Are we ready for a computer driven car? Google is apparently developing a self-driving car, as are a few other companies, and we can look forward to a time when a computer will handle all the driving tasks that we now perform. Some say a computer will be better at handling the thousands of decisions we make as we drive, such as when to brake or when to turn to avoid an accident, but what if the computer has a glitch? Or heaven forbid it is run by Windows and Windows decides to do an automatic update right in the middle of your trip to the grocery store?
I also wonder how they are going to get all that equipment into the dashboard. (smile)
I agree with those who have railed against the ruling by a three-star general that overturned a sexual assault conviction for Lt. Col. James Wilkerson. Senator Claire McCaskil of Missouri said, “This case has opened a window into what I think are some very weird provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and they are the kind of provisions that are offensive to most Americans.”
Amen to that.
Now some more news regarding the XL Keystone Pipeline. This press release was sent by “Stop Dirty Tar Sands”, an organization lobbying against the pipeline:
I keep hoping that our political leaders will stop listening to the big oil lobbyists and think about the long-term welfare of our earth.
On a totally different note, I was visiting some other blogs this morning and ran across this neat badge on Tara Tyler’s blog:
If you regularly visit blogs, you may have run across these annoying attempts to weed out spammers from the comments. And if you are like me, you probably have given up on trying to leave a comment because you could not even make a wild guess as to what those blurred letters were supposed to be. There are so many other easier ways for human verification on a blog, we really don’t need this.