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Waiting for the bus this morning, I watched a few cars go by, and my mind drifted to the self-driving cars in the news, including the recent no-steering-wheel google car. And it hit me what the killer app for self-driving cars is going to be. Sex.

In the present day, the driver has to drive, and a passenger can read, look out the window, or even watch something these days. The two can talk, but sex-while-driving is not a good idea. It is the kind of thing that ends up in cautionary tales of necks snapped by steering wheels and penises being severed by teeth.

Wealthier people today can have limousines with discrete chauffeurs and blackout partitions. But put a robotic chauffeur in a car with dark tinted windows, and suddenly any couple can spend their trip time fooling around.

OK...

Date: 2014-07-06 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulisdead.livejournal.com
That sounds like a lot better use of traveling time than anything else I've ever heard... although I'm not sure I'll ever be able to get it working again once I read in your post about teeth severing penises. I'm really hoping that's never happened to anyone.



Date: 2014-07-06 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trish-punch.livejournal.com
I admit that the concept of the self-driving car is very appealing right now, right after completing the three-day, 1500 mile road trip to NJ. Even given the imperfection of human beings behind the wheel, the idea of a totally computer-driven car worries me a lot. Considering how often my phone crashes, I don't know if I want to have a computer controlling my car hurling down the interstate at 70 mph. I think it's the total lack of control, mixed with how often Windows has bugs.

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