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January 11, 2016

Self-Driving Car Bomb: You say convenience. I say cruise missile on wheels.


If someone does eventually come up with a reasonable self-driving car,
what's to keep some bad guy from loading one up with explosives and then programming it to drive to, and park in front of, some juicy target? And then the bad guy detonates the bomb by remote control (i.e. with a cell phone). Or builds in a GPS that detonates the bomb when it's within a small distance of the target. - - Steven Den Beste

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2016 2:28 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The means for doing such a thing have been in place all along.

Spending $40k for a *self driving* car will not facilitate it.

The author should get an honest job.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 11, 2016 2:57 PM

To me the self driving car is a wonderful idea. Law abiding citizens may be able to go to a pub and have a "few" with their mates and not worry about the full weight of the gestapo ruining their lives

Posted by: Dale Gribble [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 11, 2016 5:01 PM

Screw it. Vote Trump.

Posted by: Smokey [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 12, 2016 10:18 AM

I'll take my chances with the remote possibility of a terrorist hit over the much higher chance that some idiot with a cell phone in their hand will text me into the next life.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 12, 2016 7:05 PM

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