I happened upon a story this morning about the problems Ford engineers are having with their driverless cars. Apparently, the ride is so smooth that even trained engineers fall asleep while testing the machines, and the company is spending a small fortune on ways to keep “drivers” awake. Talk about a First World problem! Auto companies and technology giants are spending literally billions of dollars on solving the problems that driverless cars have.
Meanwhile, just down the road in Flint, Michigan, thousands of people are still having to drink bottled water because the delivered water is not potable and no-one really seems to give a damn. I am guessing that Flint’s problems will not be solved in advance of us “celebrating” the first millionth auto-car to hit the road.
That’s capitalism for you.