A tipping point.
Slate has a post on the changing energy consumption in the world. The developing world is no longer the majority consumer of global oil. One of the claims is that the developing world has been able to hopscotch to the latest technologies in telecommunications going directly to wireless. It makes me wonder what would be the hopscotch for transportation technologies if you were starting today. Would the dominant format be the automobile propelled in any manner or would it be a mass transit system. Most of our cars spend their time not being utilized. Does that make sense?