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Comment Autonomous Cars (Score 5, Interesting) 717

The answer to better mpg, traffic shaping, less accidents is - as much as I hate to say it - is autonomous cars.

They can drive at the best measured MPG zone, they don't get distracted, they have faster response times than human drivers. They don't hit the gas pedal stopping you from merging onto the highway or changing lanes, they don't pass illegally or drive recklessly. Numerous studies have shown that traffic jams are simply caused by people following too closely.

I don't know for sure, but I really think the next evolution of vehicle transport will be autonomous.

Comment Re:not completely surprised ... (Score 4, Interesting) 149

I took it to my parents house, where my 78 year old GRANDMOTHER was playing Wii Tennis.

My grandmother walked into the living room, saw us playing tennis and started laughing - I told her to grab the controller. She said "I can never play videogames". "Grandma, it's easy" I said.

She proceeded to play... to even jump to make smash shots. Most comical.

Also, my mom phones me once every couple of weeks to bring over the Wii.

It may not be the most powerful system, but it's definately opening Nintendo up to new demographics.

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