Self Drive Cars And Closing Time Chaos On The Roads

I’m always gobsmacked by the unthinking stupidity of those we allow to rule us. While the developed nations struugle with unemployment, due to automation of processes that provide jobs amongst other things, our poticians and the “experts” who advise them are creaming thrir pants over another technological development that will destroy thousands of jobs.

Their latest miracle tachology is self driving vehicles:

Eric Blair
Activist Post

“Automation has already been responsible for the loss of countless jobs in America and around the world. You can see brilliant accounting for this here and here.

Well, you’ve got less than ten years warning that millions more will go unemployed due to self-driven cars. Two fresh reports outline where this is all going.

The first, titled “Computer driven cars will convulse the automotive industry” appeared yesterday in the Detroit News. The article praised the many benefits of self-driven cars, but also pointed out that there will be some losers:
Read all.

Now the article goes on to raise many intelligent points about the negative consequences of bringing in self drive cars (though not the one that concerns me, what about those of us who thing driving is fun).

But what the people cheering, waving flags and going “Woo – ooo – ooo for technology” have not thought of is the way this is going to make chaose of the drink driving laws.

Not like a bat out of hell. Songs to drive safely by.

In yet another scientific research project aimed at proving science is a career for tossers who like to have lots of time on their hands and do not have enough imagination to fill it intelligently, a bunch of scientists have been researching which songs are the safest to drive to.

Each of the songs in the top ten have an optimum tempo of a song for safe driving, mimicking the human heartbeat at around 60 to 80 beats per minute.

Among the top ten safest songs to drive to are Come Away With Me by Norah Jones, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith and Tiny Dancer by Elton John. Anyone who would listen to that crap would never dare risk going above 30 mph of course so we must assume the science did not extend to looking at the risk of being rear ended by Jeremy Clarkson. Actually I wouldn’t mind read ending Norah Jones myself.

The Scientist by Coldplay and Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me a River also appeared in the top 10. A song called The Scientist? And it’s by Coldplay. What kind of driver would listen to that? They don’t sell Ladas in this country any more do they? Morris Minor drivers maybe? Tofu noshing G Wiz drivers?

The study, conducted at London Metropolitan University, also revealed the type of songs that cause motorists to drive dangerously.

Now this is what really pisses me off about scientists. FFS why do they insist on trying tell us what we already know and then getting it wrong.

The songs most likely to result in a write off, as any fule kno, are:

Bat Out Of Hell – Meat Loaf,
Paranoid – Black Sabbath,
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen,

none of which were named by the study.

Having said that, I’ve always like to get my wellie down to O Fortuna from Carmina Burania.