Google CEO: Computers, not humans, should be driving cars

In a presentation, Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about a technology nirvana between humans and computers, and suggests that computers, not humans, should be driving cars.
Written by Sam Diaz, Inactive

Here's an interesting thought: What if computers drove cars and left the passengers to eat, watch movies, maybe even take a nap?

On the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Google CEO Eric Schmidt suggested that that’s the way it really should be. During his presentation, he said, "Your car should drive itself. It’s amazing to me that we let humans drive cars. It's a bug that cars were invented before computers."

It's an interesting concept--albeit kind of scary when you think about how often computers crash and can easily be taken down by a worm, bug or virus. The last thing I would ever want to see is a blue screen of death while moving at 65 mph on a Bay Area freeway.

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