Thursday, April 05, 2007

If Johnny told you to jump over a cliff...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

GPS systems often direct motorists down blind alleys or across otherwise unsuitable terrain because, after all, they are only mindless machines. They lack the intricacies of local knowledge and that all important human trait, common sense.

Not the end of the world you might think since no car is going to force you to go where you don't want to. You see they all come fully equipped with a clever fail-safe device called a driver who interprets the computer's suggestions and then decides the best course of action to take. For instance, if your TomTom urged you to plunge your £96,000 Mercedes into a river...



I've read about this story already. I wish I would have read it from you first hand. You're so much more talented than a tabloid meat-seeker journalist.

On the other hand, a machine is as smart as the programming human can be. Telling, non?

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