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Nissan - Why Drive When the Car Can Do It For you?
2020. Yes, in about seven years, Nissan plans on releasing to the public its first self-driven car, controlled by an advanced artificial intelligence. Using cameras and laser scanners situated around the car, Nissan's autonomous driving technology will be continuously retrieving data from the environment around the car to plan and execute calculated driving maneuvers to safely transport its passenger(s) to the desired destination. A live demonstration took place on October 5th at CEATEC Japan 2013. The demonstration featured a Nissan Leaf driving along a prearranged route using the autonomous driving technology to show its efficiency and its safeness on the urban road.
Who would have imagined that such technology would be able to come into fruition in such a short amount of time. Apparently someone had though because what had only been possible in our imaginations, games, and movies is now being made a reality. The "seeds" for advanced technology, such as a car controlled by artificial intelligence, have been planted in the minds of many for decades and even centuries. However, the vast majority of these seeds have been dormant, waiting for their turn for "germination" when they are presented with an acceptable environment in which they can grow and bear fruit. Fertilize the soil: take action by actively pursuing your ideas and work to form the basic foundations. Give it water and sunlight: experiment, promote your idea, and be motivated. Use your tools: the world is a wealth of resources that you can and need to utilize to create and produce. Maintain: you and the world around you make up the environment in which your seed will grow. As such, you must retain constant vigilance to ensure your seed continues to grow. The environment will inevitably change, but it is your job to adapt and keep that seed alive.
Humanity will continue to utilize its vast potential to keep moving forward. There will never be a day in which development will cease or stagnate. There is just too much to do, create, and improve in our world because there is always needs that can be fulfilled. That is a fact. Our world may not be the best of all possible worlds, but it is the idea of a good, ideal world that allows us humans to try to strive for that better realm. That is what makes us special. With our dreams in our minds, with our eyes gazing into the horizon that is our future, and with our determination as a endless fuel to keep us going, we will succeed. So remember:
~ The Dore