PCWorld Editor-in-Chief Jon Phillips recently penned an op-ed piece in response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest opinion that computer algorithms that pilot self-driving cars may be considered the equivalent of human drivers.
Phillips begins by disclosing that he’s a “hardcore driving enthusiast.” He points out that he’s all for the basic concept of a computer-driven vehicle, such as a monorail. “But when self-driving cars start making us dumber, and less alert, and less involved with transportation in a tactile, human way, then I have to sound the alarm.”
As one Twitter user points out, we may be closer to “Wall-E” and the “floaty chair” than we’d care to admit.
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