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Yes, friends, this is why the day of self-driving cars will be one that scares the living crap out of me.

The Toyota Prius has a software bug that can cause the cars to stall on the highway and sometimes not restart. Toyota has told the owners of the affected cars the bring them in for an “hour-long software update.”

Imagine, a computer crash that leads to a real crash. Fantastic! Already, the person working on the code for a self-driving car is out there, and as careful as they might be at their future task, there is also a fatal multi-car pile-up waiting to make them feel a little bit like Oppenheimer.

But this is progress, dammit! Inevitably, some will have to die to make the lives of others more convenient.

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