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Mexican Drug Lord Officially Thanks American Lawmakers for Keeping Drugs Illegal - The Huffington Post
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Having a much harder time with this whole not being able to surf thing than I expected.
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Missing my Brevard buddies. And to top it off, there's waves on the East Coast right now. #gulfcoastblues
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Lots of waves here on my part of the east coast. Sorry to rub it in :( (we are cooler over here)
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Braveheart's on tv. I don't think I'll ever get sick of watching this movie.
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Me either,Skyler. I'll netflix it!
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The Unintended Effects of Driverless Cars

Google has been working on driverless cars for a few years now. The obvious selling point is that the cars will be much safer without a human behind the wheel.

Currently, a car spends 96% of its time idle. Compare that with planes which spend almost their entire lifetime in operation/airborne. Idle planes aren't making money, and they need to recoup their hefty $120M price tag. There is an unforgiving economic incentive to make sure it is always in use.

The proliferation of driverless cars will have a similar effect. Cars will spend less time idle: why would a household buy 2 (or even 3) cars, when they only need 1? Ride to work, then send the car home to your spouse. Need to go grocery shopping, but your kid also needs a ride to a soccer game? No problem, a driverless car can handle that.

What will begin as households cutting back to a single car, will expand. Why would a family need an entire car to themselves? That's crazy! It may start as extended family in the same area sharing cars, then neighbors sharing cars, and then entire apartment/condo complexes in cities offering driverless cars bundled into their HOA/rent.[2]

The operating percent of a car will go from 4% to that 96%. But back to my leading statement: there are unintended consequences. Parked cars will be a relic from the past. What happens to car insurance prices if a driver is no longer part of the equation? And if cars are receiving 20 times more actual use, that would imply that there would be 20 times less cars sold.[1] This is the kind of disruptive change that can reshape the automotive industry. The recent GM/Chrysler bailout may have been for naught.[3]





[1] Of course, this isn't exactly the case, as the cars would need to be replaced more often due to nonstop usage, but the point stands.
[2] Hell, I'd share a car with my condo complex. I currently don't own a car, I walk or take taxis basically everywhere.
[3] Of course, car companies realize this. And I can guarantee you, they will lobby against driverless cars.
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Now that is very sadly funny!
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Sycophants and corporate hacks surely fed Andy's using. It's a sad story. He was an adult though, and responsible for his choices.
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So who's going to a @maddecent Block Party other than the one in LA? Trying to decide whether or not to make a road trip.
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My Designers.mx is up! Check it out.
If you're anything like us, you love music as much as design. We're asking some of the industry's top designers to let us in on one of their secrets...what music fuels their creativity.
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No, but if you send Blake a tweet or an email you should be able to get one. http://www.blakeallendesign.com/ or http://twitter.com/#!/DesignersMX
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This. Is. Insane.
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  • Facebook
    Communication Designer, 2012 - present
  • Postmates
    Lead Designer, 2011 - 2012
  • Klaas Co.
    Graphic Designer, 2009 - 2012
  • Sevnthsin
    Interactive Designer, 2011 - 2011
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    Co-founder, 2010 - 2012
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