[LINK] Why you may not own, or drive your vehicle in 10 years time

Mike Mike.Shearer at westnet.com.au
Thu Jun 9 07:37:24 AEST 2016

My concern is that the driving software etc will become so good that it 
is made mandatory that it be used at all times, no matter what.  That 
there will be no option available to the humans involved.  And heavy 
penalties for disabling or over-riding the system - assuming that in a 
non-human controlled vehicle it will be possible to disable the system 
and take over.

I strongly recommend Haim Harari's paper /Thinking about people who 
think like machines/published as pages 434-437 of/What to think about 
machines that think; today's leading thinkers on the Age of Machine 
Intelligence. /(John Brockman, editor. 2015, Harper Perennial). It 
includes: //

/// "Our human society is moving fast toward rules, regulations, laws, 
political dogmas, and patterns of behaviour that blindly follow strict 
logic, even when they start with false foundations or collide with 
obvious common sense.  ...  These and similar trends are moving us 
toward more algorithmic and logical modes of tackling problems, often at 
the expense of common sense. If common sense, whatever its definition, 
describes one of the advantages of people over machines, what we see 
today is a clear move away from this incremental asset of humans."

Mike Shearer, Townsville

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