Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Would you want cars to drive themselves?
I wouldn't recommend having cars that drive themselves. According to Jenny Mostyn, "there would be a major decline in global employment" (http://www.helium.com/items/2314709-cars-the-pros-and-cons-of-releasing-autonomous-cars). This shows that it may be safer to be on the road but there will be a dramatic increase in homeless and poor people because of the decrease in jobs. This also shows that with every step we make into the future we take two steps back into the past. According to Patrick Sills, "computers are quite vulnerable and prone to break down from time to time" (http://www.helium.com/items/2316604-the-pros-and-cons-of-releasing-autonomous-cars?page=2). This shows that accidents can still OCCUR if the computer part of the car was to be get a "bug". This also shows that the METHOD we would use to PROCEED into the future will cost more than if we just drove the cars ourselves. Even paying a fine or an accident due to your car will cost considerably less than an automatic car. In conclusion, the cost and maitainence is more than buying a Jaguar brand of car. So it's not worth being eye candy for car fanatics.