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The Algorithms that became the Google Car

Added on by Spencer Wright.

Robert Scoble, in a good post on Quora about keeping up with technology.

I saw self-driving cars in 2007 at Stanford University, for instance, and interviewed the guy who built the algorithms for what became the Google car.

This may seem non sequitur, but I think it's remarkable. It really illustrates how much software is eating the world: a car ceases to be a thing with an engine and four wheels, and instead becomes an bunch of software. 

Pretty cool.