Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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 just imagine.
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.
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.