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Discussion in 'Offtopic Lounge' started by DeMango, Nov 13, 2017.
Self driving. The US Food truck was at fault.
I'm not sure I'm comfortable getting in a driverless vehicle, regardless.
Yup, if it had a driver, I'm sure evasive action could have been taken.
It will eventually be the future for some transportation needs. But I'm not quite ready for it just yet. Maybe a train on tracks with all the bells and whistles for controls would be one I might....might get on now.
Sometime in the future teenagers will get their jollies causing gridlock in major cities by "brake checking" driverless cars or putting a cardboard cutout of a person in the street.
I feel they should have put the monorail right over the top of Las Vegas Blvd but they didn't want to ruin the view. It's a huge flop hidden behind the casinos like it is now.
As long as there are hackers, I can't have complete trust in anything controlled only by computers.
And that includes vehicles for me. Remotely controlled bells and whistles are definitely a convenience...until you are not the one controlling them or you hit the wrong key.
"Turn left at the next intersection, HAL."
"I'm sorry I can't do that, Dave; the cliff is straight ahead."
I agree building it above Las Vegas Boulevard would probably have made it more accessible (convenient) to a greater number of users. However, IMO, the off Las Vegas Boulevard route isn't the biggest problem. It's not as successful as it could be because it doesn't also connect to McCarran and the downtown casinos, and really isn't useful to access the Mandalay Bay / Luxor / Excalibur casinos.
My wife and I just returned from Las Vegas this morning (and I'm posting on this forum; WTF??!!). We bought a multi-day pass and rode the LV Monorail several times during our stay, including traveling from our hotel (Paris) to the 10K start line (Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas) at SLS on race day. Really convenient, with all the road closings. Hey, for once there were actually a lot of people inside SLS! A few days before, we rode the monorail from Paris to SLS (and then walked to Lucky Dragon for dim sum) and then from SLS to the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend the Health & Fitness Expo and pick up the race packets. We also rode it from MGM back to Paris after checking out the south part of the Strip.
Is the LV Monorail perfect? Not even close. But it can be a decent mode of transportation if you're staying at a hotel with a station.
Did you and the wife run in the 10k ?
Both of us entered and finished the 10K race. I wasn't able to train after July because of a foot injury, so I basically took it easy and occasionally took pictures along the race route. And neither of us wanted to risk sustaining an injury during the race, since we were heading to do some hiking at Bryce & Zion National Parks a day+ after the race. The weather was perfect and the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas course is most definitely one-of-a-kind. I'm already thinking about next year's race. You get a very different perspective at ground level running/walking down the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard late afternoon.
IMO, the organizers and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (and other law enforcement/security personnel) did a very good job, especially in light of the tragic event that had happened a few weeks earlier. It was great to see so many people (runners, fans, organizers / support staff / volunteers, etc.) weren't at all deterred by the actions of a cowardly criminal loser POS.