With so many people and (lately) nations agreeing that we have to reduce our carbon output to preserve life as we know it on this planet, it is reasonable to expect that we will all be driving less in the future.
Except that there’s no way we’re going to be driving less.
Humans, especially American humans, are too much in love with their cars and the ease of personalized combustion-engine-powered travel to give up these convenient machines anytime soon.
Technology may make our cars “cleaner”, though even the most advanced electric vehicles simply trade emissions created at the tailpipe to emissions created at the power plant.
And while computer-driven cars will certainly be more fuel efficient thanks to the removal of the lead foot from the equation, there is some thought that unless we get the laws right, autonomous vehicle technology could result in more miles traveled (and gas burned), not less.
Here’s a startling look at Rush Hour from a director named Fernando Livschitz and his company, Black Sheep Films. Livschitz did the opening credits sequence to Stephen Colbert’s new show on CBS.
Hilarious and terrifying, in that it feels like someone is going to die but you’ve gotta love the music and the timing.
Describe a close call you had on the roadway.