SCIENTISTS AT TOYOTA HQ have now created driverless cars to match the Google ones in America, a Japanese reader named Ren tells me.
The driverless revolution is coming. I can’t wait. About one in 20 taxi-drivers, in my experience, has SERIOUS digestive problems.
I got into a taxi once and I swear there was NOT ONE MOLECULE of breathable air inside. It had all been replaced by lethal gas processed by the driver’s colon, which was basically the biochemical weapon that United Nations weapons inspectors have spent years seeking in Iraq.
I spent most of the ride with the upper half of my body hanging out of the window.
Lift Lurker told me he plans to get a driverless car with a remote camera to drive from his bed. “If the car gets stuck at a red light, no problem. You can get some snack from the fridge and wait for a green light,” he said.
Reader Athena Huang envisaged a world where everybody works from home, but driverless cars scoot around so that the roads and bridges, etc, “aren’t wasted”.
Right, Athena. And let’s also shoot people so that guns aren’t wasted and set off all the nuclear bombs so they aren’t wasted too!
IN OTHER NEWS….
LAWYER THOMAS Lowe billed a client for times they met to have sex, a court in the US heard last week, in a report forwarded by several readers. This stinks. When real lawyers behave this badly, those of us who spend hours thinking up lawyer jokes are totally out-grossed.
THE HAYAA (extremist religious police) of Saudi Arabia last week shut down a dinosaur show and ordered all the children out, the Economist reported. They wouldn’t say what law was broken. Theories are circulating on Twitter:
1) Male and female dinosaurs illegally appearing in one show.
2) Female dinosaurs seen in public without male guardians.
3) Dinosaurs not wearing hijabs.
THANKS FOR THE story and pic about the x-ray specs in the comments for the previous post, Karuna. I remember these. So cool. Anyone else experience them?