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(io9)   Have you ever gotten home and not remembered driving there? Have you suddenly "come to" behind the wheel of a car without remembering the last few miles? You're not alone. Here comes the science (and the oncoming traffic)   (io9.com ) divider line
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2013-05-03 07:39:47 PM  
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This happens to people more often than you might think. I mean, I was out driving one day and found myself in the country, out beside a shotgun shack in another part of the world. And what I realized was that I was behind the wheel of a large automobile, not inside mybeautiful house with my beautiful wife. And I had to ask myself at that point,well, how did I get here? It was like I was letting water hold me down, water that was flowing underneath the ground, and all I could do was look up into the blue sky and realize that my money was gone. And you ask, how do I work this? But it's the same as it ever was. That's what you realize.
2013-05-03 10:08:13 PM  
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What does it mean that this is where I learned how to drive?

Of course it talked about freeway hypnosis.

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2013-05-03 08:57:08 PM  
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Pocket Ninja: This happens to people more often than you might think. I mean, I was out driving one day and found myself in the country, out beside a shotgun shack in another part of the world. And what I realized was that I was behind the wheel of a large automobile, not inside mybeautiful house with my beautiful wife. And I had to ask myself at that point,well, how did I get here? It was like I was letting water hold me down, water that was flowing underneath the ground, and all I could do was look up into the blue sky and realize that my money was gone. And you ask, how do I work this? But it's the same as it ever was. That's what you realize.


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2013-05-03 08:53:07 PM  
1 vote:
I used to drive 6 hours across New York to get to or from college, and it was pretty much all one highway that looked the same. I would routinely find myself 3 or 4 exits further than where I thought I was and not even realize it.

But that does not even compare to those nights when I would be driving home tired, and I would suddenly jolt into focus and realize I had just fallen asleep. That is downright terrifying.
2013-05-03 08:48:06 PM  
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Well sure, but that's not going to make me click on a Gawker link.
2013-05-03 08:46:58 PM  
1 vote:
Have you ever gotten home and not remembered driving there?  We all have.  Now here's an article about something almost completely different.
2013-05-03 08:46:57 PM  
1 vote:
Fark, I am disappoint

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2013-05-03 08:43:54 PM  
1 vote:
I call it autopilot. It's not as close to sleep as the article's author seems to think, It's just spacing out, thinking about what you're going to do when you get home, etc. I usually snap out of it after two or three miles.
2013-05-03 08:14:06 PM  
1 vote:
This sounds like the beginning of a Steven Wright joke.
2013-05-03 05:40:45 PM  
1 vote:
Oh ... you mean sober.
 
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