Wednesday, May 5, 2021

#125 / Gauzy Visions


Farhad Manjoo, a technology columnist at The New York Times, wrote on February 19, 2021, about "The One Big Problem With Electric Cars." Want to take a guess? Here's that problem: 

They’re still cars. Technology can’t cure America of its addiction to the automobile.

Manjoo is worried that what he calls "gauzy visions" of an all electric (car) future are profoundly out of touch with reality. As we confront the need to make radical changes in how we live and work, to address the global warming crisis that is putting our human civilization in peril, and that is leading to massive species extinctions around the world, let's not forget Manjoo's point. 

He's right.

Electric or not, "they're still cars," and we need to rework our entire transportation system to recognize the truth that we are "all in this together."

Since we are, that means sharing needs to be our principle methodology in transportation, as in all other aspects of our lives. 

Individualism kills!

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