Self-Driving Cars Will Lead To More Hanky-Panky Behind The Wheel.
If you’re in a room with ten people, one of them has had sex while driving. And they’re just the ones willing to admit it on a survey! If this strikes you as unusually high, get ready for it to be a lot higher as self-driving cars take over.
The Canadian government is trying to figure out this “self-driving cars” thing from a bureaucratic perspective, and so they are consulting with experts. One of those experts is Barrie Kirk of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence, and he made more or less a slam-dunk prediction about the future of robot chauffeurs:
I AM PREDICTING THAT, ONCE COMPUTERS ARE DOING THE DRIVING, THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE SEX IN CARS. THAT’S ONE OF SEVERAL THINGS PEOPLE WILL DO WHICH WILL INHIBIT THEIR ABILITY TO RESPOND QUICKLY WHEN THE COMPUTER SAYS TO THE HUMAN, ‘TAKE OVER.’”
We can also see that being a confusing use of words in that situation, along with “You steer,” “do a hard right,” “pump the brakes,” and so on. But it’s hard to call this a “prediction” when the basic nature of human beings would indicate it’s a certainty. There is no situation where people don’t want to try doing it: Terrorist lockdowns, riding on hoverboards, in a virtual reality demo booth, even on the red carpet. Really, to a lot of people, having the car drive is the closest some of them will get to “safer sex.”
That said, if you must do it in a car, be relatively safe and park it somewhere, first. Or if there’s a tow truck driver who doesn’t ask questions, just slip that guy some cash and let him do the driving for you.
(Via the CBC)