There’s a short article this month in the Atlantic about the future of the automobile. It’s speculative, of course, but the gist is that by the end of this century cars as we know them will be no more.
I’m sure we all see that coming, and it’s obviously necessary, but it still makes me a bit sad. I like cool cars in a less than auto enthusiast but greater than the average person kind of way. The notion that there will be no place in the world beyond museums for old Jaguars, Austin-Healeys, and primer gray Camaros is a bummer.
But it happens to all technology eventually. We don’t see a lot of catapults and balustrades protecting cities these days, for example, though I’m sure somewhere there’s a hipster army fighting with them.
So here’s your mission: Pick one technology that you love that you never want to see go obsolete, and defend your choice in the comments section. And no, “porn” is not a technology. Thank goodness.
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