Friday, June 22, 2012
"Renting Cars", Comments on Future Shock
Future Shock is a book written by Alvin Toffler, and published in 1970. I'm reading through it and commenting as I go. Feel free to follow (and comment) along!
On p65, Toffler mentions the then burgeoning rental car market as another indicator of our growing transient relationship with "things". It would be interesting to see what he would think now of the "flex" cars available in most metro areas that allow you to pick them up when and where you need them, and more or less abandon them when you are done.
Even better, the likely coming wave of self-driving cars that come to you when you need them, take you to where you want to go, and then drive off to service someone else.