We don’t know what the future holds but we do know that it’s going to have a lot of amazing surprises for all of us. One thing I notice about futuristic inventions is that most if not all of them are aimed to make our lives easier, better and far more convenient than it has ever been.
Let’s start with computers. Back in the days, we had to make an effort to use a pen and a paper to write down our thoughts or our opinions and we’d be asked to wait for a couple of weeks or even months if it’s overseas before the receiver gets to read our letter. Well, obviously in today’s digital world, we have emails and messenger apps and other virtual means to communicate with our family and friends with just a few clicks of a button. Today, you don’t have to manually fan yourself to keep cool; with just a click of a remote, you can cool an entire home with an air conditioner.
Now while we’re all familiar with all these modern technologies, there is one thing I still have yet to witness and that is none other than a self-driving car. Wouldn’t it be amazing to not have a driver and just set up your car to take you to where you want to go? However, this topic, unfortunately, falls on debatable grounds. I’ve read in forums that there are actually people who think that self-driving cars are feasible while others think it could be dangerous.
Sure we have automatic cars but still, these cars need a driver to steer the wheel. As of the present prototypes are being made but nothing has ever happened so far and no announcements have surfaced on social media, which means they still have not perfected self-driving cars. People who disagree think it could be dangerous since there are a number of factors to consider. What if the computer or the GPS breaks down? Let’s face it, it’s just computer and even computers get hacked and get broken. When this happens, is your life at risk if you’re in the middle of the freeway? That is one question we need to start asking ourselves. Is it safe to ride in a self-driving car? And if so, how safe are we? Yes, they’ve probably invented sensory information to make sure that navigation is accurate and other features like radar systems and computer vision but then again, how accurate are they?
In as much as we’d like to make our lives easier and to make our work as less stressful as it is now, sometimes we need to make an effort to do what we’re supposed to do. Whether it’s manual, automatic or self-driving cars if they do exist in the future at all, all cars need servicing for safety purposes. Check out Haigood & Campbell The Fuel & Lubricants Specialists so they can examine and assess your car’s condition. Regardless of brand, model or type, all cars need regular maintenance to keep it from breaking down.