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You start your car, looking forward to the mythical Jersey 1.5
hour commute. And now that the car drives itself, there's
nothing to do but check Facebook and messages -- which will
leave you with absolutely nothing to do when you get into the
Enter our new Commuter Games division
that will provides hours
of daily entertainment by keeping score as you engage in reckless
real chases virtual shootouts with your fellow commuters, with
high scores conveniently and kills conveniently displayed on the
dashboard in augmented reality.
||My theory on this is that a] as cars will be no longer
owned as such, but interchangeable so that they
always show up freshly charged and maintained, and
3] as the journey planning is algorithmicalyised (with
the hunt for the travelling salesman solution at the
forefront, for one thing), and IIiv] therell be a lot of
concurrent and coincident journeys, Id say its not
impossible that the offer of a shared ride will make
sense to a lot of people.
||As a dangerous evolutionary consequence of this, the
seats on robot cars might as well face inward to each
other, rather than forward (just as nobody can hear
you go forward in space). You might as well dispense
with windows and replace them with screens that
show whats outside, or not, if theres something
better to be displaying.
||This will inevitably give people the opportunity to
talk to each other. This of course is a bit too
forthcoming and outgoing (illegal in London), and
therefore embarrassing. However, it may well give
rise to displacement activities such as a participation
ethos for education. Brief bouts of education.
||In cases where its the same bunch of people each
morning, there might well be an agreed focus or
topic to get their collective teeth into. As indicated,
its mainly practice, as the discontinuous nature will
make it difficult to actually follow a series of courses
on a module, but rather, to brush up, help others
catch up. If nothing else, use the time to dip back
into a topic that youre trying to get better at.
||[Ian] You seem to be in the process of reinventing
what is known as a "bus".
||[theircom] A 1.5hr commute by car, either in or to
Jersey, will involve you getting very wet somewhere
between France and England.
||hence the BridgeGate, [MB]