which will be more insufferable: robot delivery dogs or self-driving cars

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tbh driving is a terrible thing that I would never do if I didn't have to

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 05:32 (five years ago) link

I have a deep disdain for robotic things that try to charm people so I voted dogs. There's a spot near where I work where you can be served coffee by a robotic arm that waves goodbye to you at the end of the transaction. Most people think it's cute but all I can see is the cynical manipulation of a company whose endgoal involves putting baristas out of a job.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 05:48 (five years ago) link

seriously, ROOT for self-driving vehicles that are safe.

yeah. of course. but the track record of capitalism makes it more likely that the first 10 or 15 years of self-driving cars won't do much better than to approximate the safety record of human drivers, if that, while the grief caused by deaths via software and sensor malfunctions is not likely to feel any better than that caused by deaths via human driver error. maybe worse. mass transit is already much safer than cars but gets no respect, because the profits to be had are so much less.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 06:09 (five years ago) link

robot dogs will accidentally eat children

― fuck the NRA (Neanderthal)

the tragic case of the woman convicted of murdering her child when the child was actually eaten by a robot dog

errang (rushomancy), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 11:06 (five years ago) link

sorry thread readers, i was being absurdly cranky last night. :-/

voted for robot delivery dogs

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 15:10 (five years ago) link

if any of you have ever had a friend killed in an accident maybe you sympathize

― Karl Malone, Monday, January 7, 2019 11:20 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yes and yes. And also I've been hit by a car while riding in a bike lane. Feel like robot cars might be able to avoid doing shit like that, maybe.

Hootie and the Banshees (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 15:14 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

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System, Friday, 19 April 2019 00:01 (five years ago) link

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System, Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:01 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

GhostStripe attack haunts self-driving cars by making them ignore road signs

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:29 (four weeks ago) link

those that were in vehicles that day, they met a fate I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. those that stayed inside, well, we survived only to begin a new horror. by day, it's ok to move around - hell, you can even ride a bicycle. at night, you lay low, when the remaining self-driving cars have recharged. at that point in time, do not be on anything with wheels. at least if you're on foot, you can dive out of the way. Brian, well...he thought he was safe on his Schwinn. We....I can't talk of Brian right now, it still hits too hard.

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 14:20 (four weeks ago) link

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