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Self-Driving Cars Are Dumb

Public transit is smart

Behold this amazing technology. It is called ‘train’

Cars are a dumb. Make them twice as smart and they’re still dumber than a bus or a train.

What cars are good for is personal gratification. They can get you from Point-A to Point-B quickly, but when everyone starts doing this the inefficiencies pile up. You get traffic, parking issues and the whole system slows down for everyone. They are a…



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at