I recently came across a story on Fox News entitled, "Blind Drivers Race Around Daytona, Thanks to Robotic Car." The car was driven by a blind man, and he was able to dodge boxes and navigate his way around the track. To prove that the man was actually driving the boxes were thrown from a van, giving the driver only a few seconds to react. This amazing story shows that technology is advancing at a breathtaking rate.
This is truly and amazing form of technology, but is still in need of much more research. Do you believe we will see blind drivers on the road in our lifetime or is this one type of technology that is too good to be true? What are some of the benefits and dangerous of the blind being on the road? Can you think of any other technologies that when initially proposed were viewed as dangerous and unrealistic? Ultimately, do you think that technology is not yet advanced enough to safely navigate cars, and why?