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Bill Gates Envisions Cars that Can't Crash

5/03/2005 10:00:00 PM, posted by anand

Read a post on Slashdot about "Bill Gates Envisions Cars that Can't Crash". Funny, I thought. They cannot fix their software crashes and still want to build cars that cannot crash. Well, a few slashdotters also had some funny things to say. Here are a few:

  • Milliseconds before impact, the entire windshields and all the windows go blue.
  • Ford stock crashes on fears of new Microsoft car models.
  • Interstate Explorer
  • "FORD Owners Recommend Dodge" ... I once heard about that car called "Dodge" and didn't know what it meant so I looked it up in a dictionary and it said "to avoid". So I did.
  • "Format Or Reboot Daily"
  • Will I have to pay yearly license fees to drive my car, or will it just one day swerve off the road if I let my licenses lapse? Can they catch a virus from neighboring cars at the parking lot? Will it come with Clippy? "Hello! you seem to be flying off the roadaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh" (car flies off road, rolls, and catches on fire).
Gates and Bill Ford Jr., Ford's chairman and chief executive, said high-definition screens, speech recognition technology, cameras, digital calendars and navigation equipment with directions and road conditions will set car companies apart from their competitors. So a car is going to have this hi-tech stuff and not going to crash! Wowzie.
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