Constant In Car Connectivity

honda fit dash

I’m too lazy to go to the garage and take a picture of my car’s dash, so here’s a stock photo.

It’s been a thesis of mine for some time that luxuries become necessities.

That’s hardly an original observation. Oscar Wilde put it much better than I when he said “Give me the luxuries and I can dispense with the necessities.”

Thirty years ago power doors and windows were only an option on luxury cars. Today they’re standard on even economy models.

Only five speakers in a home theater setup? How can anybody we expected to listen to fewer than seven?

oscar wilde

Oscar Wilde would have spared no expense on his cinema room.

I drove my beloved old Toyota hard for years, to the point where it became clear that I had to retire it and look for a new one.

As a consequence of driving an older car, it had few modern conveniences.

Not anymore.

In my new Honda FIT I’ve got a touchscreen LCD display and SIRI integration with my iPhone.

Seriously, it’s like being at the helm of a Federation starship.

“Hey SIRI! Plot a course to Medicine Hat, Alberta.”

“Hey SIRI! End navigation.”

“Hey SIRI! Play all music, shuffled.”

“Hey SIRI! Send a text.”

It’s both exhilarating and a little unnerving at the same time.

Do I really need to send texts (and emails) while I’m driving.

Maybe sometimes. I don’t know.

Yet I find myself doing it all the time.

It makes me wonder what’s next.

flying car

I CAN’T WAIT for one of these!