January 12, 2018
So 4 million truck drivers are about to lose their jobs over the next five years.
And you know what that means.
That’s right: we need to bring in billions of people from shitty countries to pay their pensions.
General Motors is looking to reinvent the wheel, by building a car without a steering wheel, pedals or gear selector, because it doesn’t need them.
The automaker on Friday revealed images of an autonomous car it’s hoping to put into production by 2019 and is petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for permission to do so.
If approved, it will likely be the first production vehicle of its kind to hit the road, two years before a similar proposal from Ford.
Based on the Chevy Bolt, the electric Cruise AV will initially be employed in a ride-hailing capacity and operate within a pre-determined, well-mapped ‘geo-fenced’ area, so it won’t be entirely off the leash.
The arguments that these cars won’t be safe are nonsensical. There is basically no possible way they could be less safe than human drivers.
I guess the idea would be that a robot accidentally killing someone would be different in some philosophical way than a human doing it. But that’s dumb. When you’re talking about accidental deaths you’re talking about statistics and these cars would kill a whole lot less people than the current system of human-driven cars.
The only real argument against these machines is the damage the amount of jobs that will be lost. Which is why their implementation should be accompanied by mass deportations of invaders.