...The One-Minute Pundit
Monday, August 01, 2011
GM's Electric Networked-Vehicle (sic) is cute, but especially with the emphasis on Networked it will likely be little more than that. How long since the sci-fi brains first spoke of self-propelled vehicles -- a vision as horrifying to the old GM as the trolleys it drove off our streets? We further suspect it's doing it as a favor to its quasi-CEO His Incompetence. And self-propelled vehicles aren't all a favor; they point to the increasingly centralized control of our lives by a surface-benign Google-like central brain. But eliminating needless accidents and especially the DUIs may alas be worth it.