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Comment: Re:Good riddens... (Score 1) 578

by Twinbee (#48729529) Attached to: What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?
...which can be affected by cultural barriers and even dialects or accents to a lesser degree.

He's right. Like you, I'd feel we would lose a lot by eradicating other languages, but the amount we have to gain with the unification is SO much more important. I'm so sorry that the internet is helping us to get to that point quicker. C'est la vie.

Comment: Re:"Haven't reached that point yet" (Score 2) 90

by Twinbee (#48656275) Attached to: Google Unveils New Self-Driving Car Prototype
'Unfortunately', we also have a responsibility to ensure the safety of others, not just ourselves. When you drive your car, it's not just your life on the line.

For that very reason, as soon as self-driving cars reach a critical point of safety over normal drivers (perhaps at least 25% lives saved?), it's a GOOD idea to implement it ASAP. I like controlling cars too, but the roads are not for joyrides.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.