August 13, 2000
I always remember being in elementary school and discussing the invention of the automobile. When the horseless carriage came to be, there was a tremendous amount of resistance to this new mode of transportation. The stories went that those who had grown up with the horse scoffed at this loud and noisy invention claiming they would never succumb to having to travel in one of these new fangled contraptions. At the time, I thought this was hilarious. How could anyone not want a car? They have become such a part of our lives that no one could imagine what life would be like without them. “Surely that couldn’t happen now.” I had thought to myself. People have obviously evolved to the point to where they can see the benefits of technology rather than fear it. I was wrong.