Fast forward to 2014 and now everyone is getting in the game to provide “driverless” cars. Audi, BMW, GM, Nissan, Toyota, and Volvo all have announced plans to “unveil” an autonomous car by 2020. Google says to watch for its public debut of its prototype in 2016. Still, a truly autonomous vehicle, one capable of dealing with any real-world situation, won’t hit showrooms coast-to-coast for years after that.
But we have the technology already. Plus there would be no accidents, less traffic, all sorts of awesome benefits. What the heck is taking so long?
Simple answer. People. We are not close to relinquishing control of the steering wheel. Heck,I never let anyone else drive. You know why? Because I like it and so do you 🙂 Great technology in search of a problem. Wonder what generation will adopt? Wonder if we will be around to see it?
And now a classic by the Beatles for your listening pleasure.
This blog has recently discussed the challenges with information overload. One of the issues confronting us is that we let things like e-mail control our day. This prevents us from focusing on the key areas of creating either personal or business value. We end up being distracted by any number of things during the day. Whether you work in an office or at home, there are many external distractions that can easily get us off track.
Check out the full article for the details and advice. My favorite was the one on multi-tasking. Switching from task to task quickly does not work. In fact, changing tasks more than 10 times in a day makes you dumber than being stoned. When you’re stoned, your IQ drops by five points. When you multitask, it drops by an average of 10 points, 15 for men, five for women (yes, men are three times as bad at multitasking than women).