Would you let Google drive you to work?

October 9, 2010: 8:04 PM ET

Google is now talking about a autonomous driving technology that it has invented with the help of some of the best minds in the field.

Don't play chicken with this Google Car. via NYTimes.com

Two weeks ago Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the TechCrunch Disrupt conference something which at the time seemed more than a little off-topic for a web software-focused audience.

"It's a bug that cars were invented before computers. Your car should drive itself. It just makes sense."

I turned to a colleague who was also watching the presentation. She told me, "Uh, oh. Google is getting into cars."  We both laughed. But not long enough.

These clues tech CEOs drop always come back around in one form or another...


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