Setting the bar real low

I love the headline on this story: Will self-driving cars understand the finer points of traffic etiquette?

Gee, I don't know. You mean, will robots be as courteous and thoughtful as human beings are when they're driving? On what planets are human drivers so courteous that we'd be right to worry about how computers will behave? I'd like to go for a walk there.

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