Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    With texting, there’s already a lot of them out there!

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 7 months ago

    I’m sitting remembering Alan Greenspan’s March 2 2001 testimony that the Clinton surpluses were on pace to pay off the national debt – all of it – by the end of 2010. And what am I thinking? Here’s the Old Payne changing the subject of the day AGAIN, fretting over the ‘horrors’ of technology. Jeez.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    If not yet, soon there should be a law that says, if you kill someone with a robot you must be the one held accountable, Self driving car, something that crawls up to you and go BOOM, or a car door that comes down on your neck, don’t matter the guy who started and ordered it is to blame.

  4. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 7 months ago

    @jack75287

    “…the guy who started and ordered it is to blame.”

    Even if it’s hacked?

  5. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 7 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Pavlov’s dog shows up again. Didn’t even need a bell.

  6. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 7 months ago

    @Genome Project

    “Payne and his cars…is it a Fetish?”

    Write your own strip, and you can do as you please. To use most libs’ logic, if you don’t like the ’toon, change the channel.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    @Ionizer

    Depends who ordered it, did the hacker order it then he started it on its way, not everything is as easy as hitting the on button.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    @Ionizer

    if Genome started his own strip how much money could be made calling everybody racist everyday. Remember he is the guy who gives us:


    How often dose he do that at least once a week?

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Self-driving cars trouble me because it’s not at all impossible for a sensor to fail, or misread its surroundings, and pass false data to the computer. And of course, with everything else being remotely hackable these days (including pacemakers and insulin pumps) thanks to “security is an afterthought” standards, there’s always the risk of outside malefactors taking control.
    Still, computers would have to work hard to drive as poorly as many of the humans on the roads.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Amen brother. When I worked for Cerner a medical software company they were talking about making hacking a medical system a violent act under the law. Which it is, the victim doesn’t know he is even under attack. Can’t run can’t fight back what is more violent.

  11. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 7 months ago

    Our first computer-controlled instrument would occasionally give the message “Executive parity error stop,” which was DEC’s version of the BSOD. The fly-by-wire space shuttle Enterprise was in flight testing at the time, and we used to muse about what would happen if a similar message popped up on their screens. I know, there were several computers “voting,” but still…

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 months ago

    Drone aircraft can and are programed to Takeoff and land by themselves.Even carry out recon missions by them selves.Soon cars will be doing the same traffic jams will go away.Because humans won’t be going to fast or to slow in the wrong lane and everyone else has to stop to let them in or cut across 3-5 lanes to get on and off the freeway.No more left from the right lane,right from the left lane,either from the center lane and their surprised when they hit someone or get hit by someone they cut off.
    Robot operated cars,please hurry.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Hey, Folks! Payne and I are full-blown political opposites, but we ARE both “car nuts” of certain stripes, though he seems to favor big Detroit iron, and I like smaller-fast and nimble!


    His point here may not be “political”, but it certainly makes a valid point about our social “acceptance” of some really stupid technology, that further removes “people” from responsibility for their actions, or just plain ignorance. Cars that warn of an accident ahead with radar? Expensive, but it is another step in making drivers LESS attentive to the road! That some systems will now APPLY THE BRAKES for you???NO THANK YOU!


    Payne has shown time and again that he sees personal responsibility, whether driving a car, or a path to war, cannot be pushed aside. On that, I agree with him!

  14. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 7 months ago

    @Genome Project

    You noticed that too? I think it’ just lazy…

  15. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 7 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Most of the stuff you mention has been developed and deployed by Mercedes Benz, the company that also gave you seat-belts, the safety-cell, airbags, ABS and ESP. They know what they are doing, trust me. Want to spend a nice day? Dress up well, get into a dealership and let them show you the gimmicks on an 2013 S-Class. You’d be AMAZED!

    -

    But i agree: we are at a crossroad today. The car has become semi-sentient but not fully automated. That’s dangerous! Remember that crash of the first Airbus 300? Same problem. The pilots didn’t understand that the computer wouldn’t let them do a stupid maneuver, so they crashed. Who is to blame? All data we have says the computer was right, the plane would have crashed anyway. But boy oh boy, what a legal nightmare!

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