12 Sep '13, 5pm

In an Uber Google Car Future, Would You Let the Rich Pass You for Bitcoin?

In an Uber Google Car Future, Would You Let the Rich Pass You for Bitcoin?

There are plenty of good reasons to be excited about technological innovations like self-driving Google cars, electric Teslas, and encryptic digital currencies like Bitcoin. Enabling a world where rich people can pass you on the highway for pocket change is probably not one of them. Over at ValleyWag , Sam Biddle pulls this weird little nugget out of a techno-utopian musing by some luminary at TechCrunch Disrupt : Imagine it’s a few years in the future, and you are driving down the road in an Uber, built by Tesla and auto-driven by Google software. You are in a hurry, so you decide to accelerate and pass the other cars. Your vehicle could then interface with the other cars, and pay them a sliver of Bitcoin to let you pass. You get where you are going faster, and everyone is happy. Programmable currency. Now, this might sound a little ridiculous to you, but I can assure you...

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