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[AUS/U.S.] IBM applies for right to stop your car at intersections

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by Transformer, May 24, 2010.

  1. Well this is fun....


    Its funny how (in the U.S. at least) they already have embryo legislation to adopt such social changes.
    What amuses me is on one hand libertarians calling out Big Brother and openly called conspiracy theorists whilst this is in open forum…..

    Personally I think this is all hype, but unsettling nevertheless.
  2. Hmmm.. should I just hang on to my current relatively electronics-free ride rather than upgrade to potential digital slavery?.... hmmm....
  3. Don't worry, it's IBM...

    It will stuff up no matter what...

    IBM distributes virus-laden USB keys at security conference
    May 21, 2010

    IBM has been left with egg on its face after it distributed virus-laden USB keys to attendees at Australia's biggest computer security conference.

    Delegates of the AusCERT conference, held over the past week at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, were told about the malware problem in a warning email this afternoon by IBM Australia chief technologist Glenn Wightwick.

    on second thoughs worry! Definitely worry! :)
  4. IBM taking over the world lol.

    Now I can see a future where in planned cities there would be little cars we jump in to take us around the CBD etc, this type of technology would be great for that.
  5. Will you have to press Alt - Ctrl - Del to start the car??
  6. Probably only on NT versions ;)
  7. Reminds me of this...

    If Microsoft made cars…

    In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release
    stating: If GM had developed
    technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the
    following characteristics:

    # For no reason whatsoever your car would crash twice a day.

    # Every time they repainted the lines on the road you would have to
    buy a new car.

    # Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason,
    and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.

    # Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn, would cause
    your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would
    have to reinstall the engine.

    # Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought
    "Car95? or "CarNT." But then you would have to buy more seats.

    # Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, reliable,
    five times as fast, and twice as easy to drive, but would only run
    on five per cent of the roads.

    # The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would be
    replaced by a single "general car default" warning light.

    # New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.

    # The airbag system would say "Are you sure?" before going off.

    # Occasionally for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out
    and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the
    door handle, turned the key, and grab hold of the radio antenna.

    # GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of
    Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they
    neither need them nor want them. Attempting to delete this option
    would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50% or
    more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the
    Justice Department.

    # Everytime GM introduced a new model car
    buyers would have to learn
    how to drive all over again because none of the controls would
    operate in the same manner as the old car.

    # You'd press the "start" button to shut off the engine.

    Serously though, I don't and never will trust a computer to control 2 tons of death... not to mention my bike! '80 SR500 and '78 X7 up ya, money grub nanny state f**kers! :cheeky:

    And yeah, I know computers an'r be worse than some of the twits out there... right? Atleast the twits give warning signs before things go to sh!t.

  8. hope you never plan to use trains and shuttles then. They've already had years of good safety records.

    they really give warning signs? Like when they indicate when they're already mostly into your lane? Or just fall asleep and take out the family coming the other way? Or plant a foot on the throttle instead of the brake and take out a bus stop full of people?
  9. As long as you don't get the Blue Screen of Death approaching the lights you should be right.
  10. yep, i can see the sheer fkn brilliance of stopping a vacuum source from feeding vacuum controlled ancilliaries such as brakes on a 1.5t sledgehammer.....
    those nerds seriously need to see a naked female before they think up ideas which will ONLY serve to eliminate life