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"I kind of take it for granted that our great-grandchildren will regard us as a sort of precursor species. That they won't think of us as human and if we could see them, we probably wouldn't think of them as human either."
- William Gibson

Automatic Parking  
  Vehicle autonomously heads for a public hangar.  

I took the manual controls then and landed. And no sooner had I got out, then the ship rose automatically and started off by itself. They had automatic parking devices. The ship had gone to a public hangar, the nearest, where it would be automatically serviced and cared for. There was a little call set I should have taken with me when I got out. Then I could have pressed a button and called it to me — wherever I was in that city.
From Twilight, by John W. Campbell.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1934
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