We both learnt to drive using a manual car and we started veering into the pros and cons of stick shift driving.
And then a Think happened.
Did the licensing people run into huge amounts of skepticism when automatic cars were introduced onto our roads?
Did they come up against angry mobs when suggesting that learner drivers could BYOC ( bring your own car) to a driving test, as opposed to using a Standard state sanctioned model?
Were there arguments around personalisation of tools?
In the end, were the changes that took place in the car licensing system based around resourcing and the greater economy?
Do you remember car-less days? I think they came in when we had an oil shortage. I remember the neighbour had a sticker on his car which signalled the day he was not to drive. My Dad had an exemption sticker - something to do with the fact that he needed his car to do his job. I wonder if our seemingly infinite supply of interwebs will ever run short? Will we have state sanctioned internet-less days for that? Will there be exemptions?