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Popular Science posted a video on Facebook this morning, about Uber's self-driving cars. Starting today, if you live in Pittsburgh and use Uber, you might get driven to work by a robot.

I've seen these cars toodling around East Liberty a couple of times recently without knowing what they were. Kinda cool. And I saw another this morning right after reading the article.

Date: 2016-09-14 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The idea of a self driving car freaks me out. Not enough control. I have learned in recent years that I do like control. The things we learn about ourselves even after all these years.

Date: 2016-09-15 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've learned to be comfortable having no control in cars, since I'm always the passenger, never the driver. I find it difficult to relinquish control in enough other situations to understand your dislike of the idea though.

Date: 2016-09-14 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I'm not ready yet to see driverless cars!

Date: 2016-09-15 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So far they still all have a person sitting in the driver's seat, ready to assume control if necessary. That will definitely be a sight that takes some getting used to, when they start showing up with no drivers at all!

Date: 2016-09-14 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is the first time that I've really felt like I was living in the future I heard so much about when I was a kid. And yes, I too find it creepy.

Date: 2016-09-15 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had to stop myself from writing 'the future is now!' when I was writing this post. The story does have a very strong 'this is what the future will look like' vibe to it.

Date: 2016-09-15 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hope they are well-trained to look out for pedestrians!

Date: 2016-09-16 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope so as well!


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