The widespread implementation of autonomous cars on our roads, highways, and collective psyche is inevitable. The majority has spoken and myriad companies have already begun investing money into the concept. And although a few driverless cars will likely begin hitting the marketplace within a few years, it will—thankfully—take decades for the technology to reach ubiquity.
I only hope the inevitable happens after my life has run its natural course, because autonomous cars will be a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad thing for America. Here's why: