Re: Zuck and metaverse
When I was driving to work today (I have to, there isn't a viable public transport option if I want to sleep past 5am) I noticed a another vehicle with more than 1 person in*. First time I've seen that in ages.
*Excluding trades vans which usually have 2-3 people in.
The hub and spoke public transport model means I would need to take 2 buses and a train to get to work. It would cost at least twice as much and take twice as long (if I was lucky and the train wasn't cancelled). Oh, and I probably wouldn't have a seat. When you add in that I drive my daughter to college on my way to work, that cost for public transport becomes more than triple my car-based costs.
If there was a viable public transport option, I would use it, but TPTB need to wake-up and plan a system where cars are no-longer a necessity if they want wider adoption and a lower environmental impact. Instead they are just focused on electric car ownership and banning non-EVs which will limit personal transport options for the poorer in society (there isn't a reasonably-priced 2nd hand market for EVs).