Should driver-less cars become a commonplace way of getting from here to there – Google is already sending them out on public roads – Koushik Dutta posits that instead of vehicles that sit idle most of the time, as is now the case, our collective fleet will be more like commercial airliners, which are almost always in use.

The result: fewer total cars.

Unpaving Paradise: Do Driverless Cars Mean the End of Parking Lots? – Conor Friedersdorf – Technology – The Atlantic. Very cool stuff to think about, and hope for. But of course the most dangerous drivers will be the ones to insist that they drive themselves everywhere. This is inevitable.