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California Passes Driverless Cars Bill

Remember those scenes in Minority Report and I, Robot that allowed the main characters to get around in automatic cars? Well, we are moving closer to that future. While if you are familiar with Highway 101 in the Bay Area, you may have already noticed Google’s vehicles rolling around with a driver behind the wheel only as a safety feature. Now we will be able to see them more often and more around California. Nevada already has a similar law in place, with other states following suit. Either way, this is a step in automated vehicles that may prevent human error (aka that asshole that cut you off without using a turn signal).

This law allows anyone to work on a driver-less vehicle, but this is obviously a Google victory as California Governor Jerry Brown went to Google’s Mountain View offices to sign the bill with Google co-founder Sergey Brin overseeing the event with his Google Glass.

He may look dorky, but I admire a man who is that dedicated to his field and proud of the work that comes our. I will be looking forward to what develops from this.

Hit the jump to watch the entire video of the signing provided by Google’s YouTube channel.

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Google Glass Skydive

If you have seen Iron Man 2 then you may remember that Stark leaps out of a plane in his armor to fly through fireworks just to give a speech at his Stark Expo. The showmanship and amazement just for giving a speech could only be seen on the silver screen and thanks to acting chops of RDJ. Well, at least until now…

This past week Google held their I/O conference in San Francisco. They unveiled new hardware in the a line of Nexus products, they moved from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean, and then Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google) jumped out of a fucking plane to land on top of the Moscone Center in the middle of downtown San Francisco and live-streamed it from his Google Glasses. It is stunts like these that make me truly appreciate the ideas and balls that these people have. Anyway, watch the video below to see what happened.

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