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Tom Toles

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  1. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, over 2 years ago

    People already trust their lives to complex software everyday. Most military air craft couldn’t fly without computer control. And commercial aircraft today are also controlled by computers. But the degree of sophistication the software for a self driving automobile is still way beyond what we are capable of. I’ll pass on flying and robot cars, thank you very much.

  2. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The human controlled CTA in Chicago just ran a train up an escalator. The BART system runs OK on computers. If you drive at all around Chicago you would instantly realize that while computer may not be perfect, many human drivers are nuts.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    “…a massively complex and just plain massive software program.”

    This is a very true statement, but they have been working on this program since the 8080 processor (early or mid 80’s). The last test information I read about is a car in Nevada is that had gone over 100k miles with the only accidents being getting rear ended. Probably caused by the driver of the following car trying to figure out what all those gadgets on top of the car ahead of him were for instead of his driving.

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    Remember the, "Johnny Cab’. from the original ‘Total Recall’?

  5. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 2 years ago

    “Stop the car! STOP THE CAR!
    “You are false data.”

  6. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    BART was built as ‘un-manned"…after numerous incidents that could have been prevented by an attendant/driver, BART spent millions of $ to fit control cabs for ’drivers’ to the trains…at greater cost than if the cars were originally so equipped.

  7. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The driver took a crash course.

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