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Comment Re:and what stops (Score 2) 451

All this does is do what you should be doing anyhow. If the guy behind you is going to rear-end you because you stopped safely to avoid a collision, he was doing to rear-end you after you rear-end the car ahead of you. This isn't rocket science. The only thing that understandably scares people is that if computers are making decisions for us, even if it makes a significant reduction in accidents, we feel like we could have done better had the computer not intervened. It's a blame thing. But any accidents involve victims who did nothing but be in the wrong car at the wrong time. But yes, we crave control, it's built into our fabric of the instinct to survive. Unfortunately, we're also great at making things that we can't control very well.

Comment Re:Here's an Idea... (Score 1) 451

This is the abstinence only approach. Doesn't work.

I'm also glad that in two seconds of things, you've come up with reasons that the thousands of engineers involved in implementing things like this haven't thought of. I hope they read your post!

You may be an irate engineer because you're surrounded by reasonable engineers.

Comment Re:America has been put in a bad position. (Score 2) 576

The problem is that Americans think their problems are a result of immigration. The issue is nothing more than a convenient political scapegoat that populists are all but desperate to eat up as it appears to legitimize their xenophobia and present a simple, or at least theoretically attainable, goal. A goal which is a solution for nothing, but a goal none-the-less. When folks have socially unacceptable attitudes, they are easily led to believe they are part of the "real talk" truth - as if they are somehow inherently mature or realist. It's the same reason why nutjobs fell into the 9/11 truther bullshit. It's nothing but a dog and pony show for the middle class so that they don't tune into the real problems America faces.

There can be no twisted thought without a twisted molecule. -- R. W. Gerard