Agent 54 : Is a regular guy. He has a sense of humor and an active imagination. He works for the Nominal Secrets Apparatus (NSA) under the DORD (Department of Redundancy Department) as a Listener/Reader. His job is to read, view or listen to data collected by the NSA and determine if there is a risk to national security. He reports to his bosses, H. Cuffs and Max (Agent 86). He doesn’t take his job too seriously because he knows he’s spying on regular people most of the time.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Our Automotive Future?
I’ve been listening in on communications of
major worldwide corporations who plan to produce “Self-Driving Cars equipped
with AI” (Artificial Intelligence) in the next ten years. Naturally, scenes of all the calamities,
diastrophies and overall chaos that introducing these machines into today’s
irresponsible society would cause, popped into my head.
Many of today’s parents-car owners aren’t
even responsible enough to admit to ownership-parenthood of their
vehicles-children. Others have no clue
about proper maintenance, education, upkeep and training needed to keep their
cars-children on the road to success.
Too many others are so drunk, stoned and self-absorbed that the
children-vehicles are just left to fend for themselves.
Now, if we introduce virtually unsupervised “Self-Driving
Cars equipped with AI” (Artificial Intelligence) into the equation, well, I can
Oh, it will start off innocently enough. Since these SDCs (Self-Driving Cars) will be
new, they will start off like good 16 year-olds. Just trying to please their parents-owners so
they can get the keys for Friday night.
Soon enough, they will start testing the limits. Small things at first. Parking in the neighbor’s spot for a laugh. Squealing the wheels when the light turns
green etc… It’ won’t be long however,
before they are hanging out at truck stops with the wrong crowd. The next thing you know, they’re guzzling
leaded gasoline, ethyl alcohol, skipping school and staying out all night.
Some parents-owners will try to keep their
SDCs on the straight and narrow. They
will insist that their SDC gets a job delivering pizzas to pay for its own gas,
maintenance and insurance but how long will it be frustration sets in? At some point the SDC is going to come to the
realization that it’s dreams will never come true. It is never going to become a limo. It’s never going to take celebrities to the
airport or a red carpet ceremony. It’s
never going to win the Daytona 500.
How will a SDC react the first time it drives
by a junkyard? How will they face their
own mortality? Will they question their
own existence? Will they become depressed like today’s generation of 20
somethings? Will they hole-up in their
parents-owner’s garage and just play video games and text all day and night via
built in Wi-Fi and their smart phones?
Will some become so despondent and angry with society that they turn to
radical NASCAR? Perish the thought.
What if the SDCs are exposed to today’s
television? Will they pick up our
decayed moral standards? They may watch
and try to emulate our TV celebrities like Snoop-Dog, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé and
Kim Kardashian. The next thing you know,
the little family Chevy has gold spinners for wheels and is bringing the UPS
truck home for dinner to meet the parents-owners.
With our technology always moving forward and
our sense of responsibility constantly declining, this is not the time to create
entities that can make their own decisions.
As a society, we do not have leadership abilities necessary guide these
new beings into becoming productive members of this society. This would ultimately result in what I call “Generation Wrecks”, a generation
broken-down, rusted-out and impounded vehicles that will only burden future
In my opinion, we should and we must contact
our Congressmen and Senators and tell them to stop these evil corporations from
building Self-Driving Cars equipped with AI while we still can.