Travel

Travel

78956AB1-CB1E-4F16-9EE5-A06AAF407A43While vacations are important for multiple reasons, the process of traveling has become more frustrating. Highways are usually congested, public transportation is expensive and often delayed, and the risk of personal injury/illness is higher than ever. I can hardly imagine how unpleasant it would have been for me to fly overseas to cruise on that quarantined ship.
In my opinion, one of the biggest challenges for the next generation is finding a way to improve how we travel. It should be convenient, safe, fast and inexpensive. Somehow I dream about Star Trek’s transporter being the answer, but that might have to wait. So I hope our innovators can whip something up soon.

Tractor Trailers

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Obviously our consumerism in the US has increased the use of large tractor trailers on our highways. I travel on I-81 the most and it has become a true danger. The number of trucks on this highway often creates major safety hazards, as many of them speed and change lanes frequently as they struggle up hills and accelerate downhill. Many times they have changed lanes when I am immediately beside them, forcing me to stop or run off the road. It seems obvious that small cars and these giant trucks should not have the same speed limits and laws of the road. How many more fatalities will it take to wake up our governing bodies??