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Make peace, not liberals:
Because you fucking moron, when self-driving cars work they'll become public transit.

Jesus, sometimes Gruber is just so fucking dumb that it hurts.
2:23 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
anonymous:
> This is a stupid idea, and I can’t believe anyone is taking it seriously. Why in the world would any city in the world invest in a public transit system for cars? I’m all for major investments in public transit infrastructure, but public transit is and should be for people, not for fucking cars.


Nice, hot take there John.

Now take a few deep breaths, and actually think it through.

Get back to me when you have some actual analysis to back up your knee-jerk reaction. Express your thoughts in terms of people-miles, and sources & destinations of public transit.
3:21 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
Q*Bert:
News flash: inside cars are people.
6:38 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
anonymous:
Gruber knows best.
6:50 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
knowitall:
it's a silly idea. We solved this in victorian times. They are called trains! Its called the fucking metro!

You can get more people into a train with less friction and energy used than individual cars.

All this proposal would do is create a toll road for richer people underground. Which ironically, is the american way.. a good life for the rich and thats about it. Because obviously the rich deserve to be rich always.
8:50 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
Heinz Gruber:
>a good life for the rich and thats about it

Waaaaahhhhh, cry me a river and move back to Socialistan where everything is "fair" for all.
9:07 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
To Be Fair:
>Because you fucking moron, when self-driving cars work they'll become public transit.

Then why would you need to put them on another vehicle to transport them, instead of them driving themselves?

What's the point of them being self-driving if they are just cargo?
10:20 am — Sunday, 30 April 2017
Q*Bert:
> Then why would you need to put them on another vehicle to transport them, instead of them driving themselves?

According to the article/video, because on the sled they can drive apx. 130 mph with a near zero chance of collision because they're presumably all computer-controlled.

> What's the point of them being self-driving if they are just cargo?

I guess because these tubes will be limited in where you can go (they aren't going to follow every existing road in the country) so there's still lots of places you might want or need to go that aren't accessible by tube. Maybe tubes cover like 10% of the most travelled or most congested roads or something.
3:38 am — Monday, 1 May 2017
To Be Fair:
>According to the article/video, because on the sled they can drive apx. 130 mph with a near zero chance of collision because they're presumably all computer-controlled.

Uh, self-driving cars **are** computer-controlled. What the hell did you think controls them?
7:03 am — Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Overflowin’ yr buffers:
I’m still tickled anyone thinks trusting tons of metal moving over 100 mph to the software engineers is a great idea.
6:25 pm — Tuesday, 2 May 2017
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