I am usually one of the last educated persons in the Western world to hear of–let alone experience–technology that applies to aspects of life that are beyond the realm of communications.  Witness my startlement yesterday when, while walking toward a parking lot with a coworker, a parked vehicle there–driverless–suddenly perked, its engine humming and headlights coming on.  I looked hard but no one was in the driver’s seat.

Turning to my coworker and prepared to deliver a message along the liens of “Oh no, Timmy’s fallen into the well!”, I was further astonished to watch her walk up to said vehicle and slide the door open–keyless yet.
No surprise to many, she of course was not keyless, merely discreet, and the key includes an automatic starter–for those cold (or superheated) mornings when one doesn’t want to slog outside to get the engine turned over.  “It defrosts the windows, too,” she added.  Really?!  “Well, I  wouldn’t be scraping them, that’s for sure.”  Wow.


4 Responses to “Magic?”

  1. Sandy Says:

    And just about the time you learn to drive, they’ll come out with a car that drives itself. You do know there are cars that parallel park themselves, yes?

  2. yvette Says:

    So you’re really saying that she doesn’t need that driver’s manual after all, then. But what will she read now that she’ll have gobs and gobs of spare time?

  3. halifaxing Says:

    There is no way I am going to believe in self-parallel-parking vehicles–except for horses.

  4. Marian Says:

    Better believe it, Francisca. I saw it on a commercial so it must be
    true. But I’m with you, on much of it. I have a cell phone, but only
    use it for calling or receiving calls, that’s it. I have a computer, but
    only use it for e-mails, searching, and reading journals like yours.
    Who has the enormous amount of time it takes to use all the time-savers?

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