Saturday, April 24, 2010

Someday, Bloody Sunny Day

This automotive news has bloody carnage spelled all over it:

Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes.

Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking.

Am I the only one to see the basic problem with this system?
You're driving down the street. It's a warm, sunny day. Life is good, and you're steering with your eyes.
And then you drive by her:

Yes, your eyes stay there. You're a man. And your geek-designed car accelerates into a sharp u-turn right toward her.

In fact, about thirty cars converge on the poor woman. It will be guts and Gucci all over the pavement.

In a matter of weeks, with this invention, we will have killed off or crippled the most attractive women in the world, and driven the terrorized survivors indoors or into burquas.