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flagamuffin  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

    You can do your work while you drive! I think that's awful. We already cram so much work into our lives, please don't take my car and make it a workspace as well. It is like that article about - the greatest mystery is why we fill our downtime back up with work.

I can read books while I drive. I can write music while I drive. I can take a nap while I drive. I can masturbate while I drive (?!). I'm the one who's always spouting off about retiring when I'm 35 on here -- I'm not about to spend extra time working.

    The people who get behind the wheel and mentally fall asleep are idiots. Cars aren't safe because people do idiotic things while driving them.

And the result is that driving is statistically the most dangerous thing you'll probably do this year. Let's change that.

    You raise fair points about the plains. I don't know. I love a good two-hour drive down to the beach but even then I can choose a more rural highway over an eight-lane monstrosity. I like having the limitations of my perspective pointed out to me. And yes. I live very close to farm country. It's beautiful.

It really does just depend. I'm on interstates all the time because that's the only thing for it. One time traffic was really bad so I took winding frontage roads instead for four hours, going about 90 so I wouldn't lose any time overall -- that was fun. But it's not the norm sadly.