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Comment Maybe it's a good sign... (Score 3, Interesting) 628

Once cars drive themselves, people will be far more interested in having these black boxes. They're only put off by them while the black boxes could rat them out for going 70 in a 55. As for the devices recording routes, times, destinations and other "private" information, I'm sure the self-driving cars will already log this information as a side-effect of using remote servers for navigation and traffic data. This may already be going on every time you use your smart phone for directions...

Comment Re:Missing option - surprise! (Score 1) 585

All pretty good points. I would ordinarily like to respond more personally to them, but I need to get to bed, so I can be awake in time for some paintball tomorrow. :-D So, instead, I'll let these guys do it for me: http://www.gnmagazine.org/issues/gn24/olivetprophecy.htm. It's relatively short, but if you read nothing else, read the small section titled "Future Fulfillment."

Comment Re:Missing option - surprise! (Score 2) 585

You know that the Christians who wrote all that crap really believed that Jesus was going to come back in their lifetimes, right?

Did they, though? And does that even matter? The message they preached said "unexpectedly, like a thief in the night," and "[but stay alert]." So, it seems the real message was "whatever generation you find yourself in, understand that this will all end, so be prepared."

Perhaps hinting at the time scales, Jesus lists a number of events that must occur first, including wars and threats of war, famines, earthquakes, nations rising against nations, and the Good News that God saves people must be heard throughout the whole world. But after those struggles, the season will be one where everyone says "everything is peaceful and secure." (1 Thess 5:3) This is an awful lot that had to occur in their lifetimes.

"Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold." :-( :-(

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