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The cloud will own and drive your car

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 19, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Please open the Pandora’s Box of unintended consequences was the message I took away from the news that GM and Lyft are bringing cars in the form of taxis to Austin, Texas.

    Already, driverless cars are wholly dependent on the cloud. Who else is going to take the money for the trip, guide it through updated GPS info (how about those orange barrel zones?), find a parking place, and wake up to find you after the pub crawl?

    Do you want a Tesla to meet you at the front door? How about a much-rumored Apple Car? No, that won’t do, let’s put on the Ritz and have a GullWing Mercedes saunter to queue, wink its little lights at you, and have some sumptuous jazz playing. For some people, the latest football game will already be playing on the screen. Others will be deep into a saved RPG, killing orcs while speeding down the 101.

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