Monday, 11 April 2016

If Your Car Was a Computer.

There is always two Faces.

I was giving further thought to the whole idea of the computer and life. When you consider what we accept from the computer on a daily basis and just accept that this is the way things are, would be as generous with other things?

Just  think for example if:

For no reason whatsoever, your car crashed, not once, but twice a day.

Occasionally your car would die as your drove along a motorway for no apparent reason. You would have to pull onto the hard shoulder, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it and then reopen the windows before you could continue.

Or what if every time they painted the lines on the road, you had to go out and buy a new car.

You decide to take a left turn, your car refuses and shuts down. You have to reinstall the engine.

They made a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, was faster than your present car, was easier to drive, but the downside is it would only drive on five percent of the roads. The ones owned by them. 

Instead of there being warning lights  for , the water temperature , the battery indicator, and the oil pressure there was one single light with a pretty whirling wheel or an egg timer symbol saying, "This car has performed an illegal operation."

Overtime you switched on the ignition you got a message asking if you were sure you wanted to turn on the airbag. "Are you sure you wish to deploy the airbag?" 

Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car. You might even have to take further lessons and pass you're driving test again. 

Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

Once you had negotiated all of the above and you arrive home and park the car safely.You now have to press the start button to stop the engine.

Yet we still love those computers and we still love those two great makers of computers and complain but still rush out to buy the latest. 

I sometimes suspect if they said we have made a smaller version which is slightly slower and the battery power not so efficient but it is a bit more expensive they would still sell some. 


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