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Probably I was the last person on the planet to find out this is happening. And I should have guessed it, anyway. There’s a particular place in New Mexico where a police car sits around with a dummy in uniform at the wheel to discourage speeding. The inevitable next step was to replace the drivers of cars going past, standing their cars on their noses when they saw the police cruiser.
Things do have a way of making the full circle. Half the drivers today are being directed by the voices of their friendly GPS devices while they text their wives, mistresses, husbands, boyfriends, parents, kids, and people they’re trying to buy something from on Craigslist. A nice Google package would relieve them of the burden of having to be distracted by red lights and road rage. In fact, the model that’s not equipped with steering wheel or pedals would go a step further to allow them to spend every waking minute texting and talking on the cell.
Put a mannequin in the driver seat and give it a cell phone to talk on and this thing will be lobbying for the right to vote and get mechanical insurance. With an inflatable girl-friend sitting in the passenger seat we wouldn’t need Americans anymore.