That article is ridiculous. "Look, I like driving" No you don't, mother f*cker. Anyone who enjoys driving would never advocate a driving ban. This guy and others like him need to realize there are millions of car enthusiasts who share the roads with them. They're not going to roll over and let driving become illegal. Let the people who hate driving buy self-driving cars and let enthusiasts drive themselves around.
Amen. I was actually thinking the same exact thing. Also, the fact he says he can't drive without being distracted makes him automatically think that everyone else drives distracted is hilarious.
I couldn't tell if it was satire at first or not, but I think he's dead serious.
Yea, and there are many more like him in the comment sections of self-driving car videos. These people are a riot. They think everyone is a sh*t driver like them. Their whole argument is safety, safety, safety, mother f*cking safety. Driving is just too dangwawoss and scaywey, and they'll only feel safe if no one is behind the wheel of a vehicle. People who enjoy driving, no matter how skilled, or how clean their record is will have to obey and give up their car.
"You primitive apes will have to enjoy your obsolete death machines on race tracks and other designated areas"
"Horse enthusiasts had to go with the rest of society when the car became mainstream 100 years ago"
"Driving vehicles shall be like riding horses, enjoyed as a pastime in designated areas on the weekend"
I've seen many of these particular comments, all damn-near identical. If they're real comments from people who actually feel this way and not Google shills, we're definitely headed towards 1984.
Everything in life is dangerous. Eating is dangerous. Skydiving is dangerous. Going for a walk is dangerous. Mowing your lawn can even be dangerous. If we ban everything that's "dangerous", what do we have left in life? Is it even life? That's a philosophical question I'd ask those people.
Either way, I don't think we should worry. First and foremost, our politicians aren't that stupid, and even if they were, I'm sure tons of groups like SEMA or National Motorists Association would heavily lobby against it. Performance cars and aftermarket parts are a billion dollar industry.
If you read this article, the head of the Google Driverless Cars division says autonomous cars will mostly work best in cities in our lifetime, and that there will always be cars that are a blast to drive (and on public roads).