Friday, October 21, 2016

Today In Technological Utopianism: Driverless Cars

By all accounts, driverless cars are coming soon and will transform civilization. They said that about the Segway too, but this prediction seems a bit more plausible. Yet, how will they improvise when the situation demands it? Perhaps it won't be needed because all vehicles will communicate in perfect intuitive harmony and synchronization, rather like swarming hordes of worker ants.

There is one prospect that offers an unequivocal improvement: When the Rapture comes there won't be any car accidents resulting from drivers being plucked from their seats! Many cars will arrive at church parking lots empty, which means many plates of deviled eggs will go bad in the back seat, but this is better than the carnage that might have ensued during the era of human-driven cars.

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