Going after video games is not enough for the media. It looks like the next target will be self driving cars. Google’s self driving cars have driven 1 million miles without any human input, and have caused no accidents. The only times self driving cars were in accidents were when humans were driving them or another car driven by a human rammed the car. This is an impressive safety record on what is currently a BETA product, yet the media is trying to make self driving cars into a boogeyman:
A quick review.
Self-driving cars can’t avoid accidents on California Roads,Associated Press
Google Blames Humans for Accidents Involving Its Self-Driving Cars, Time
Google’s self-driving cars have been getting in accidents in California, Business Insider
Google’s driverless cars have been involved in three car accidents, qz.com
Google’s self-driving cars are getting into accidents, MarketWatch
No one knows if such an accident-free future is even possible, or whether autonomous vehicles will prove as flexible and responsive as humans in the most dangerous and unpredictable scenarios. Either way, hiding minor accident reports from the public suggests a rocky road ahead for self-driving cars.
Google’s self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents, director says, Reuters
The only thing missing is to accuse self driving cars and everyone who works on them of being misogynists. I’m sure that will happen either because the media will be called on the carpet for their fear mongering about self driving cars or some other reason that I can’t predict. This is bound to be the next #GamerGate (or one of the next #GamerGates) because we’re dealing with the same people who are worried that #GamerGate is going to take over Mars.