Nanji Erode

When the computer miscalculates

Photo by Connor Houtman on Unsplash

An elderly woman with impaired hearing started crossing a deserted road in the small town of West Wendover, Nevada.

The onboard computer on a self-driving car taking a sharp turn spotted the woman and sent a signal to slow down: Five seconds to impact. The car slowed down.

Then the computer sent another signal: Four seconds to impact. The car slowed down further.

Just then, the woman moved left and crossed the line dividing the Pacific Standard Time and Mountain Standard Time regions.

The confused computer recalculated its signal: One hour and three seconds to impact.

The car accelerated.

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Nanji Erode

Nanji Erode

Ideator, Copywriter, Movie Lover, Science Enthusiast, Minimalist.