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Personality Cars

What if cars were really like people?
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What if cars were made with built in personalities? Like, for a few dollars extra, your car wouldn't run when you needed it to. Also, you could upload new personalities, for a good practical joke, like a personality that only runs on every third day on odd months containing the letter "e". Maybe the person that recieved the "upgrade" could then jokingly pass it back to you right before your important meeting in the city. oh yeah, hummers would be built to always run, but have horrible gas mileage.Oh, wait, they're like that already.
craziness, Mar 09 2006

"Christine" http://www.movietom...eMain/movieid-3337/
"She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary Automobile. Deep within her chassis lurks the devil incarnate. She is Christine..." [jurist, Mar 09 2006]


       Honda did this with a few prototypes awhile back I seem to recall.   

       Other than that, there was always KITT. Which basically makes this thing a WICTTISITSWIBNIIR.
RayfordSteele, Mar 09 2006

       Your describing products from the British motor industry pre-80s. Thoroughly baked.
egbert, Mar 09 2006

       There was an article in the paper a couple of days ago about how giving motorists' driving aids grumpy personalities helps keep motorists focussed on the road and less accident prone. So this idea actually has legs.   

       (Sorry, can't find a link.)
DrCurry, Mar 09 2006

       love Isaac Asimov. My library has like none of his books though.
craziness, Mar 09 2006

       Is it the library at McMurdo Base?
bristolz, Mar 10 2006

       There really should be a shorter version of WICTTISITSWIBNIIR.
notmarkflynn, Mar 10 2006

       WTCTTISITSWIBNIIWR can often be shortened to WIBNI, but it's not always so much fun.
zen_tom, Mar 10 2006

       Baked.... They're called Fords.
FunkyMunky, Mar 10 2006

       at least this idea is not political.
the fiddler, Mar 10 2006

       fiddler, why do you keep calling me stupid? I think you're just a 13 year old kid with acne that calls everything stupid and votes for his own inventions. go crawl under a rock.
craziness, Mar 10 2006

       because you called me stupid in my idea "steering wheel buttons." but i'm a big boy and can take it. oh and I don't vote for my inventions. but you should because you need all you can get. How could you make the assumption that I have acne without ever having seen me. (oh I forgot, you probably had acne when you were 13.) but the reality is, I do have acne, so what.   

       Unforturnatly, it would be quite hard to crawl under a rock. Perhaps you can show me how. :)
the fiddler, Mar 10 2006

       Why don't you vote for your inventions? Are they not good enough?
bristolz, Mar 11 2006

       no, I would rather be judged by others instead of myself. why would I post an idea and vote against it?
the fiddler, Mar 11 2006

       I'm with [fiddler] in that respect. I don't like voting for my own ideas.   

       And for everyone who suffers from acne: 1) You don't have to avoid chocolate, it doesn't affect acne negatively, and 2) Reducing the amount of stress in your life will greatly reduce the acne on your face. That, and exiting puberty.
notmarkflynn, Mar 11 2006

       I'm going to third the not voting for own inventions craze. I post an idea because I think it's good. I see my vote as already implied.   

       This name calling contest has no place here. Take it to Insult Tennis.
hidden truths, Mar 11 2006

       I vote for all of my ideas and think it important to do so (well, relative to the overall importance that I give to voting which is pretty darn small).
bristolz, Mar 11 2006

       \\That way only the interesting ones are left for people to read\\ Interesting is very subjective. What you're saying is that you are only leaving popular ideas. I've seen plenty of ideas that interest me that were unpopular or even MFD'd. I too delete ideas, but only if genuine flaws in them can be shown. That applies to popular and unpopular ideas. (However I have also been known to vote on ideas when I'm not sure how it will fare. I don't think that many 'bakers vote like sheep but it seems to work more often than not, and I always remove the vote at a later time)
hidden truths, Mar 12 2006


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