Speech On Self-Driving

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I was reminded of the nostalgia film series, Back to the Future, when Nike recently unveiled their self-lacing shoe as a community tribute to the actor, Michael J. Fox, who played the infamous time traveler character in the movies known as Marty McFly. Having watched the movies as a child with my father a handful of times and hearing about the new shoes, I realized how our technology is vastly advancing to meet the movie’s reality with our growing technology. Think about it, we have Elon Musk to bow down to for his creation of self-driving cars that are intelligent enough to drive a person to a hospital when in crisis (The Huffington Post). Lexus, a car company, has invented a functional hoverboard that actually hovers above the ground (Lexus). …show more content…
Obviously, this would be a dream come true as the thought of not needing to put your hands on the steering wheel is unbelievable. Imagine this, Golden Retrievers can now relax in the backseat of a car and have a nice steak buffet with their owner. Moreover, if an age limit wasn’t a requirement to drive, don’t be shocked at the sight of seeing kids and maybe infants grooving alone in a vehicle that drives itself to a candy store (is this still a thing?) or Chuck-E-Cheese. Additionally, the laws of getting caught for drinking and driving would be invalid as the person is not technically driving a car! The possibilities of what a self-driving car offers would be endless. Although, with all of those glimmering things to think about while dozing off in class, there are some negative impacts that could come out of these self-driving hunk of metal. If a cop were to pull a madman over for swerving left and right on a highway, who would be to blame? Would the blame be on the innocent person who has never touched a steering wheel before in their life? Or would the cop ticket the mischievous self-driving car who couldn 't have possibly acted on its own accordance (cue Terminator theme song)? Under those circumstances, there is some unethical situation that these self-driving cars offer that could drive us into not wanting one or being against the idea of having …show more content…
And no, I 'm not speaking about the two-wheeled "hoverboards" that you 'd see in the malls and can easily explode like a C4 as soon as you step onto one (CNET). I 'm talking about the floating one that we saw McFly riding in the movies. As Doc would say, "Roads? Where we 're going, we don 't need roads." (Though, in context, the Doc was speaking about flying cars, but it still applies here!) Imagine how fun and amazing it 'd be to fly around on a hoverboard instead of riding a bicycle or walking. Do you get tired of walking to check your mailbox each day because it 's not fun? With a hoverboard, there 's no need to feel hatred when you can have fun riding one to your mailbox! Your neighbors will be awestruck by your Tony Hawk hoverboard skills and then probably laugh at you when you do a McFly and fall. What about driving to school or work? Forget about using a car or other means of transportation. Just ride a hoverboard! You may be going at the speed of 1.21 gigawatts, but you 'll be having a blast of dodging fast moving vehicles on a highway! However, realistically, aside from the coolness and having fun, let 's be real, it 's quite dangerous. The concept of the hoverboards has been, "ahem," hovering for a while now and while it 's cool and all, our technology has not reached the levels

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