True, but there are those who love horses as well, yet now most people rarely even see a live horse, let alone own one.
I think two things will 'drive' the adaption to driverless cars, parking and driving. People already spend a good deal of time trying to find a parking spot. With a driverless care you'd have your own 'valet parking' everywhere and the storage location for the car isn't limited to the local area, a car could easily be sent back home (yours or its). At first parking will get cheaper and more abundant, but eventually, 'Downtown parking' will not only become almost unneeded, but it will also largely disappear and I think even suburban parking will become rare. Also, thanks to digital reflexes and networking driverless cars will be able to tailgate not only to save gas, but to keep the traffic flowing at higher volumes. I suspect that 'manual drivers' will find themselves 'locked out' of the fast lane by cars on autodrive. Sure frustrated drivers will force their way into the fast lane and jam up traffic (as they do now), but the cars will record the reckless driving, likely by a few 'angles', eventually, it'll become a citation to do it.
Whut up, yo? Mostly moved to Twitter... You have an account... why don't I see you there much?
- A full, immediate pardon. (as a legal mechanism, not because he committed any crimes by being a whistleblower).
- Presidential Medal of Freedom
- A serious discussion and legislative effort about surveillance and how surveillance was allowed to reach clearly illegal levels
- A continous whistleblower award for the rest of his life, so that he doesn't have to work ever again. He put everything on the line for his beliefs, did more than the vast majority of people. The SEC and other groups already give out multimillion dollar whistleblowing awards for mere white collar crime, exposing the surveillance programs ought to rate higher.
Also, heh: "QIp vIghro' pum" is Klingon.
(fetches Okrand from the shelf...)
Hah...I get it now. I knew it! Thirteen years ago, when I bought the damned book, I knew it would come handy one day! Thank you so much.
(looks up 'Klingon translator' on google, finds oddly enough that Bing translator is the first hit)
"QIp vIghro' pum" translates to "stupid cat falls" without a 'investment' and braving more than a decade of dust.