In this day and age, freedom is the single most important value this country provides its people. However, people in this country seem to be willing to hand over their freedom to drive as more and more cars are coming closer and closer to self driving. Don’t you like being in control of a vehicle anymore? Having that power in your fingertips and toes to control your life and destination. Having that quick rush of adrenaline the minute your foot kicks the accelerator to a higher gear. That feeling is sheer bliss for the millions of car fanatics out there. If the self-driving trends continue, those people will probably be forced to “drive freely” on a NASCAR Track. Can you believe the nerve of those Self-Driving futuristic bastards? Taking this sheer bliss and power away from the American people! The funniest part is that I am not a huge car fanatic. Frankly, I would love if my car could drive on it’s own. But, I’m afraid we are moving closer and closer to a world where that freedom will be taken away. And I don’t like my freedoms to be taken away. If self-driving cars became law, who would be the ones most affected by it? Those car loving, freedom loving people out there, that’s who.
A group of my friends consider themselves to be car fanatics. They hold a different kind of passion for automobiles than the average person like you and I. Some would consider it love, but it’s definitely an emotional bond to the freedom and control a car provides. Don’t you believe it would be criminal to take something like that away from people like my buddies? In my opinion, I believe it’s no one’s right to take another’s passion or love away from him or her. Big Brother had implemented many laws over the years to take our freedom away in the name of safety from ourselves. But there is a point where this has to stop.
Have you noticed the significant changes in the most recent “Fast and the Furious” movies? Remember how the old ones were all about illegal street racing. This was powerful because illegal street racing could be done by anyone (illegally, of course). No matter who you are, with a vehicle, anyone could bring out a little rebel self. The first “Fast and the Furious” was famous because it showed the freedom Americans had. We take for granted the control we have in driving. We all could start an underground street-racing league if we wanted. Sure it is entirely impractical and illegal, but the truth is we all could if we wanted to. The film “Fast and the Furious” took a beautiful passion and brought it to life for millions of Americans. Now with the newer films, they have taken the realism and relations with the American people out. What made the franchise so successful in the first place was showing the American people the power they had and probably didn’t realize. Such a shame they had to turn the movie franchise into unrealistic action films.
And to add more fury to the fire, what if self-driving vehicles could be hacked? So all of us are going to hand over our rights to drive with thousands of haters in this world? What if we had enemies or people who didn’t like us and they wanted to take us out of commission? You mean to tell me they could hack my car and run me off a bridge from the comfort of their own home? Are you shitting me? All this time protecting people, who love driving, I completely forgot the true risk involved. If we won’t be driving, do we trust our lives to something or someone who doesn’t have an equal mortal risk or care? I highly doubt Siri is going to have a funeral and mourn over me when I pass. Quite honestly, Artificial Intelligence could cost me my life either deliberately through the hands of another or via a malfunction. That’s fucking terrifying!
As a country, America is not ready to hand over driving rights. The reason has nothing to do with oil, electricity, and/or renewable fuels. The reason is because we value our freedoms and lives more than any Artificial Intelligence could. Truth is I love being alive! So, I am not letting anything or anyone that I don’t trust, be in control of my life. Would you? It’s only a matter of time before our government finds out millions of car loving Americans would rather be in control of their lives, than be permanent passengers.