Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In the future, you will not drive


At the Consumer Electronics Show, General Motors unveiled a pod-like car that can drive itself.  This emerging technology is certainly good news for those of us who do not like to drive.  There.  I said it.  I am a man and I don't like to drive.  
Unfortunately, GM estimates that these vehicles won't be market-ready until the year 2030.  Geez, by that time, there might not be a GM anymore.  In fact, I'm willing to bet there won't be.

The other downside is that the current top speed of the vehicle is only 30mph, making it little more than a high-tech skateboard.  That could make it difficult or at least tedious to get to work on time.  Still, it's a step in the right direction.  Not only with the elimination of driving but the curtailing of carbon emissions.  These cars plug into a wall outlet and run on battery power.  Anything that helps reduce greenhouse gasses and gives us a leg up on global warming is ok by me.  In fact, it's an imperative.

Feeling sick tonight, folks.  This is all I've got.  Sorry.

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