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Phillip 's Comment
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I have heard about robots basically taking over the trucking industry, and the trucks being driverless. Have you experienced drivers heard anything about this? I'd like to drive team with my fiance but like I said before I also would love to to med school but hearing about all these rumours are swaying my mind towards medicine

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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I have heard about robots basically taking over the trucking industry, and the trucks being driverless. Have you experienced drivers heard anything about this? I'd like to drive team with my fiance but like I said before I also would love to to med school but hearing about all these rumours are swaying my mind towards medicine

Won't happen for a very long time, you'll see cars driving themselves then it will be trucks. I'm not sure how this will work because there are some places that you have to go into and you have to curb it or you can't get in because the place was built in such an Old District. Robot's would just refuse to attempt the turn. There are so many variables to achieving such a goal.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Not in our lifetime.

Well, maybe in mine - definitely not your guys' though.

Boom!

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Dustan J.'s Comment
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The first time any sized vehicle that is robot-driven causes a catastrophic incident that idea will be halted. There are just way too many variables in play when driving that require the attention of an alert human. I could totally see a robot failing for whatever reason and then killing many people. Especially in a commercial truck. Think "nuns and children", 'cause that robot would fail at the worst possible moment. I would stay off the streets the first time I ever saw a robot operating any kind of motor vehicle, especially the commercial variety. Ever have your PC fail or get stuck in cyclic redundancy? No matter how good the technology is, how powerful the software, it will still fail at some point in some way. You cannot program every bug and failure out of it. Furthermore, as Murphy's Law dictates, it will happen at a time and place where the most damage can, and will, occur.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Not in our lifetime.

Well, maybe in mine - definitely not your guys' though.

Boom!

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Feeling pretty frisky there, young man. Did they just take the training wheels off your truck or something?

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Old School's Comment
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Wow Phillip that is such a big difference in the schooling required for the two different career paths you mention, that were I you, that is where I would be concentrating my decision making process. I mean if you are worried about robotics, we've already got robotic surgeries being performed now, so would that sway you toward driving a truck?

There's going to be a need for physicians and truck drivers for many generations to come, so don't even let those pesky robots mess with your decision!

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Chris L.'s Comment
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Ya'll dont know nothin. Ofcourse they will have robots drivin trucks! I cant wait until 2000 when we have flying cars and we live in outer space. Ooops an 80's flash back. Where is my flying car? I would have to agree with Dustin J. I wouldnt worry about robots just yet. They military is using drones, unmaned aircraft, of which half crash because they have software issues. We are quite far from mastering anything that will take over driving for us.

Serah D.'s Comment
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......and no matter what anyone says, technology is NOTHING when mother nature hits. Anyone experience SANDY????

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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......and no matter what anyone says, technology is NOTHING when mother nature hits. Anyone experience SANDY????

Yep, picked up in PA heading to VA. Had a light load, finally found a parking spot in a rest area just south of Carlisle PA to sit out the remainder of the storm on I-81. My delivery was delayed because of the storm. It was kinda scary at one point because the wind was really rockin my trailer as I was going down the road.

Ernie

Serah D.'s Comment
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......and no matter what anyone says, technology is NOTHING when mother nature hits. Anyone experience SANDY????

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Yep, picked up in PA heading to VA. Had a light load, finally found a parking spot in a rest area just south of Carlisle PA to sit out the remainder of the storm on I-81. My delivery was delayed because of the storm. It was kinda scary at one point because the wind was really rockin my trailer as I was going down the road.

Ernie

We had no electricity, no way of communication coz all lines broke down, couldn't drive out of my complex since the electric gate was out, no money since all ATM's were out, no gas in gas stations, the worst was I couldn't cook because my stove was electric not forgetting the rotting food in the fridge. So, they can build all the robots they want, but.....

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