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As a software developer, would you ride in a self-driving car?

Survey period: 23 Feb 2015 to 2 Mar 2015

OptionVotes% 
Absolutely (assuming the bugs are ironed out)54228.50
Maybe - depends on which company wrote the code1678.78
Maybe - depends on whether I have other options for travel1005.26
Maybe - depending the industry as a whole proving their safety43522.87
Maybe - Not sure20610.83
Definitely not45223.76



 
GeneralNo way! Pin
Camilo Reyes1-Mar-15 13:10
professionalCamilo Reyes1-Mar-15 13:10 
GeneralRe: No way! Pin
Indivara1-Mar-15 16:17
professionalIndivara1-Mar-15 16:17 
GeneralYour kidding ? Of Course I would ! PinPopular
Andrew Torrance26-Feb-15 5:48
Andrew Torrance26-Feb-15 5:48 
General...as long as it isn't running Windows... PinPopular
Member 1073194424-Feb-15 13:31
Member 1073194424-Feb-15 13:31 
GeneralRe: ...as long as it isn't running Windows... Pin
Xmen Real 26-Feb-15 15:33
professional Xmen Real 26-Feb-15 15:33 
GeneralIt's not about self-driving PinPopular
T800G24-Feb-15 12:04
T800G24-Feb-15 12:04 
GeneralRe: It's not about self-driving Pin
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:42
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:42 
GeneralRe: It's not about self-driving Pin
User 5924126-Feb-15 14:22
User 5924126-Feb-15 14:22 
GeneralAlready fly in a self-flying plane Pin
Doug Domeny24-Feb-15 10:22
professionalDoug Domeny24-Feb-15 10:22 
GeneralRe: Already fly in a self-flying plane Pin
Chris Maunder25-Feb-15 6:28
cofounderChris Maunder25-Feb-15 6:28 
GeneralRe: Already fly in a self-flying plane Pin
Michele Hill25-Feb-15 9:55
Michele Hill25-Feb-15 9:55 
GeneralRe: Already fly in a self-flying plane Pin
John M Bundy26-Feb-15 3:11
John M Bundy26-Feb-15 3:11 
GeneralSome of the implications of this technology ... PinPopular
mekDroid24-Feb-15 8:20
mekDroid24-Feb-15 8:20 
1) Some years ago I saw a movie, I think it was called Avatar. The basic premise was that humans were able to control alien bodies remotely. I left the movie theater chuckling and shaking my head, because Hollywood was (as usual) completely clueless about how technology is made.

In this movie when the connection was lost the Avatar would lose consciousness, fall down (and perhaps break his head). I don't know if we will ever have that kind of remote control of another body (probably yes) but I can give you the 1st line of the code right here and now:

If (ConnectionLost == True) Then SitDown

The concept is called "Graceful Degradation" and real, useful computer-driven cars will need to implement something similar.

2) Horse-drawn carts cannot go on expressways. Right now computer-driven cars are of dubious safety and there are some pretty strict rules about their use in public streets. However, once there is a critical mass of computer-driven cars we will immediately start having rules and regulations restricting the use of *manual* cars. At some point in the not too distant future there will be whole streets and complete neighborhoods (and maybe cities) where you will not be able to drive a manual car. Enough of that and the manual car goes the way of the horse cart.
GeneralRe: Some of the implications of this technology ... Pin
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:46
User 1013254624-Feb-15 22:46 
GeneralRe: Some of the implications of this technology ... Pin
Ron Anders28-Feb-15 5:27
Ron Anders28-Feb-15 5:27 
GeneralHrmm... lets consider what its adoption *MIGHT* mean.... Pin
TheGDog24-Feb-15 6:09
TheGDog24-Feb-15 6:09 
GeneralI would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
Sinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 3:53
professionalSinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 3:53 
GeneralRe: I would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
CDP180224-Feb-15 7:57
CDP180224-Feb-15 7:57 
GeneralRe: I would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
Sinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 21:09
professionalSinisa Hajnal24-Feb-15 21:09 
GeneralRe: I would drive...erm...be driven... Pin
User 1013254624-Feb-15 23:02
User 1013254624-Feb-15 23:02 
GeneralThe insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:30
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:30 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
24-Feb-15 3:44
professionalN_tro_P24-Feb-15 3:44 
GeneralRe: The insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:50
mekDroid24-Feb-15 3:50 
GeneralRe: The insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
MichealHunt7524-Feb-15 5:01
professionalMichealHunt7524-Feb-15 5:01 
GeneralRe: The insurance companies will make sure we use the cars! Pin
Wastedtalent25-Feb-15 1:57
professionalWastedtalent25-Feb-15 1:57 

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