Pilotless Planes anyone?

Now you’all know about drones and driver-less trucks, even as such cars are coming on the roads near you. Here in our little red dot, we have extensive driverless subway train networks. It’s a matter of time before more transportation assets are turned over to intelligent algorithms.

But what if the plane you fly in is piloted not by a person, but by the same intelligent algorithm? If this development (read here) moves with that quick a pace, we could soon be at the mercy of AI. Don’t know about you, but we sure are nervous too like the author alluded. Well he said the palms are sweating. We on the other hand might have shaky knees.

Because Boeing is certainly adamant on the testing pilotless planes.

One thought that popped into our heads was this; that the most costly component of operating an aircraft (aside from the depreciation on the multi-billion dollar craft) would be the maintenance and… the highly paid pilots? Perhaps if this can be taken away costs will be reduced (read this)? What do you think? Or could it be that the aircraft maker actually believe that human operated flying machines are still less reliable or desired… perhaps we might see an unemployment line of pilots some day…

Will plane fares drop then? Heheh.

Yes, some day. We might all have to surrender ourselves to the mastery of technology. Put your life in the hands codes of artificial “beings”. Wow. Haven’t we seen these in movies before?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

14 thoughts on “Pilotless Planes anyone?”

  1. Interesting links, thanks. The thing is that all large passenger planes are totally reliant on computers these days anyway. Engines, aircraft controls, cockpit displays and navigation are all computerised, there’s little or no manual input. Self flying is just the next step!

    ( I’ve worked on jet engine software and it’s by far the best designed and tested software I’ve ever seen. It’s expensive but extremely good )

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