The Plane Can Fly Itself. Is That Always a Good Thing?
Automation has helped create one of the safest stretches in aviation history. But some pilots are worried they are relying too much on autopilot.
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Sometimes journalists flaunt their statistical illiteracy. The howling non sequitur in the 1st two sentences of this article (echoing Trump) is an example. The Plane Can Fly Itself. Is That Always a Good Thing?
There are, like, a dozen STS dissertations in this story. Tacit knowledge, automation, professional identity, deskilling...all age-old themes.
The Plane Can Fly Itself. Is That Always a Good Thing? Complicated automation systems can also confuse pilots and potentially cause them to take action they shouldn’t, pilots said