You're cruising down the road, nearing a school zone, when BAM! Out of nowhere, a little girl chasing her ball across the street appears. Your heart races, you slam on the brakes, and then her image dissolves. What?
Technological progress is amazing. Case in point: When I was learning to drive, my safety monitor was a "mom." It barked orders at me as I navigated Massachusetts streets, oftentimes recklessly at high rates of speed. In the future? Computers!
Fall asleep at the wheel of the new Mercedes E-class and the car will attempt to wake you up. Then, like a good $50,000 vehicle, it will suggest you pause for coffee.