Tuesday, November 10, 2009


"A new government-backed initiative in Europe called SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment) is being launched to develop and test technology for vehicles that can drive themselves in long road trains on highways."

Are you kidding me? "SARTRE?" Someone in Europe has a great sense of humor. Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher of radical freedom. Remember with Sartre, on the road of life, there's "No Exit." In fact, with Sartre, there's not even a "road." So I now wonder about these Sartre-cars... wandering aimlessly without direction, life being absurd, filled with nausea...   My advice is: stay out of Europe when the SARTRE-cars arrive.