Here's the premise: By 2040, no one will need a driver's license because our cars will drive us around more safely than we can drive ouselves.
Does it sound too much like the Jetsons?
Well, this week California joined Nevada in approving a law that allows Google to test its self-driving cars on public roadways. Watch the YouTube video on this article to see the car in action in Washington, D.C.
Google isn't the only company developing this kind of technology, but it's the most visible. Google co-founder Sergey Brin said at the California law signing that the cars could be a breakthrough for the blind and others, according to CNN.com.
"Some people have other disabilities, some people are too young, some people are too old, sometimes we're too intoxicated," said Brin.
So how about it? Would you climb into a self-driving car and trust the technology to keep you safe? Do you think such cars will be used extensively in the future or will they become novelties like the Segway?
Take our poll and tell us more in the comments.