5 weeks ago
One of the best things about driving on the blue roads is that any time you want to you can pull over stop and just think about whatever strikes your fancy.
(Mary Sperling) claimed her car from the robopark, guided it up the ramp and set the controls for the North Shore. The car waited for a break in the traffic, then dived into the high-speed stream and hurried north. Mary settled back for a nap….awakened by the jangle of the emergency alarm and by the speedster slowing to a stop… “All cars resume local control….” Methuselah's Children, Robert A Heinlein, (1941) or 1958.With autonomous or even semi-autonomous cars in 120mph+ pelotons on existing freeways and Musk 120mph skates in tunnels in LA, whole metro areas are sprawlsville. The American life style will not be changed to urban living. Ford, General Motors, and all the rest will still be around in 2100 promoting sprawl.