[ExI] Will robot cars be TOO good?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Mar 26 08:41:11 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 11:37:49AM -0700, spike wrote:

> To make this work in the densest part of the city, we would need to move all
> pedestrian and bicycle traffic above the street level.  The cars would need
> to communicate speed and direction information to each other, and receive
> commands from a street-based control system.  Anything without such
> instrumentation could not be allowed.  This would be so cool, a controls
> engineer's playground to choreograph this beautifully terrifying
> internal-combustion driven ballet of hurtling steel and glass.

Meh. I'd go for a bus matrix packet-switched underground network
(electric) for cargo and some person transport. 

The rest by telepresence (leave the monkeys at home) and 
small autopiloted aircraft. 

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