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This car reminds me of a predatory automobile from a recent story. (Read
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|"Personally, I would have chosen the auto fleet from Vernor Vinge's "Rainbows End". Jaurez's "Daemon" is just creepy."
(Joey1058 3/7/2011 9:23:52 AM)
|"Daemon is creepy! That's why I liked it. I find myself wondering if there is some kind of 'uncanny valley' aspect of autonomous vehicles. On the one hand, I think they are inevitable and will probably prove to be much safer than vehicles operated by humans. On the other hand, people don't readily trust multi-ton machines that are free to roam the landscape on their own."
(Bill Christensen 3/9/2011 7:39:00 AM)
|"Charles Stross had an interesting kind of 'hybrid autonomous car' idea; see this article on the driverless drones from his 2007 novel Halting State."
(Bill Christensen 3/9/2011 3:50:14 PM)
|"Someone did two short stories even earlier about computerized cars with a protagonist who hunted rogue cars and was searching for one in particular after it killed his brother, it may have been his brother's car. I think the frist one was in an anthology titled either Killer Cars or Deamon Cars."
(J Larson 3/27/2011 1:00:35 PM)
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