Posted by Neil Hague - memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 19 February 2024

Why are people ‘blowing up’ driverless cars in San Francisco? Mmm. They are dangerous? Taking jobs? A system of control in which the computer decides where you can and cannot go? The list goes on, but that will do for starters

It was the latest incident in a spate of attacks on self-driving vehicles in the city, with a group of activists disabling robotaxis last summer by placing traffic cones on their bonnet. Frustrations against the technology come from a wide range of San Franciscans: from city officials who complain they obstruct emergency vehicles to taxi unions who say they will cost human drivers their jobs.

An even bigger fear is that they are putting people’s lives at risk. Writer Rebecca Solnit, who lives in San Francisco, describes their behaviour as “erratic, unpredictable, and unsettling” for other road users. “I also have yet to see a good answer to why we need them,” she wrote on Twitter/X following the torching.

Last week, a Waymo taxi collided with a cyclist in San Francisco, in what was the ninth autonomous vehicle collision in California since the start of the year, according to records kept by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Last year, there were more than 130 incidents, with some resulting in injuries – and even the death of a dog.

Read more: Why are people ‘blowing up’ driverless cars in San Francisco? Mmm. They are dangerous? Taking jobs? A system of control in which the computer decides where you can and cannot go? The list goes on, but that will do for starters

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