Google, Where’s My Car?
Bill and Ted were walking out of the women’s lingerie store with embarrassed looks when they began looking for Ted’s limousine. All of a sudden Ted stopped walking.
“Dude, where’s my car?” exclaimed Ted.
“I dunno,” replied Bill. “It was here just a few minutes ago.”
“Let me think,” said Ted. He scrunched up his eyes and rested his chin on his fist. “Oh, I know!” he suddenly said. “Did we send the car to go get beer and chips and salsa?”
Bill scrunched up HIS eyes. “I don’t think so, man,” he finally said.
Ted started jumping up and down. “I know! I know!”
Bill looked at Ted as if Ted were jumping up and down or something. Ted explained: “I was READING something.”
“Reading?” Bill asked with a puzzled look. “What’s that?”
Ted adopted a professorial stance that he had learned from music videos. “Reading,” Ted explained, “is when you use your eyes to look at your screen but you’re not looking at pictures of cats playing beer pong. When you read, you use your eyes to look at words and stuff.”
“Anyway,” Ted continued, “I was reading this article on TMZ that explained how someone hacked Willow Smith’s car. It was like a computer hacker or something, and the hacker just caused Willow’s car to drive off! Luckily she wasn’t in it.”
“Dude, you’re high,” Bill replied. “That could never happen.”
[POSTSCRIPT: AS I NOTED IN ANOTHER POST, NO SYSTEM IS 100% SECURE. AS DRIVERLESS CARS ARE DEVELOPED, ATTENTION WILL NEED TO BE PAID TO THE SECURITY OF THESE CARS, AND WE WILL NEED TO REALIZE THAT SOME CARS WILL BE HACKED – ESPECIALLY WHEN CAR OWNERS DON’T BOTHER TO PASSWORD PROTECT THEIR CARS BECAUSE “IT’S NOT IMPORTANT.” THIS RISK, HOWEVER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT DRIVERLESS CARS SHOULD BE SCUTTLED ENTIRELY; LIFE IS FULL OF RISKS.]