If you were lost in Europe and trying to find your way to your hotel and you happened upon a street with a cobbler and a robot shop which one would you enter in hopes of finding good directions' Well if you were Homer Simpson you would probably just stand there and moan, "mmm'cobbler." But most folks would probably ask the friendly shoe repair man for directions.

Robots just aren't that good at giving directions. They don't know what's going on in the neighborhood. Is there construction or an event in town that might clog up the streets' What about different times of day and driving with or without the commute' Robots don't have the qualitative skills to add value to the vast amount of data on the streets, roads and highways in the country.
The campaign to use cell phones to help in the treatment or identification of accident and disaster victims has taken off worldwide since the first bomb attacks in London earlier this month.

Mobile phone users are being urged to enter a number in their phone's memory with the acronym ICE, for In Case of Emergency, with the contact person's name and number.

Paramedics or police would be able to swiftly to find the number and use it to reach a relative or friend who could help identify deceased victims and treat injured ones, by providing vital personal information, including details of any medical conditions.
Baseball is a thinking man's game. But if you talk to 'fans' around the country you'll find that less and less of them appreciate the subtleties of the sport. The most obvious example is the desire for more offense. It brings to mind the ads that ran on ESPN for a while showing the glamorous life of hitters versus the mundane one of pitchers. The hitters just shrugged and said, 'Chicks dig the long ball.'