Donald Trump on the threat of automobiles

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Here’s a statement from Donald Trump about the future:

I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that cars have complicated lives very greatly. The whole, you know, age of the automobile has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of safety that we need.

Wait a minute. Sure, cars have problems, and yes, “nobody knows exactly what’s going on with them,” but they’ve created the modern era. Are the cars the problem, or is it the way they’re built, the infrastructure that surrounds them, and the way we use them?

Of course, Trump didn’t say this. He was talking about computers. And this is what he actually said (only three words are different — “computers” instead of “cars” or “automobile,” and “security” instead of “safety”).

I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole, you know, age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security that we need.

The computers aren’t the problem. Any more than the cars are.

I’m beginning to think the problem might be in the wetware.

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