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Driverless Cars and Tiny Houses: The Latest Manipulated Technology Trends
By Daily Bell Staff - May 27, 2016

After almost a century of making cars and selling them in more or less the same way, automakers (and others) are getting the sense that the business of automotive transportation might be about to change radically. Here’s Toyota executive Shigeki Tomoyama on the Uber deal:  “Ridesharing has huge potential in terms of shaping the future of mobility.” – Bloomberg

Soon it may become much more difficult for you to actually drive a car.

You’ll be able to sit in one. You’ll be able to tell it where to go. But you won’t actually be able to propel it to a destination of your choice.

And if you have certain outstanding bills or have some sort of outstanding official issue, it will be very easy to remove your driving privileges.

Electrical cars may compound the problem due to limited range.

For people who like cars, it sounds like a discouraging future. But it is not a hypothetical one.

We can see from the above Bloomberg excerpt that top car executives are actively pondering ways to provide driverless cars-on-demand.

You will tell the car where you want to go and you will get there. Perhaps other people will be on-board with you – going to their destinations – as it would be with a shared taxi.

This is not entirely a marketplace evolution in our view. It is at least in part a manipulated industrial conclusion. It is the product of a certain set of shared beliefs married to newly available technology.

From our point of view these conclusions are even a kind of directed history.

As soon as it was possible, military interests began to work on robot soldiers.

Was the general public demanding robotic killing machines? It was obviously a priority of the military-industrial complex, not of the larger citizenry.

And now car companies are scrambling to produce cars you won’t own and can’t drive. This is being positioned as the “future” of cars.

Is this what people want? Or are there other more shadowy agendas at work?

How about vast wind farms and solar farms? At the same time as these enormous facilities are being built, traditional forms of power which people can use for themselves – like oil and coal – are being legislated out of existence.

More and more a practical impact of technology involves the removal of control from people’s everyday lives.

It used to be that technology enhanced people’s independence and lifestyles. But these days it seems to be working in reverse.

Technology is often seen as producing worrisome results as well, such as global warming.

Climate change and other supposed impacts of human beings on the environment have helped spawn the “tiny house” movement.

We recently wrote an article on the tiny house movement. You can see the article HERE.

The lowered expectations driving tiny house construction are at least partially a kind of dominant social theme, in our view. The conclusions – focused on fewer resources and less control – are a kind of directed history.

These seem to be top-down developments. The same elites that have generated the West’s current economic difficulties are now organizing a response to those difficulties.

One way to do it is simply by elevating the prospects of certain companies and diminishing others.

Facebook and Google both reportedly received CIA funding. It is probably no coincidence that these companies are the biggest in their respective spaces.

More:

Toyota is investing in and planning to collaborate with Uber, the largest ride-hailing service. Volkswagen is investing $300 million in Tel Aviv-based Uber rival Gett.

In January, General Motors put $500 million into Lyft, another Uber competitor. Earlier this month, Apple invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi and Fiat Chrysler made a deal with Alphabet to develop self-driving minivans.

We’re supposed to believe all this activity is merely the result of industrial competition.

But we are not aware that driverless cars and ride-sharing are the motor-vehicle trends of the future.

In fact, if you asked most people, they might well reject both of these ideas as defining modern transportation alternatives.

People don’t ordinarily like to have control over their lives stripped away.

The big car companies are already positioning their upcoming products as tomorrow’s dominant form of travel. And the mainstream media will position this narrative as a natural market occurrence.

Conclusion: Be careful about emergent technological trends and your reaction to them. They will certainly have an impact on your life, but their rationale may be manipulated, not legitimate.

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  • Gambeir Bay

    You are living in a totalitarian police state which is being engineered to enslave your children and it’s by design.

    This statement;
    “if you have certain outstanding bills or have some sort of outstanding official issue, it will be very easy to remove your driving privileges.”

    The American people were stupid enough to vote to hand over the public highways to the insurance industry who were then enabled to the “free un-taxed use” of law enforcement as their proxy highwaymen to extort and loot, if not outright steal, people automobiles simply for driving down the highway. All under the pretext that no one should be driving without insurance. I spent 41 years driving without insurance. Why do I need to pay to use a public highway when I have committed no crime, and paid for over 40 years to have these same roads built.

    Why? A free country is where you have free choice. Nothing has changed except that now I can get a $550 dollar fine for driving without insurance. So now the insurance corporations effectively own the public highways, Now the insurance corporations have a free ride to extort money from people who have done nothing other than to use a public throughway. Now the police are thugs instead of public servants, people who loot and steal poor people property for the sake of enriching the State Treasury with prohibitive fines, with the theft of automobiles, and all for what? For driving? That’s communism, corporate sponsored terrorism is what it is, and it clearly violates freedoms granted under the Bills of Rights. On top of that the police are being used at public expense to enforce these illegal laws at no cost to these same corporations, and you still have to buy the relabeled under insured motorist coverage, which is just double speak for un-insured motorist.

    So what are people thinking when they support these corporate sponsored programs, because the effort to make driving without insurance was a corporate sponsored program and yet it’s done nothing but create hate towards the government, towards the corporations, towards the police, and still it’s done nothing to help anyone. What are people thinking voting in support of corporate fascism?

    If you can afford auto insurance you can afford to buy uninsured motorist coverage. That’s the way it’s supposed to work in a free country. Now what kind of country do you want? A fascist blend of corporate rulership with compulsory communism that they and the self proclaimed law makers get rich off of, which is our money and our suffering, or the one we used to have before people began thinking like communists.

    If we have self driving cars who’s at fault in an accident? You really think that you still won’t be required to have auto insurance? Your kids are going to be even screwed if people don’t start refusing to go along with these schemes. This is insanity. Driverless cars are insane and irresponsible, just like fly by wire planes are insane and irresponsible. Trust me, that last one will eventually be proven. The truth will out ya know.

    • Jim Johnson

      Just what do you think” fly by wire planes” are?

      • ron R

        Not the same at all.

      • Gambeir Bay

        If you do any serious research, and you have to dig because honestly what would they do now, everything I have I said will be validated in full and then some.

  • Praetor

    These are crazy idea! If ‘some’ people think a vehicle driving itself as a good idea, and living in a tiny house is another good idea, as the old saying goes, ‘I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sale you’. Those that would like such things as these, are a small minority. In the U.S. this is hard sale. Ever drive across the United States. The answer secede, you’re self!!!

  • tetrahemicon

    Hang on to your Harley.

  • Thomas Schmitzer III

    Good article. I have been having the same feelings as well. I would add that we are told and the populace seems to believe that everything labeled as “science” or “technology” is unequivically good. Arguing otherwise is heresy.

  • Ernie Hopkins

    As I have commented to several people, a driverless car does what the software programmer says for it to do, NOT what you want it to do. The programmer has NO obligation or interest in you or the older technology. His/her allegiance is purely to the elites driving the train.

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