I don’t think anyone can argue that technology makes many aspects of our lives simpler and more convenient, but it often brings complications with it as well, as we all know. But every once in a while, something comes along that just unambiguously makes things better. Stuff like the vaccine, electrical lights, and improved communications technology.
Add to that list just about any “convenience” gadget you can build into a car. I’ve long maintained that everything from power windows to automatic transmission is, in fact, a safety feature: anything you can get a machine to do for you while you’re driving reduces the amount of distraction you suffer while performing the task, which by definition makes you a less distracted driver and thus a safer driver. Continue reading ‘Making people’s lives better… in 4 years.’ »