Smart handguns… and other irrational ideas?
APID and Rippers news service, July 5, 2016…. Congress today passed a bill outlawing any handgun that was not equipped with state of the art ‘smart’ technology. This latest techno-upgrade was created by Google to eliminate any possibility of workplace violence (aka..terroristic incidents). This new tech will asses the situation when the handgun is removed from its holster and decide weather ‘it‘ thinks the situation warrants the gun to fire. It also limits the number of bullets fired to two, in case the first one misses the mark, after that a five minute mandatory wait is triggered before it can be fired again.
Insane, absurd and stupid are just a few words that come to mind about this bogus news account, but is it anymore crazy than having millions of ‘driver-less’ cars on our highway? Almost everyone has at one time or another battled through ‘rush hour’ traffic, observing those type ‘A’ drivers that think they own the road and everyone else is nothing more than obstacles to get around as fast as they can. From swerving in and out of lanes to panic stops for no apparent reason they leapfrog between cars only to end up like the rest of us behind a line of stopped cars.
So I must ask do you want millions of driver-less cars to be barreling down the roadway at 55 or faster, driving along side of you or cutting in front of you? …..me nether. Then I must ask why is there such a big push to develop driver-less cars? Why are auto makers, Google and even Apple investing multi-millions to get their cars on the road? Who do they think will buy them?
After hundreds of accidents while testing these ‘driver-less’ vehicles from different manufactures, and now on May 7th the first fatality, they will be harder to sell than when the electric car was first offered. Yes I am sure there will be many who will line up to buy them just like they did for the electric car. But I believe just like with the electric car these people will buy them because of an emotional desire not a well thought out decision. Like they did when they erroneously thought the electric car would be beneficial to the environment because it doesn’t use any gasoline… never considering that the power plant that supplies the electricity to charge their car is run on fossil fuel!
However just like the computer you are using now
with its tendency to at times to lock up, run slow or even crash
would you want to be driving down the highway
and have your car’s computer crash?