In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Fun Platform.”
Pretty much the thing I want most in this world is cars that drive themselves. I feel like driving is such a massive annoying was of time, especially long distances. I can imagine the joy of being able to click an app on my smartphone and a car drives itself over to pick me up to go to the grocery store or to Brooklyn. Inside the car, I face the back seats, recline and read a book, maybe fall asleep doing it, or maybe eat a sandwich, or even a messy taco. If I were in charge of the country, I would devote the resources it would take to make this dream a reality. The technology has already come a long way towards achieving this. Sensors, satellites, car to car communication, and an array of other infrastructure details need to be worked out to make it a large scale feasible reality,but it is worth it. The environment will be better off with fewer cars just sitting around in parking lots, or idling in traffic or sitting at traffic lights. We are tired of driving and the roads will be safer without all of these human beings out there who are prone to screwing up, drinking and texting while driving, and falling asleep at the wheel.