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I Could Car Less
It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally reached a decision. I owe it to the planet, I owe it to the kids, I owe it to myself. I hereby resolve that I will never drive a car again.

Instead, I will use public transportation. I refuse to burn fossil fuels simply for my personal convenience. I will not add my vehicle to the worsening crush of traffic. There is no way I can permit my selfishness to ruin our world for generations to come, so I must end my affair with the internal combustion engine.

As you can imagine this is a pretty ambitious undertaking, so before I take the plunge I have a couple of small conditions that will need to be met. For starters I’d like the bus to meet me whenever and wherever I want. I realize that such an expectation might test the limits of our rapid transit infrastructure, but I am more than willing to meet the infrastructure half way. I don’t really need an entire bus to come and get me, so how about a one-person drone? Excuse me if I’m stating the obvious, but unlike stodgy land-based transport drones can simply fly above the rush hour traffic. That works for everyone’s convenience. Oh, and it would have to be electric. Otherwise what’s the point?

Also, since driverless vehicles are practically a thing already, why don’t we throw that feature in as well? If they were all plugged into the same system and constantly talking to one another, they would definitely be safer. Especially if ejection seats were standard equipment.

I assume that my fellow citizens would also like to use these flying robot taxis, so we’d need to have a fleet of at least 10,000 available here in my county, perhaps at a central location. I think we all ought to be able to count on a pick-up within five minutes after calling. That seems fair to me and completely doable. One could call a drone to get oneself to the hyperloop station, arrive at one’s stop in a trice, than call another to get one to that appointment for one’s aura adjustment. What could be simpler? I’m surprised no one has thought of this before.

I know that such a system is still a few months away, but the technology is there. Until my first flying robot taxi arrives, I’ll try to drive less and continue to do a lot of coasting in neutral. It’s the least I can do, but I am more than willing to do the least I can do.

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