I really don’t follow Canadian politics that closely, much less US politics, much less US political activity on a state level, but today I wanted to vote for Jeff Brandes after watching a YouTube video from his competition:
My apologies if the video is removed by the time you click on it.
It really is that bad.
Watching that video is like watching a really well polished piece from The Onion vs. a serious attack on a political candidate.
If you’ve been reading this blog for long you’ll notice a few articles about Google’s self driving cars, and Google Drive (totally unrelated, nerds!), so you know we don’t look at them as “Black Magic”.
The beginning of the clip is a quote from Forbes:
“Driverless Cars for All: More DANGEROUS Than Driving”
This is so misplaced that today Forbes even commented on the video pointing out the original article title was:
“Driverless Cars For All: An Idea More Dangerous Than Driving.”
.. and actually focused on the freedom to still pilot a car once they are able to drive themselves.
The video continues to ramp up the stupid by showing how old ladies that wander into traffic are risky, and repeats a clip of a Prius steering wheel spinning from lock to lock, as if that’s how we should think robots drive.
My guess is that someone neglected to tell the elderly who helped with this ad that a robot driven car is not only less likely to run over pedestrians, but also a solution to the elderly needing transportation.
Wasn’t it just last month they announced that Google’s driver-less cars have logged more than 300,000 miles of driving without a single accident? Are the folks that made this advert over a month behind in technology news?
The end of the video wraps up with how ‘out of touch’ Jeff Brandes is but this is a man who wants driverless cars which can avoid pointless return trips/parking, and to hire people to collect tolls on clogged bridges to reduce traffic, in a state with ongoing job cuts and pollution issues.
Yep, it’s like something straight from The Onion, but the tears are more pain than laughter. At least the competition is getting a load of attention/traffic sources from the video, far more than anything else they have put out.
SEO news blog post by Ryan Morben @ 10:52 am