I say forget all this self-driving stuff, it's 2012 already, where's my flying car?!
The self-driving car is just a way for drunks to get back in their vehicles and keep on drinking between venues on a Friday night. You just know those idiots are going to be so speech impaired by the end of a bender that the car's voice control won't understand them and they're just going to go "F. it, I'm switching to manual control!".
The rest of us kind of enjoy driving... well I do anyway. Do you really need a self driving car in a traffic jam? Really? You know how you are in a traffic jam... "No way is that b**tard cutting in front of me!!"
Can you imagine the frustration of watching your self-driving car being polite, passive and not ensuring that you get ahead of anyone that so much as looks like they're trying to get ahead of you. It probably wouldn't even be smart enough to use the right swear words. Best switch to manual.
The future is flying, not self-driving cars. I want the opportunity to kill myself on the Y axis by flying vertically straight up under a bridge that I didn't realize I was still under.
We're not even close to a flying car.
Taylor Aerocar III
Maverick Flying car
...and this definitely isn't it but at least it looks like a car...
All of the above are definitely fun vehicles but you and I both know that a flying car looks pretty much like your average car but flies.
It doesn't have wings, propellers, jet engines or anything else that looks more at home on a plane or a glider. You don't unfold, convert or attach anything to it. You press a button or pull back on the steering wheel and it flies.
Something like the cars seen in the movie, The Fifth Element...
|Police Cars in The Fifth Element.|
20-30 years! ...and they're still thinking in terms of helicopter vehicles like the Pal-V One. Sigh.
Self-driving cars just don't have the 'cool' factor. Topping that off it solves a problem that isn't really a problem. It's not like I want less to do when I'm driving.
Where's my flying car?