Self-driving cars work until they don’t work. When the car doesn’t know what to do, there’s an alert and you need to take control. How much time do you have? How long does it take for you to get situational awareness? This is the fundamental flaw of self-driving cars. If it doesn’t work all the time, it doesn’t work at all.
This post of your's just caught my attention today Chris. It strikes me that this is a perfect analogy for mindfulness. If we let ourselves coast around on auto-pilot all the time, its unlikely we'll suddenly be able to access the presence, spontaneity, and humanity we really need in a moment that counts.
Like someone said it .. seat belts are very safe all the time you wear... until an accident