Dumb Modern Technology We Could Really Live Without

ScottyKilmer

Some Technology Is Just There For It's Own Sake. Here are some tech ideas that really should make you wonder, "do I really need all this crap".

Sometimes modern technology is there just for the sake of saying, "look what we did," And after all, you are driving a car mainly to get somewhere, they are basically transporation devices, not electronic sleds in outer space.

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ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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Yes,, and what does the government really know about anything? Knee jerk reactions is their thing.

Anthony Zingale
Anthony Zingale

@Blackfrost273. The U.S. Government set out a 2022 mandate to make automatic emergency braking standard on all cars less than 9,000 pounds and a 2025 mandate to make that same feature on commercial vehicles 9,000 pounds or more. Watch this video. It will make you rethink on what you said. https://www.consumerreports.org/video/view/cars/car-safety/4764614193001/two-advanced-safety-features-every-car-should-have/

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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Hey , I like the cut of your jib. A man of my own thoughts.

Blackfrost273
Blackfrost273

@anthonyzingale , I'm not everyone. And don't doubt tech because of some faulty hubris. The ideas may have good use. But we don't need it everywhere. We will always have die hard people who want manual shifting, some people want slap shifting, some never want to touch a shifter. Granted, there are ideas that are just not...practical. cvt trans is not anywhere ideal for racing. Not for a while and should it ever? I personally research deep and wish to find out what I may and learn as much as I can. I may or may not know the truth and I work to avoid being wrong for a long time. My point is; everybody is not just you and two other people. Don't keep using that word in such a sense if it isn't true. I don't think emergency braking systems should be everywhere. I don't like them. I believe if you drive, you need to have a purpose of driving or you don't drive. If you are distracted, then don't drive. You are wasting your life if you don't live in the now. I get the message it sells to parents. I get it. That gets into lifestyle management so quickly, it's not funny for me. I will not hesitate to call someone out on their responsibility or lack thereof. It's intense, or it's wrong, it's so mean...it's life and death of yourself, you're loved ones, and others around you. If that doesn't connect, I have no sympathy. On the aspect of technological advancement and safer precautions at higher speeds, yes. Nobody is raising the speed limit here though. I'm not ranting. I'm not ranting. I'm not ranting. ...goosfraba...okay, does my perspective seem clear? I care about human life as much as the next guy. But I don't need someone to talk for me. I cant read your mind. I am not important enough to lead anyone. I am me. Anything engineers most likely either didn't care, or had enormous time crunching with a boss who wanted a certain feature and said do it or you're fired (Jason from engineering explained has said this was one of his motive for being a youtuber) or had bad craftsmanship, which is likely. There is so much that can sway a creative a manufacturing team.

Vladchan
Vladchan

"Yes Mrs. Smith, you just push a button and go, that's all there is to it. The Chrysler power-hydra-matic transmission is so easy to use, a woman can figure it out!" (imaginary 60s commercial)

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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hey, thanks for the GREAT information. And personally, I would never buy anything that Fiat has to do with building. I know a lot about fiats, from the 60s to present day, so I would stay far away from their products.

AnthonyZingale
AnthonyZingale

Automatic emergency braking has actually been proven to save lives and everyone hopes it becomes standard in more vehicles. Most 2017/2018 Toyotas and all 2018 Mazdas except for the Miata will have this feature. Automatic emergency braking comes on every single Corolla, RAV4, Prius, and Highlander. But I totally agree on the change in shift lever design. @ScottyKilmer, did you know that actor Anton Yelchin died because of those monostable shifters? As a result, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles recalled certain vehicles with the monostable shifter design and now, they're recalling ones with the rotary shift dial so that the vehicle will go into park if the driver fails to take the vehicle out of gear. To learn more about these recalls and to learn how to protect yourself if your car has a monostable shifter, watch these videos. They can save your life. https://www.consumerreports.org/video/view/cars/car-safety/4899369790001/fiat-chrysler-recalls-confusing-shifters/ https://www.consumerreports.org/video/view/cars/car-safety/5269258094001/how-to-stay-safe-if-you-have-a-confusing-shifter/

Vladchan
Vladchan

I saw a vid how high tech thieves steal keyless cars w 2 gadgets - one guy follows you around sends signal from your key to his partner in crime near the car so a 2 way link key-car is established, door unlocks, push the start button and off he goes, takes seconds.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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Yep, Chrysler even tried push button shifters in the 60s. What crap they were too..

Vladchan
Vladchan

Wasn't it a non-moving transmission shifter on recent Jeeps that got people killed? Anyway it used to be hand crafted wood that defined a luxury car, now it's the latest electronic gimmickry

Madman
Madman

I pray there's more common sense in the future.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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Isn't that the truth, I love to see a young person like you not fall into the tech trap that many fall into these days. PRAY there are more like you out there.

Madman
Madman

It's like trying to reinvent the wheel, All so foolish people can ogle at all the fancy tech and waste thousands. I'm only 24 and I dread to see what the future is going to be like.