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We need to outsmart ourselves
8/18/06, 5:45am
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So I am reading this morning about this actor, Haley Joel Osment, an 18 year old kid that was in a car accident a month ago. This section from the L.A. Times:

Osment was charged with driving under the influence; driving while having a 0.08% or higher blood-alcohol content, with the special allegation of having a 0.15% or higher blood-alcohol content; and possession of marijuana while driving, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Ed Green, in charge of the Glendale office.

Which means that he had a blood alcohol content of OVER 0.15!! That is not just a little "tipsy"..that is downright drunk!

But here is my problem...if you are THAT drunk..how can you think clearly enough to NOT drive your car??

My thinking is that we need to take a hard look at the "freedom" to drive. We need to be smarter and we need to make our machines smarter!

We worry about West Nile...a woman just died the other day, the FIRST in Southern California this year. And although I feel for her family..we loose 15,000 people a DAY to car accidents!!! That is a LOT of people! If that were a disease or a poison cloud put here by Al Queda, we would be in a war, up in arms and ready to fight to the death! But instead..we just keep doing what we are doing!

Why can't cars be smarter? Cars should not LET us drive drunk. Cars should not let themselves get stolen! Cars should not be used as weapons! Cars should not let people without a license drive them!

Just seems like, in a world where a jukebox is the size of a credit card that we could make these machines smarter..and when drunk, they should be smarter than we are!

My two cents...

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murphy brown  
Re: We need to outsmart ourselves
8/18/06, 12:15pm
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And a good two cents it was......I agree!!!

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Larry Levy  
Re: We need to outsmart ourselves
8/18/06, 1:39pm
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I totally agree.

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