The Future This Week: CRISPR, Cryonics, and the Transhumanist Party
In The Future This Week, Serious Wonder drives off in search of this week’s headlines of the future, which appear to be dominated by the growing market of self-driving, robotic cars! From the Audi A7, to the BMW i3, to the Mercedes F 015, the future is becoming absolutely amazing – and, might I add, safe – with the advent of robotic cars.
There’s nothing cooler than witnessing a car drive itself, having no need of human intervention, with the capability of seeing everything around it better than any human driver could ever possibly muster. This will be the future of driving, and as a result will completely destroy the annual death rate we currently suffer from due to car accidents. If you support life over death, then you must support self-driving cars. Welcome to the future!
Driverless BMW i3
Vice’s Motherboard crew decided to test drive the new BMW i3, which not only has the capability of driving itself, but parks itself using an app on your smart watch. Their achievement? Taking a selfie without crashing the car. SOURCE
Driverless Mercedes F 015
The Mercedes F 015 made its debut at the CES 2015 event, showing off what the future of cars may look like. From self-driving capabilities, to swiveling chairs that face each passenger, to sensors that monitor everything inside and out, the F 015 is truly a car of the future! SOURCE
Driverless Audi A7 & RS 7
Keeping their promise in pushing their own self-driving car, Audi debuted its A7 self-driving car the only way a car company should really debut: have the car drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas (550 miles) without human intervention. Subsequently, Audi demonstrated their self-driving RS 7 racing car by having it do laps, at maximum speed, at a German racetrack. SOURCE
Neil deGrasse Tyson TV Show
Taking a break from all the self-driving cars, all nerds should now rejoice as we were given amazing news of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson transforming his infamous Star Talk radio podcast into a weekly TV talk show, which will premiere on National Geographic in April. SOURCE