Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Joystick in the Cockpit
You think gaming technology does not have great influence other areas of life? Or that technology that is familiar to some is not downright frightening to others?
This is the photo of the "cockpit" of a new concept car from Mercedes-Benz. Yes, you are seeing it correctly! The steering wheel has been replaced with a joystick.
I'll bet if you are over 50 years old (and not an airplane pilot), the thought of steering your car with a joystick is a tad scary.
I'll also bet that if you are 30 years old or less, you wonder what took so long.
Don Keith N4KC
(Thanks to my friend Wayne Thompson WB4RHA for the photo)