Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Why I Agree With Instapundit Thay An Internet of Things Is a Bad Idea

1/17/18 Weekly Standard presents a terrifying and likely possible risk of pilotless cars:
It's a calm Saturday morning in August of next year. Suddenly, across the nation, 12,000 Tesla Model S sedans start up at the same time. They engage Tesla's vaunted autopilot feature and head out onto the road. Some of them make their way to local gas stations. Some to electrical substations. And then, as they approach, they accelerate to top speed. The explosions are fantastic as the Model S batteries rupture and spark fires, which ignite anything flammable in the area. The power grid in the Los Angeles area is brought down almost immediately. Hundreds of fires rage. America is under attack. This might sound like science fiction. It's not.

1 comment:

  1. You would think "2001: A Space Odyssey" would dissuade people from trusting computerized vehicles.