Recently, I stumbled on an online article about the Google effort to lobby the State of Nevada to allow self-driving automobiles to be used within the state. That article is available at the following link:
A more recent and broader article about self-driving cars was posted on Friday, March 31, 2012.
If self-driving cars were to be broadly available, they would profoundly affect how society functions today. There are many obvious consequences from having the ability to acquire and use a self-driving car: