Evolution of the MyFaceTube Car
Kicking Tires, a blog for car buyers on cars.com, recently posted a survey asking about the importance of easy Internet access in a moving vehicle. The survey reported that 65 percent of respondents under 35 years old considered in-vehicle Internet service either important or very important.
The Sachs Report estimates that this group of 65 percent is further divided into two subgroups: those who fail to begin driving for 30 seconds once the light turns green (not applicable on the East Coast) or those drivers who are literally standing on their brakes as they approach the rear of my car at 50 mph, causing that head-tucking-into-the-shoulders sound of screeching tires and billowing grey tire smoke choking out visibility in the entire intersection.
The Sachs Report last fall delivered a hard-hitting four-part series on the dangers of texting while driving, long before Oprah tackled the issue and federal, state and local ordinances began popping up across the nation. But apparently that's now old news. I remember futurist Jim Carroll, saying that technology today moves so fast that "half of what an engineering student learns in their first year is obsolete or revised by the time they graduate." It looks as though the perils of texting while driving may soon become passé as "MyFaceTubing" while driving becomes popular.