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View Diary: Does driving less mean living in The Matrix? (20 comments)

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  •  seriously! (4+ / 0-)

    I'm just barely a GenXer, not a Millenial, but sure, I do a lot of online socializing, some of it with fairly nearby friends.  Does an IM conversation replace a quick drive to a coffee shop sometimes?  Sure.  But I can have those more often -- I can chat for a few minutes when I get home from a long day, when even if I had a car I'd turn down a face-to-face hangout because I need sleep.  

    But there's more -- to the OP, look at the quote you highlighted: "which are rapidly spawning new transportation options".  Not new interaction options, like Skype, but new transportation options.  Car-sharing services.  Bike-sharing services.  Quick online route planning for public transit, rather than having a sheaf of bus schedules and a headache.  

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