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This article was published on March 14, 2012

    Watch what traffic will look like when cars drive themselves [video]

    Watch what traffic will look like when cars drive themselves [video]
    Drew Olanoff
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    Drew Olanoff

    Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

    We know that cars will drive themselves one day, especially if Google has anything to say about it. The idea of having a car that drives itself is both scary and exciting. It could definitely limit traffic accidents, but the thought of people not needing to know how to drive is a bit scary.

    But hey, the Internet just killed Encylopedias so maybe it is time to move directly into the future.

    What would traffic look like if cars drove themselves? Here’s a visualization below that looks a bit like the old video game Frogger. Even though it’s completely fake, the idea of traffic moving this way scares the crap out of me: