Self driving cars. Selfless humanity. [Against Perfection]

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Self-driving cars are taking to the streets in California this summer, but the Golden State isn’t the only one opening its roads to autonomous cars.

Virginia just announced that 70 miles of highway in the Commonwealth would be open to self-driving cars, like the cars in Google’s fleet. Any autonomous vehicle wanting to travel those routes, called the Virginia Automated Corridors, will be overseen by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which helped the state government plan the project.

As the Richmond Times-Dispatchreports the plan is for companies to test how their cars react in real-world situations on highways packed with human drivers. People worried about potential crashes should remember that in California, accidents involving self-driving cars have all been the fault of humans so far. (1)

Yes, computers can drive better.

Computers can play chess better.

Cars can run faster.

So?

Lost our soul have we, to believe these things are important, as Yoda would say.

Start walking again. Start losing. Start playing chess for fun. Start making mistakes again. And you will soon feel that these things are not important. Being entails losing, imperfection. This is what makes us humans. This is what makes us perfect.

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. Spiros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials' Technology, an MBA in Decisions' Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He also worked as a technical advisor and a researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years in the past. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans. We should stop thinking in order to think. Credo quia absurdum!

3 thoughts on “Self driving cars. Selfless humanity. [Against Perfection]”

  1. patternsofsouldevelopment – beirut – My passion for psychology, psychoanalysis, mythology, compared religions, consciousness, general chaos theory, complexity and system sciences are not simply intellectual pursuits. They originated from a basic need to understand life. A need to heal my cognitive dissonance, the gap between objective and subjective reality.
    patternsofsouldevelopment says:

    Hi, there! As usual, I got inspired by what you say. This time your post here made me develop it into a a strange diatribe against AI – IT developers, against the “singularity” hub. Maybe you would like to check it:

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