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'Mobile Brothels' Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn't Mean They Will: Reason Roundup

Plus: Amazon goes to Washington (for good) and Chicago cops shoot man who stopped bar shooting.

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Wait, but why? Driverless cars for mass consumption are't a thing yet, so naturally now is the time to start fretting about how they could enable sexual activity.

That people may generally have more car sex on hands-free commutes does make some sense. But because 21st century America has gone collectively bonkers about possible prostitution, some academics and media are taking this one step further and worrying that self-driving cars will become mobile brothels.

"People are going to sell sex in driverless cars, researchers say," reads one Washington Post headline. The New York Post headline warns that "Self-driving vehicles will turn cars into brothels on wheels." And so on, across U.S. and U.K. press.

This prediction was but one small part of a larger study looking at how autonomous vehicles (AVs) will change tourism-dependent industries. It appears in the Annals of Tourism Research, and covers the competition AVs will give to "all industries tied to transport."

Most media coverage of the paper has focused on predictions about sex, particularly how AVs may be used by sex workers. Self-driving cars will "revolutionize red light districts, putting prostitution on wheels," chirps Fast Company.

The paper's authors are more temperate, writing that "the intersection of automated mobility and the urban night demands … analyses," and this "might include questions of how prostitution, and sex more generally, in moving CAVs, becomes a growing phenomenon." They suggest that "'hotels-by-the-hour' are likely to be replaced" by self-driving cars and while these will "likely be monitored to deter passengers having sex or using drugs in them, … such surveillance may be rapidly overcome, disabled or removed."

Their speculation seems somewhat sketch to me. Unless things get way more dystopian by the 2040s—when the authors predict AVs to be in full swing—there's little reason to think that homes, hotels, and other places where prostitution is currently common would give way to a roving red-light districts, staffed by a fleet of car-camera hacking sex workers. Even if automated cars are convenient and safe enough to set and forget, they're still not as comfortable or private as other options. And the potential for police intervention on the road is high (whether the sex would be otherwise legal or not).

At least a few folks have been pushing back on the idea. Here's sex worker rights activist Kate D'Adamo:

Quartz also offers a less credulous take:

Given a private, or semi-private, space, some people probably will have or sell sex in it. But we know that because they already do—in regular, hands-on-the-wheel vehicles, parked by the wayside or down some dark alley. The cars may not be moving, but the premise is the same: Sex on wheels, in a place that's convenient for purchaser and seller alike.

What's less convincing is that the advent of self-driving cars will lead to wholesale changes in where people pay for sex. In places where sex work remains illegal, engaging in it in a semi-public place, like a car, exposes both purchaser and seller to the risk of being caught and penalized. (High-profile examples include Eddie Murphy and Hugh Grant.) While it's true that a moving vehicle may be somewhat harder to locate than a parked one, it's still a car out on the roads, and therefore not an ideal venue for people trying to keep their activities a secret. Those who can afford it will likely take or locate their business elsewhere.

In places where sex work is legal, driverless cars also aren't an ideal solution. A hotel room or brothel is likely to be far less cramped, with any required accoutrements easier to come by. Sex in a moving vehicle might present a bumpier ride than desired. Perhaps more importantly for sex workers, an encounter that turned nasty would be hard to escape from—short of throwing themselves from a moving vehicle, which might be more dangerous still. And even if the sex work is legal, indecent exposure in public may not be—and there are other potential violations to consider, like removing one's seatbelt for an extended period of time.

And here's Reason's Jesse Walker, asking the important questions:

Speaking of sexbots, they provide another fine example of our urge to preemptively panic about tech-enabled sex.

Officials in Houston recently banned sex on the premises of a sex doll shop that many insisted on calling a "sex robot brothel." And though realistic, artificially intelligent humanoid robots are still a long way off, we've already seen years of research, ranting, and theorizing about the potential future of paid robot sex and public health harms.

FREE MARKETS

Amazon is coming to New York City and Northern Virginia. The company announced Monday that it will build its new headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City, Queens.

"The sad truth of the matter is that these new quasi-headquarters will probably hurt these cities more than they help," writes Cale Guthrie Weissman at Fast Company.

Politicians have bent over backwards to woo Amazon, offering copious tax breaks, shrubbery, and other enticing gifts. New York governor Andrew Cuomo even said he'd change his name to Amazon Cuomo, in a move that did not at all read as desperate and pitiful. Beyond the new jobs, all Amazon is really offering is more congestion and skyrocketing rents.

As Ron Kim and Zephyr Teachout write in the New York Times, "serfdom is the style of 'partnership' [New York City] should expect."

PROTECTING & SERVING

Police kill hero who stopped bar shooting:

QUICK HITS

• Good morning from the president:

• "What happens when you borrow the equivalent of your annual income and those low, low teaser rates start to increase? Congratulations, America, you're about to find out," writes Nick Gillespie.

• RIP Stan Lee.

• San Francisco sex workers fight back against the city's "Sex Worker Abatement Unit":

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149 responses to “'Mobile Brothels' Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn't Mean They Will: Reason Roundup

  1. RIP Stan Lee.

    Making his cameo in the blockbuster in the sky.

    1. Hello.

      Trump responding to Macron.

      Lol.

      He must read these threads.

      Macron is such a dated dope.

      1. If I was Trump, I would have ripped Macron about the French surrendering during WWII and then collaborating with Nazis.

        France has no moral high ground.

      2. I must be missing something. Why does anyone care if the EU has a military?

        1. Lefties want Socialist Europe protected by the USA, so the EU can spend as much as possible on keeping the welfare states afloat.

  2. Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!
    ? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018

    You know who else thought France couldn’t defend itself?

    1. Quintus Sulpicus?

    2. Julius Caesar?

    3. France?

    4. Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa?

    5. Otto von Bismarck?

    6. Joan d’Arc?

    7. Every Britain ever?

      1. They have no valid opinion. Their head of state holds her position by descendance from a francophile Norseman.

        1. The British have a long tradition of letting immigrant groups contribute their best skills to the local economy. They gave a French family a job that consists entirely of making babies.

    8. Groundskeeper Willie.

    9. Ragnar Lodbrok?

    10. Umayyad?

  3. What happens when you borrow the equivalent of your annual income and those low, low teaser rates start to increase? Congratulations, America, you’re about to find out

    hollywoo celebrities, what do they know? do they know things? let’s find out!

    1. [walks around in a circle three times before sitting down]

      1. He is Mr. Peanut Butter.

    2. Hollywood celebs are about to find out how good their homeowners insurance is.

    3. When I bought a house, I borrowed a helluva lot more than my annual income.

  4. They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along.

    this kind of invalidates all of the sick “if it wasnt for the US they’d be speaking german” burns since it sounds like they were already speaking it!

    1. Trump thinks knowing another language is a sign of weakness. Learnin’ is for losers!

      1. If you were in charge I’d start on my Chinese

        1. You might as well anyway.

  5. Jemel Roberson was the Good Guy With the Gun. Working as a security guard, he was murdered by a police officer south of Chicago after apprehending a bar patron with a firearm. Cops arrived, and assumed that he was the perp. Shot him dead. Roberson was 26. https://t.co/gbJ5t5aUih
    ? Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 12, 2018

    I’m sure the police weren’t jittery at all and gave themselves ample time to assess the situation without issuing any incoherent and conflicting commands before blasting away.

    1. Totality of circumstances says shoot the black guy!

    2. Lefty outrage will tag this as racism but its a mentality of anyone with a gun deserves to be shot.

      The problem is that cops should expect everyone to have a gun. If the gun is being used in an unlawful manner like to murder someone, then police can use appropriate force.

      1. It’s already being called racism but it’s really police being trained to shoot first and then ask questions later. Much easier to determine whether someone is armed when you’re searching their corpse, and safer too.

        And if some uppity civilian decides to take you to court, you just tell the jury that you were following procedure and that they’re unqualified to judge you, and you get off scot-free.

  6. Self-driving cars will “revolutionize red light districts, putting prostitution on wheels,” chirps Fast Company.

    Ummm, that would be fucking awesome.

    1. Get the car to go over bumpy terrain and I can be even lazier in my sexual activity.

  7. Also more eating, sleeping and pretty much anything that can be done in a car, including posting clickbait. https://t.co/3MyRX9JSNK
    ? Hal 10000 (@Hal_RTFLC) November 13, 2018

    Oh snap.

  8. According to FairVote there have been 27 contested state elections (recounts) since 2000 and regardless of who had the lead going in Democrats have won?all 27. C’est un miracle!

    The Tragedy of Our Electoral Commons
    In places from which the left likes importing immigrants, there’s practically no civil respect for laws, and the civic trust makes Portugal look like a paragon of obedience and good behavior.

    And there is a reason for it, of course there is, but mostly the reason is that the laws are imposed from above, never fully explained, never fully bought into, and that the people behave as though they were a dead letter. Partly because the laws are irregularly applied and not to those who are connected/wealthy/leftist enough. Partly because– Partly because it’s the way things have always been done. You don’t know what a miracle the US is.

    …But each time they win by fraud it encourages them to employ fraud more. And meanwhile, we like to pretend nothing is happening here.

    And yet, populations governed from above without their consent lose all respect for the law. And yet nothing else welds together our disparate populations and our immense land mass.

    1. This should illustrate to Libertarians why its important to be involved in the current bloated government process even if Libertarians want tiny and limited government.

      Someone has to run election precincts. Someone has to count votes. Someone has to fill these positions in order to slow down government.

      Do you want corrupt Democrats doing it and stealing elections and refusing to scale back government at all? Or do you want law abiding people making sure the system is fair but being dismantled?

    2. I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this?who will count the votes, and how.

    3. >>>encourages them to employ fraud more

      *someone* isn’t saying “fuck you go away” every time … any time

    4. The Reason staff doesn’t care about your facts Johnny, or the blatant one sided corruption of or election system, they only care about virtue signalling and cocktails

      Oh Look! bacon wrapped scallops

  9. But who will build the first self-driving car that is *also* a sexbot? https://t.co/oXqhvjmMCf
    ? Jesse Walker (@notjessewalker) November 13, 2018

    Four on the floor.

      1. even anonymously this strikes me as wrong

    1. Wow. That’s repugnant. Horrific even.

      But Democrats. Whaddya gon’do?

      1. Vote them out of office?

      2. Have Trump replace their Lefty justices on the SCOTUS?

    2. Is the inmate number thing because they dont want to mention his name?

      I think that is stupid, because in the end I have to look up who they are talking about and that gives the guy more attention than just mentioning his name.

      1. What the fuck is wrong with you that you couldn’t figure it out from the context? Maybe give the guy who’s daughter was murdered a break from being called stupid.

        1. Stupid gun control people always attract stupid Reason trolls to defend them.

          1. Take the meds as prescribed, not all at once.

            1) Where do you get ‘gun control’ from The Despicable Democrats have no shame, which is where the tweet ended up?

            2) Seriously, how do you miss the context there?
            ’18-1958′
            ‘murdered 17 students and staff’
            ‘Broward’
            ‘Sheriff Scott Israel’
            ‘into the jail’

            You have called him stupid twice now, but he seems to understand that tweeting that asshole’s name builds the narrative for the next murderous asshole thinks he can live forever in infamy.

            Personally, I think the 2A means national concealed carry including all state and federal properties. I also think that if the media wants to mention a shooter’s name it should be only to exhort us with lie after lie after lie about how the shooter was a bedwetter; that he got beat up by girls; that he wrote love poems to his mom; a detailed description of his obsession with a sex doll made up like Nancy Pelosi and the copious amounts of semen that coated it [hurk!]; faked pictures of his micropenis and single deformed testicle; pretty much anything that makes him look like a complete and utter incel.

            The next spree-killer might think twice if we treated them like a Supreme Court nominee instead of an abused mentally-ill child.

          2. Poor Lefty troll

  10. Weekly Standard DaintyCon Rushes to Protect Guy Who Called Tucker Carlson’s Daughter a “Whore”
    I’ve said this before, but 1, they’re liberals, and 2, I think they know their make-pretend “jobs” at the Weekly Standard aren’t long for the world, and they’re debuting for the would-be next employers at the liberal blogs The Week and Daily Beast.

  11. Moral panic. I don’t know about you, but cruising about in a sleek, clean energy, self-driving vehicle of the future will put me in no mood for sex with a smelly, old-fashioned fleshwoman. Only robot brotheling for me in my driverless car!

    1. Bah, looks like Jesse beat me to that low-hanging fruit. Read the articles, Diego.

      1. His faith in a future world of fuckable Transformers was also far more beautiful than your comment. Sorry Diego.

        1. “More than meets the brown eye!”

  12. Who Lost The House? John McCain.
    All these provisions were an attempt to alleviate the pre-existing condition problem, not exacerbate it. To be sure, instead of running away from health-care reform after it failed, Republicans should have leaned in on the plan’s most important aspects. But because the AHCA didn’t pass, it was impossible to refute the lies about it.

    1. I saw that. Funny, some of the same jackasses in Congress with mouths full of McCain are now using the guy as target practice.

      I didnt like McCain as a politician but the guy is not even here to defend himself and he was one vote.

      It would appear that low GOP turnout, heavy Democrat turnout, and Libertarians/Independents/green candidates created some close races.

      No mandate for Democrats, thats for sure. I was shocked that a RINO could even be Governor of Illinois.

  13. Re: California wildfire

    During WW2 there was a Japanese effort to start forest fires on the west coast.

      1. Funny coz it’s true.

  14. Camille Paglia: It’s Time for a New Map of the Gender World
    What I see spreading among professional middle-class women is a bitter resentment toward men that is in many cases unjust and misplaced. With divorce so easy since the sexual revolution, women find themselves competing with younger women in new and cruel ways. Agrarian women gained power as they aged: young women were brainless pawns whose marriages, pregnancies, childcare, cooking, and other chores were acerbically supervised and controlled by the dictatorial crones (forces of nature whom I fondly remember from childhood).

    In short, #MeToo from a historical perspective is a cri de coeur from women who are realizing that the sexual revolution that many of us had once ecstatically embraced has in key ways devalued women, confused their private relationships, and complicated their smooth functioning in the workplace. It’s time for a new map of the gender world.

    1. They’re a perpetually unhappy group by design. Without a man in direct contact to “fix”, it’s going to get ugly

    2. >>>It’s time for a new map of the gender world.

      Love Camiile, but isn’t the point chicks just spent 60 years fucking up the map?

      1. You can’t just blame women, they couldn’t do it alone. You also have to include the beta males that refused to step up and call bullshit.

        You know, the same ones who believed that lunatic professors rape claims, or wear pussy hats, or believe the wage gap myth. You know, the people who pretend to believe in science, but listen to Bill Nye

        *cough* leftists *cough*

    3. The Sexual Revolution was a necessary response to the Progressive policies that suppressed sexuality up until the damn burst in the 1960’s. Now, we are shifting more towards a balance, because there’s so much porn that people can wait for love in real life.

      1. On the other hand, maybe Baby Boomers have trouble realizing that humanity as a whole didn’t loose interest in sex just because their own gonads are shriveling.

  15. “What happens when you borrow the equivalent of your annual income and those low, low teaser rates start to increase? Congratulations, America, you’re about to find out,” writes Nick Gillespie.

    I prefer to think of it as one of the more tragic of tragedies of the commons.

    1. Voting doesn’t solve “the tragedy of the commons”; it merely turns everything into one giant commons.

  16. Perhaps more importantly for sex workers, an encounter that turned nasty would be hard to escape from?short of throwing themselves from a moving vehicle, which might be more dangerous still.

    That has me wondering something. How does a true self-driving car – in which there is no driver – pull over for police?

    1. Self driving cars will obey government orders. Pull over. Don’t go to that demonstration. Lock the doors and head to the nearest police station.

      That’s why they will be mandatory.

    2. Since a self-driving vehicle will obey all traffic laws, there will never be a justifiable cause to pull one over.

      1. Tinted windows.

        Also think of the possibilities for “drive-by” shootings with 3d printed un-traceable guns. [Just trying to up the moral panic a little]

        1. Program a car/truck to ram the target person?

  17. How a right-wing terrorist anticipated the ultranationalist wave

    Breivik’s actions were seen as those of a deranged, far-right lone wolf. A manifesto that he circulated before embarking on the killing spree railed against immigration, multiculturalism and the supposed Marxism of the political establishment, quoting various members of the fringe far-right in Europe and the United States. He styled himself as a crusading warrior of the Knights Templar and boasted of a network of comrades ready to take up arms alongside him ? though investigators never found much evidence of any such fellow travelers.

    But seven years later, Breivik no longer seems so isolated. Across Scandinavia, Europe and even the United States, far-right, anti-immigrant politics are ascendant. Speaking to Today’s WorldView, Greengrass said Breivik’s “intellectual worldview has migrated” closer to the political center.

    https://goo.gl/QDZjQw

    1. You know what other Left-wing Socialist was ultranationalist and rampaged across Europe?

      1. Trump?

        1. According to YOU Trump is right-wing, so that makes your comment stupid.

      2. Stalin?

      3. Not Mussolini?

        1. “Not Mussolini” sounds like a playground game that is played by Italian schoolchildren. One, two, three…Not Mussolini! The one who is stuck being Mussolini has to evade the others to avoid being hung up by his heels.

    2. Hey NPC Weigel. How is the problem acne?

  18. ‘Mobile Brothels’ Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will

    So you’re saying you have no faith that the free market will win out over central planning in the end? I don’t know the number, but I’m sure there’s a Rule 34 version of the economic law that if there’s a way to make a buck off of something, there’ll be somebody making a buck off of it.

    1. I have seen Rule 34 of the Laffer Curve, maybe a decade ago.

      1. Ah, but have you seen Rule 34 of Rule 34?

        1. Car 54 where are you?

  19. ‘Mobile Brothels’ Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will

    I like my drivers like I like my prostitutes- real people.

    1. Isn’t your driver your mom?

      1. She is but my prostitute is YOUR mom.

        1. My mom passed away a long time ago, kiddo.

          1. Now you know how she died.

            She said to tell you that I’m your dad.

      2. Quite down, son.

    2. I like mine strange and foreign.

      1. taxis on Martinique are an amusement park ride in themselves

  20. Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!

    Those dastardly Germans are being coy on purpose! Pay me now, or don’t pay me!

    Speaking of a president unhinged, he grew tired of IKEA lady because she’s been slacking off in the grand effort to capture more brown people at the border. Stormfront demands action!

    1. Stormfront demands action!

      Finally they have something in common with moms.

  21. Sad Spider-Man.

    https://gph.is/2QF0LOf

    1. From January, Macron’s administration will send a small team of senior civil servants to the company for six months to verify Facebook’s goodwill and determine whether its checks on racist, sexist or hate-fuelled speech could be improved.

      Don’t buy it sheeple! They’re just there to collect photos of sexy seniors.

    2. Straight out of Atlas Shrugged.

  22. ‘Mobile Brothels’ Could Be Enabled by Self-Driving Cars, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will

    But of course that won’t stop the moral scolds from freaking out about it.

    1. “Loveless copulation going on…and it must stop!”

  23. Speaking of sexbots

    Not exactly a sexbot, but how about a real life Dr. Krieger.

        1. The fianc?e is not a person, but a cartoon horse on the My Little Pony television program. He is defending her honor from this vile pervert–and being rather admirably more a gentleman about it than I would be were I engaged to a fictititious farm animal I might add.

          1. Yeah, I got all that, but what the fuck?

            1. Start looking into Tulpas if you want the answer. Not the user here. The subculture dedicated to creating them.

  24. Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party are getting a ton of press over the revelation that Oculus Rift’s founder was fired from Facebook in 20106 because of his financial support of Donald Trump. Turns out, before being fired, Zuckerberg asked him to state publicly that he was a libertarian who supported Gary Johnson for president.

    This is the kind of shit they’re saying about us:

    “When it comes to emotive social issues, the libertarian is progressive, optimistic and tolerant?right at home in Silicon Valley, unlike the censorious conservative.”

    —WSJ, “Even the Libertarians get Lucky Sometimes”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/ev…..542066300?

    Just for the record, this hardcore libertarian’s views on forced association, hate speech laws, affirmative action, welfare for native-born Americans (much less immigrants), public schools, and the true purpose of the Second Amendment (insurrection), would make most Trump supporters blush with embarrassment–and among average libertarians I am by no means unusual.

    Fuck Gary Johnson and all the other sell-out libertarians who’ve made people imagine that we’re somehow indistinguishable from progressives on any issue.

    1. P.S. The “Even the Libertarians get Lucky Sometimes” headline is calling us “losers”.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E30XxSYgmqo

      1. The “Even the Libertarians get Lucky Sometimes” headline is calling us “losers”.

        But isn’t that true?

        1. That would have been one hell of an NAP violation.

    2. However impressive your “hardcore” orthodoxy on those other things, Mister, you are apparently the kind of libertarian who believes in IP so you are dead to me! Or else how about an archive link so we can read the article?

  25. Aren’t ‘mobile brothels’ hookers with an Uber account?

    1. So, replace the uber driver with a robot, and the hooker with a robot, and then we’ll still need to pass a law to stop people from having sex all alone, by themselves, with no one else there, in a robot car that has no driver, to protect … who?… from …. what?

      Remember The Who?

      How can you do it alone?

    2. Someone’s already figured out the Uber-Tinder combo.

  26. Celine Dion unveils gender-neutral line of clothing: Celinunu.

    https://bit.ly/2B3Ks8g

    If you speak Quebec slang you’d know what ‘nunu’ means. Not sure why she chose the name.

    1. What if you don’t speak Quebec slang and are too lazy to google it?

      1. Nunu means dumb-dumb.

        1. In that case, perfect branding.

    2. Was there ever really a dearth of “gender neutral” children’s clothing in the first place, I wonder, for kids who don’t like heavily gendered stuff? Near-pathological levels of narcissism and solipsism aside, the current generation of parents did not invent the tomboy.

      1. I was a kid during the early-mid 90s. Everyone wore t-shirts and jeans

        1. also, we rollerbladed to school in the snow, uphill both ways

          1. We used to dream of rollerblading in the snow uphill both ways. We had to rollerblade in a cardboard box in the middle of the road.

        2. Yeah but they were all acid-washed and pleated, or later Jncos. As for T-shirts, I wish I still had my Black Bart Simpson one but I think I left it at my last coed naked sporting event.

  27. “A Midlothian officer encountered a subject with a gun and was involved in an officer-involved shooting. The subject the officer shot was later pronounced deceased at an area hospital,” Chief Daniel Delaney of the Midlothian Police Department said in a statement.

    Jesus Christ.

    1. NEEDS MOAR PASSIVE VOICE. It’s still a little too clear that the cop was the one who fired the gun.

      “A Midlothian officer encountered a subject with a gun and was involved in an officer-involved shooting shots were fired. The subject the officer shot bullets struck was later pronounced deceased at an area hospital. An investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause of death, I cannot comment further on an ongoing investigation.”

    2. The officer was involved in an officer involved shooting which involved an officer and a shooting, including a gun which discharged while involved in the shooting and which involved an officer (who was not the recipient of the discharge).

  28. The government has about as much power to stop people from having sex as it has to stop people from doing drugs. How is that working out? People wouldn’t be having sex in cars so much, if they didn’t have to hide from people who were trying to stop them.

    1. You mean their parents?

      1. Yeah, and teenagers can’t afford motel rooms.

  29. That autonomous vehicles will be used for sex is about as predictable as that VCRs would be used for porn and the holodeck on Star Trek: Voyager used for, well, you know.

    1. What Starfleet ship needs a brig when they can just assign a misbehaving crew member to [hurk!] clean the holodeck.

  30. mobil brothels have been around since the begining of wheeled transport.

  31. haven’t wrecked while doing it yet.

  32. “The speculation seems somewhat sketch to me.”

    Yeah, that’s the phrase I’m going to pick on. Out of that whole article, yup, I’m gonna go there.

    ‘Sketch’ huh? It seems…. sketch.

    Like, it is totes adorbs that you use Kardashian-speak and everything… but can you call in an editor to rein in your worst instincts?

  33. >>>Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army

    so cute.

    1. They are sure to issue white flags to all French units.

      1. Le Tanque, by Renault

  34. FYI, it makes it more exciting if you have sex while driving the car! (which became a lot safer with the invention of the adjustable steering wheel). Hey, maybe some driverless car anatomy add ons to seats (as an option) can keep the entire family entertained while traveling on vacation? Virtual reality glasses (privacy and keep thing moving)? No need for professional sex workers, we got technology!

  35. It would certainly make it less of a challenge for P.J. O’Rourke to drive fast on drugs while having his wing-wang squeezed and not spill his drink.

  36. Is it prostitution if the driver just likes to have sex with her passengers?

    Uber already offers a variety of choices at different prices. Automated cars with Blacked out windows could be called B-Uber for blacked out-Uber. They come with a hostess to reassure the rider and explain all the amenities of an automated B-Uber.

  37. Driving was simpler back in the 80’s.

  38. When people are asked to use gut instinct to stop real but rare horrors, relying on racial stereotypes and other biases tends to rule.

    Is that why the cops pulled a gun on my friend the day I moved him and his babby mamma into my town. It’s strange how one of the other regulars at the Wellness Center died of a drug overdoes latter that night in the Wellness Center bathroom.

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