Work or Play?

  Would a Family Play Scrabble in a Driverless Car of the Future? (Image Credit:  Paleofuture , circa 1957).

Would a Family Play Scrabble in a Driverless Car of the Future? (Image Credit: Paleofuture, circa 1957).

ELECTRICITY MAY BE THE DRIVER. One day your car may speed along an electric super-highway, its speed and steering automatically controlled by electronic devices embedded in the road. Highways will be made safe — by electricity! No traffic jam... no collisions... no driver fatigue.
— America's Independent Electric Light and Power Companies (1957)
  "They shouldn't allow humans to drive!"

"They shouldn't allow humans to drive!"

  "Things are in the saddle, and ride mankind."  —  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"Things are in the saddle, and ride mankind." Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The future of technology isn’t about replacing humans with machines — it’s about figuring out the most productive way for the two to collaborate.
— S. Barry Cooper
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References:

  1. Vanderbilt, Tom (2012, January 12). Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future is Here. Wired. Retrieved from: http://www.wired.com/2012/01/ff_autonomouscars/all/
  2. Jenkins, Holman W. (2015, January 6). Google and the Self-Driving Delusion. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from: http://www.wsj.com/articles/holman-jenkins-google-and-the-self-driving-delusion-1420589644
  3. Mims, Christopher (2014, November 30). Why We Needn't Fear the Machines. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from: http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-we-neednt-fear-the-machines-1417394021
  4. Parker, Laura (2011, September 30). Drive Time: RMIT's new in-car entertainment system. The Guardian. Retrieved from: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2011/sep/30/rmit-in-car-entertainment