As the years progress, some of the things that were once science fiction are now becoming science fact; one example of this is: Google’s computerized car that is capable of driving on its own and navigating itself safely through the busy traffic.
Are you opened to the idea of having a car that can self-navigate? Some people may like the idea, while there are those people who believe that artificial intelligence has gone a bit too far. They are of the opinion that such technology will steal the joys of driving the old-fashioned way — the method of human beings placing their feet on the pedals, changing the gears for themselves and actually controlling their own steering-wheel.
I have even wondered: If all cars were self-automated, would road accidents become a thing of the past? It is no big secret that human error has a part to play in most road accidents. There were instances where a driver’s reaction was not fast enough and due to miscalculations on their behalf, got theirself into an accident.
We also know that not everyone who owns a driver’s licence are highly skilled and experienced drivers.
I have seen too much carnage on the road; people who have lost their lives due to a drunken driver, individuals who ignored the traffic light when it was on red and people who thought that nothing drastic would happen if they broke the speed limit.
I believe that these cars which are programmed to drive in an unmanned manner should have the ability to drive about without causing vehicular accidents.
The nice part about having one of these cars is not worrying about who is going to be the designated driver whenever people go out with their friends at a party and consume alcohol; because their High Tech car would carry each person to their destination safely.
We also know that computers are not without their flaws and there could be a rare instance of one of those vehicles malfunctioning; which could result in it crashing into someone or something.
As nice as this science marvel is, I would prefer to drive myself any day. However, if the future is going to be filled with unmanned self-automated vehicles, I like countless others, would go along with the idea until we come up with a plausible reason as to why we shouldn’t.