New Years Day everywhere is supposed to be closed for the bank holiday, but not the internet which is 24 / 7 / 365. Ever alert / ever available / everywhere.
So to mix my media. I was reading last year’s article in the Sunday Times supplement 31/12/2013, which was an interview with Ray Kurzwell about technology in the future. He should know, he is Google’s Director of Engineering , and here is one of his future geek thoughts for the not too faraway years ahead :-
Driverless Cars are just around the corner –
- that should be the end of Jeremy Clarkson – no more boy’s toys;
- Even better, if speed is controlled and the Highway Code is embedded in the auto chauffer programme, we won’t need traffic police any more and all those little white vans hiding behind hedges can be sent to the scrap heap 🙂
- No more speeding fines, no more parking tickets;
- No more accidents, no need for seat belts, drink while you are driven 🙂
- Taxi drivers throughout the world will be redundant, although you will probably find yourself at some wrong destinations from time to time;
- Their will be no more of those endlessly repeated ” police, camera, action” videos on TV;
- no need for driving licences – DVLA will just exist to issue personalised number plates.
A BRAVE NEW DRIVERLESS WORLD
- you have implicit faith in computers never going wrong;
- that everyone else has a driverless computer-controlled car;
- and that pigs can fly !