The first Pontiac Firebird, at the GM Autorama in 1955 projected a turbine-engined car, running on along a copper strip in the highway, with a “computer” running things, while the human “driver” played cards with the family on their long trip!
Technology, even from Mercedes Benz, who DO build great cars, that replaces the driver’s responsibilities to be skillful, is dangerous. And yes, when the Airbus went down of Venezuela, it was a matter of putting too much trust in the computer. It appears the latest crash at SFO might have been a similar reliance on “tech”, rather than the human brain!
Apr 12, 2017