Nissan’s Future Mind-Reading Cars Won’t Steer You Wrong

 “The idea is to blend driver and vehicle intelligence together…

 

… in such a way that eliminates conflicts between them, leading to a safer motoring environment,”

 

This is a natural step in the trend toward “cyborgization.”

I know it sounds hokey, but man and machine are increasingly becoming one. One need look no further than the electronic appendages some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have gotten in recent years. They work almost as well as what Luke Skywalker got in The Empire Strikes Back. It’s amazing.

We use our smartphones as an adjunct for our minds, holding memories and important information in digital form so we can dedicate our brains to other things.

It makes sense that our cars, which many consider already an extension of themselves, would begin to fuse with us.

This sort of thing makes my wife uneasy, that humankind is on a slippery slope toward a Robocop kind of future. It makes me excited. Though with more and more seniors on the road a mind reading car could be a real problem.

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