Introducing: The 2022 Cadillac Eris!

I predict:

Before too much longer, new cars will come with an autonomous, “self-driving” mode. In the beginning, at least, this will be an option that drivers can switch on or off.

There will be a great many married couples of “a certain age” in which the wife will want the husband to use the self-driving mode, and he won’t want to. In this way technology will bequeath to us a brand-new source of marital discord — pretty much the last thing anyone needs.

This one’s nowhere near as dire as most of my predictions, I realize, but I make it with high confidence.

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2 Comments

  1. banned from discourse says

    auto pilot bot 1.0 will come with two modes:

    male mode: won’t stop and ask for directions

    female mode: will complain that you don’t stop and ask for directions

    Posted May 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    If cars can soon drive and navigate themselves as well as remotely start themselves, I will wait until the car can also pay for itself before leaving the lot!

    Posted May 28, 2017 at 7:51 am | Permalink

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