How Others See Us

Pinching a title from Dave Langford’s venerable Ansible for this post, as it seems apposite.

Possibly the worst of all visions of the future here, where a self-driving car has forced this poor family to play a board game. Unbearable.


Is dominoes a “board game,” though?
As someone who gets motion sickness while reading in a car,* I don’t think I could do board games in a self-driving car. Plus, I’d worry about pieces moving due to bumps and corners. Dual-layer boards would be needed, surely.

'* Even map reading can be challenging. I do fine on trains if there is not a lot of accelleration (light rail can be an issue) and planes if there is no turbulence.