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Metropolis II

Metropolis II – Chris Burden

Scaled version of a future LA. 1,100 miniature vehicles and 18 roads, buildings etc. 

In Chris Burden’s Metropolis II, a future LA transportation system is imagined. Cars zooming at scaled speeds of 240mph through the streets of LA. According to Burden, “the cars won’t have drivers in them, just passengers.” This 3d model of LA poses interesting potential which may or may not be the case in the near future. It’s no doubt true that transportation in this way would be much quicker, but how much do we really want a computer to be doing for us? Is driving our car too much? 

Google has been working on a driverless car for the last few years which has impressed people worldwide. Nevada has recently added a state law which allows autonomous cars throughout the state. Will this be reality or just fantasy?  

 

 

Google Driverless Car

 

Sources:

 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/14/BAQA1MPI9L.DTL

http://mashable.com/2012/02/24/google-to-test-driverless-cars-on-nevada-roadways/

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