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Forget about driverless cars, each with their individuality
If all the roads, everywhere, were active and were able to
make anything on them go, you wouldnt need cars. Just
place everything that has to be somewhere else on the
and off it goes, to somewhere
There could be many ways of effecting the knowing of the
printing out a QR code and sticking it to the top surface of
the parcel, cat, people etc that are going somewhere.
then point the top surface down on to the road so that the
road can see it, or maybe leave it pointing up and have a
camera try and decipher it through the dense cloud cover.
There could be many ways of locomotion or traction, for
example, like those air puck tennis games, or linear motors
(which may erase or reset prosthetic hearts or minds). Or
be pushed along by specific traction engines (not traction
engines, theyre old) if theres a group of stuff thats all
in the same direction for a while, and can be scooped
Independent Autonomous Balls
Roadless version [pocmloc, Mar 11 2016]
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 11 2016]
||So, those air-tube delivery thingies and moving walkways
like they have in the Jetsons, then?
||A surface made up of thousands of little legs (not unlike the underside of a starfish) might provision a general purpose, multi-directional locomotion function. Different sized legs might provide differing levels of precision or speed. There'd need to be some awareness/executive transmission between the objects being transported and the underlying surface, That might be simplified via some kind of intelligent label that knew its position and orientation and could transmit a context-aware signal (saying "North!" might encourage the surface to do some Northward action) until such time as the road ran out or the object got to where it wanted to be.
||A fun idea, and liable to the usual malfunx.
||" Hey, buddy, glad to see that you need to get to San Francisco, I'm going that way ! "
||Person in S/R compatible chair:
||" Thanks, but I need to get to Santa Fe. "
||" You got it, let's go. We'll be in Oakland in a few hours. "
||/ A surface made up of thousands of little legs (not unlike the underside of a starfish) might provision a general purpose, multi-directional locomotion function. /
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