Autonomous tech: beyond the flying car

Today I was discussing autonomous technologies with a group of diverse persons. The conversation quickly turned to self-driving cars and how … potentially dangerous and over-hyped they can be. While I’m not super critical of the 1960’s flying car dream as my father likes to call such; I somewhat share those sentiments. I believe that as tech pros, enthusiasts and consumers, we should rather focus on the benefits and current applications of autonomous devices and machines rather than incessantly bicker about certain topics.

Autonomous technologies are already here

Also we shall not forget the tremendous advancements of IoT, which in recent years have improved lighting, monitoring, alarm systems among other things.

The benefits are obvious

It is important not to become overly critical: focus on the outcome rather than a few missteps. Technology development is a marathon, not a race.

Jetsons screen capture, courtesy of Warner Bros. Animation. Fair use.

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