An article appeared in the New York Times on new years eve regarding the number of attacks self driving cars were receiving in Chandler AZ. People rushing up to an idling driverless van at an intersection and slashing the tires, driverless vehicles being pelted with stones, a woman coming out of her house to scream at a driverless van to leave her neighborhood and never come back. Some nut job purposely attempting to drive a driverless vehicle off the road. Guy would drive up in front of one, swing into it's lane and jam on his brakes. Another irresponsible gun owner waved and pointed his .22 caliber revolver at the back-up human riding in the driverless vehicle The article went on to talk about the engineers in these vehicles being threatened with physical harm at stop lights and not at stop lights. There are even people engaged in hacking the driverless cars sensors to cause them to crash and/or malfunction. The article got me thinking about the Luddites, a secret oath based organization of 19th century textile workers who's main mission in life was to destroy the newly designed and installed textile machines and looms cause they thought the machines would steal away their livelihood. What are the people of Chandler AZ thinking? Is it something in the water? 21 attacks on driverless cars in a year. When Edward Abbey came out with his book The Monkey Wrench Gang (which is all about this kind of mischief) I wrote him and had a brief correspondence to better understand the intent and message of that book. And while George Hayduke may think burning billboards out in the desert will save the desert and blowing up Glen Canyon Dam will save the Colorado, he got it wrong then and it's still wrong now. Today I learned that the Chinese Moon Rover has started growing cotton on the moon, yes, inside the Rover but think about it. You have some folks in Chandler AZ stoning driverless vehicles...stoning...like in the bible in biblical times, stoning the thing they are against. And in the meantime the Chinese have transported cotton seeds to the moon, have an irrigation system to water the seeds and the technology to watch the growth of these seeds. I think that is absolutely terrific and light years ahead of the few Luddites that reside in Chandler AZ. And also demonstrates the elongated spectrum of how broad the polarization bandwidth really is amongst us.