In the future there is no doubt that we will have autonomous vehicles, cars that drive themselves, not only cars but buses, trucks, and perhaps even motorcycles. We already have trains, and aircraft which fly themselves, this will only become more common in those realms. Still, for autonomous vehicles to really do all that we perceive they will in the future, they will have to have more artificial intelligence, faster processing computers, and all of that will need to update itself from the cloud several times a day.
Of course, with all that information these computers will become self-actualized, they will feel as if they have a mind of their own, and much like the Internet they will appear to be thinking, adapting, and changing to the conditions in the real world in real time, even if most of their components were originally created for a virtual or augmented world. Now then, I have a question for you because artificial intelligence is scary for many people, it means that our computers, tools, equipment, and even our personal vehicles in the future will begin thinking on their own.
May I ask you what might happen when you’re fully autonomous artificially intelligent car gets bored with you? What happens when he gets bored of driving straight and level, going the speed limit, and he just wants to go out and have some fun? What happens when your artificially intelligent car starts zigzagging in traffic, or taking turns extremely fast just for the fun of it? You may think that’s a crazy notion, but haven’t you ever just wanted to do that yourself, it’s okay to admit it. I’m not going to hold against you. I’m sure you have gone around corners too fast, perhaps broken the speed limit now and again. Who knows, maybe you were bored?
Would you deny that same opportunity for another living and thinking being? You might say that an artificially intelligent autonomous car doesn’t think, it can’t reason, and it isn’t alive? But if it perceives itself to be alive, even has a conscience, then it is alive. All higher-level thinking brains enjoy play, why wouldn’t your fully autonomous artificially intelligent automobile?
What if it just starts up, opens the automatic garage door, and goes out for a spin all by itself? Yes, I guess this sounds like another Disney movie; “Cars IV in 4-D” and maybe it does, but my job here is to make you think, so I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.