Driverless Car Are Coming Soon, But How Soon? What About Humanless Everything Else?

English: Google driverless car operating on a ...

English: Google driverless car operating on a testing path (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Humans will one day render as useless walking bones, because machines will take over all the chores and whatever else that humans don’t feel like doing.  We can already take a peek at the future by seeing car manufacturers going the route of driverless car.  The video right after the break talks about how Toyota, Audi, and other well known car brands are working and researching on driverless cars.  So far, their prototypes seem to drive themselves alright.  So, I guess they got the driverless down, but how safe will their driverless vehicles be?  This is why I think we might not see this type of cars at least for few years on.  Nonetheless, I hope they can work out the safety issues for these driverless cars soon, because I’m itching to read, blog, eat, snore, and scratch my itchy back whenever I’m on the road outing.

A year back or two, I don’t remember the time exactly, South Korea had employed few robots to be school teacher and a prison somewhere (I forgot where) had employed robots to be prison guards.  Perhaps, more of these machines will even do more stuffs for us humans soon.  Imagine, army of robots/machines go to a piece of land, build bunch of more specialized machines on spot, and from the ground up these machines together build a building or house that can, in time, expand, contract, remodel, and whatever else that the owner of this futuristic house wants to do.  Let just hope, more machines/robots don’t mean more bad things.  Exciting about the future?

What About Volkswagen People’s Car Project’s Hover Concept Car?

Shanghai Maglev Train on the track

Shanghai Maglev Train on the track (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

China is now the second largest economy in the world, but it might surpass the United States if the United States’ economy continues to be a laggard economic force.  Nonetheless, this post isn’t about comparing the two countries, because nobody can predict the future.  If someone says he or she can, that someone must not come from earth.  Anyhow, China’s amazing economy is all we talk about today, and partly because of how we have seen major corporations of the world (not only inside the United States) have built or will build their second headquarter in China.  How come?  They plan to sell their ideas, their innovations, their business plans, and their whatever in China.  I think the go without saying consensus among the businesses is that the Chinese people are plenty in number and they have been saving up — they might be the most profitable consumers in the world.  This is why many of us might not be so surprised to have seen Volkswagen started a concept car project in China known as People’s Car Project, because Volkswagen probably had similar idea about China.  Similar idea?  I think Volkswagen might think that China will be the biggest car market in the making.

As of December 31, 2011, China had about 1.347 billion people.  With the biggest population and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, no wonder the business world is going crazy for China — and so the car market.  Next, India?  So, it is not so surprising to see Volkswagen is hard at work in promoting their brand in China.  What is the surprise is that the Volkswagen People’s Car Project has came up with a really cool, bloody hell, freaking rock my world, kind of concept car!  People’s Car Project came up with a hover car.  OK, it does sound familiar, but will it be cool?  In my opinion, it got to be one of the coolest vehicles I have ever seen, ever.  It’s very futuristic and it hovers, need I say more?  OK, probably not, but you probably want to check out the video right after the break to see Volkswagen’s concept hover car in action.

Afterthought:  I wish I understand Chinese language so I know what they’ve said in the video above, but just by watching the moving image, I have to say I really like Volkswagen’s concept hover car.  Unfortunately, the word concept might overpower gravity in this case (and most cases), because we have seen uncountable concepts have been abandoned right?  OK, to be honest, that is what most people say, and I truly don’t know any specific concept had been abandoned on the top of my head, and if even I knew about one I probably don’t remember it now.  Still, it’s more believable to believe that most concepts are often abandoned than not, because most concepts are really over the top.  By that I mean most concepts frequently introduce ideas that might be easier to be said than done.  According to Huffingtonpost.com’s Volkswagen Hover Car: Are Flying Cars The Model Of The Future? (VIDEO) article, Volkswagen’s concept hover car relies on the idea of utilizing electromagnetic levitation.  Such a big word, and I don’t remember what it means (I think I had read on this before), but it does sound so science cool.  Anyhow, I whisked over to Wikipedia and found out that China had built electromagnetic levitation train known as Shanghai Maglev Train.  So, I figure if they already knew how to levitate a whole train, then Volkswagen concept hover car must be doable, right?  Nonetheless, don’t ever underestimate the word concept, because Volkswagen might never go ahead of making concept hover car into a real product for countless reasons (e.g., cost, demand, regulation).  In the end, bottom line has got to mean a lot more than realizing a concept.

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