CHAPTER 6

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The Future Comes Rolling In

Autonomous and Self-Driving Vehicles

F*** self-driving cars. Self-cleaning apartments, that’s what we need!

—HEARSAY

I have to make a confession: one of my secret pleasures is watching videos of car crashes on YouTube. I can spend hours watching those blurred, fuzzy videos of accidents, always hoping that nobody was really hurt. At the same time, I am surprised at how an apparently normal traffic situation can lead to an apocalyptic scenario in just a few seconds. Most accidents are very obviously caused by driving errors—someone ignoring the right of way, turning into oncoming traffic, driving too fast, ...

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