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Sarina Hannon

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How do you imagine self driving cars will change the future?

Lets say this design will be (and will be seen as) a total success.
Lets assume safety will skyrocket.

I'm especially interested in the options freedom from crashes would allow for car design.

Couldn't cars communicate?

How about people? could driving become more socially connective if people were free from staring at the road?

I want to hear about social networking opportunities! :D

Add in anything you find interesting! :D Thanks!

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  • Apr 3 2011: I would like to spend a few words on the social aspects of a self-driving-car. Why would people prefer to take a self-driving-car instead of using public transport? The obvious answer in our day is because it’s more efficient to get you from A to B. But considering that our public transport will develop in the same rate as most of our technologies do, it will also become more and more sufficient. I dare to state that our time profit in taking a self-driving-car, instead of public transport will be negligible by the time it is implemented.

    So what other obvious reason can there be for maintaining the concept of a car? The biggest difference in taking public transport an taking a car it that of privacy. Only in a car can you choose who rides with you and who doesn’t. If this is the main argument for maintaining the concept of a car it wouldn’t stimulate our social interactions at all.

    People who chose to take –the probably more expensive option to public transport-, the self-driving-car, do this for privacy and time management. Time management in the sense that you can do your morning rituals in the car on your way to work. All things like; doing your makeup, hair, shaving your face, drinking coffee and reading a morning newspaper, have breakfast, prepare your big talk with the boss. The self-driving-car would become an extension of your house. And to be honest; who would like to do some networking while in the bathroom?

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