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srufolo1
srufolo1
5/15/2019 11:46:55 PM
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@batye I actually like the retro-ness of a rotary phone. I don't think we would be able to get one to work here. Not sure, maybe if you just plug it into any active phone jack, and you dial, it may work.

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batye
batye
5/4/2019 2:17:03 AM
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Re: already!
@srufolo1  I still have rotary phone in the basement as back up in case of big emergency...  as in Canada land lines still support rotary phones in my area for now... 

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batye
batye
5/4/2019 2:14:24 AM
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@ms.akkineni yes you are right but the way it look to me it gonna be quite some time before we gonna see it and trust it... 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2019 9:00:12 PM
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Re: already!
Absolutely, we got be all geared up and be ready. May need to wait little bit longer to arrive at a stable product.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
4/6/2019 3:24:03 PM
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@ms.akkineni I know. I can't picture myself either in a self-driving car, but I suspect the day will come when we are forced to, like going from rotary phones to mobile phones.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
3/30/2019 10:12:13 PM
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Yup, i find these features in cars to be practically very useful. But when it comes to self driving cars - i am very paranoid. I cant icture myself getting ready for that concept yet.

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Ariella
Ariella
3/14/2019 9:20:34 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@srulof1 very impressive! I do get, though, that she liked seeing some regulars at the store. I know my mother liked dealing with the same bank tellers who knew her by name. I've noticed when I shop at Trader Joe's that there is a van there from an assisted living facilitiy. That allows the residents to go out and shop the way they always have without having to drive. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/14/2019 12:08:10 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@Ariella My mother just liked to go to the grocery store to talk to people she knew there. It made her feel like she was going out. Yes, no longer driving means losing their independence. Now she drives my sister crazy with these online food orders from Amazon Prime. I have to say, she's very up on things for her age. 

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Ariella
Ariella
3/11/2019 9:40:20 AM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@srulofo1 My impression is that many drivers have to stop far earlier than 95, usually in their 80s, and sometimes even in their 70s, or 60s. It is difficult for people to give up their car and the independence it represents to them. I was talking to a friend about her father-in-law iin his 80s who also is having difficulty but didn't want to give up his car.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/10/2019 10:21:15 PM
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Re: Phantom Auto
@Ariella With the elderly, it's poor eyesight, hearing, even lack of feeling in the extremities so they can't feel the pedals or even know which pedal they are using. My mother, who turned 95 last month, cracked into several cars trying to park in a parking spot last year. Now she has a renewed driver's license, but not the use of the car because it needs to be repaired. She should not be on the road any longer anyway! I believe self-driving cars would be the perfect solution for the active elderly who can no longer drive themselves.

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