games while driving down the highway?

That assumes they’re driving. Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you’re like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers. Ten to 20 years out, driving your car will be viewed as equivalently immoral as smoking cigarettes around other people is today.  — NY Times

from interview with Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen

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4 Responses to California Dreamin’

  1. Lois Terms says:

    It’s hard to believe he doesn’t live here in south Florida.

  2. NicFitKid says:

    Self-driving cars have been a sci-fi trope for a long, long time. See “a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Coast-Three-Californias/dp/0312890370/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310416481&sr=8-1”>The Gold Coast for a dystopian example. Don’t be surprised when our techno-geek overlords take the wheel away from you, this is the stuff they grew up on.

    Besides, what would a teenager today rather do, drive, or tweet while updating her facebook status?

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